5 quarterback prospects the Vikings could draft in 2022

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Carson Strong (Nevada)


  • Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 215 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 2,858 passing yards
  • 27 TDs
  • 70.1 completion percentage

Zach Wilson picked up steam early in his final season at BYU thanks to some impressive arm talent and a knack for big plays. Carson Strong hopes to follow that path in 2021 with Nevada, but his preseason expectations and hype are already a step ahead of where Wilson was at this point.

Strong might have the best pure arm in this draft class as he flashes an insane amount of zip and touch when needed. His ability to drop throws into the bucket near the red zone is the first thing that stands out when watching the Wolf Pack offense. He is not afraid to take shots down the field, though not every deep heave pans is on the money.

The NFL has fallen in love with elite arm strength, which perfectly sums up Strong. His ceiling as a thrower is through the roof and the level of competition that he faces has proven not to be a factor. Wilson and Trey Lance both landed in the top three picks this year despite not playing Power Five opponents.

Strong put on a show against Wyoming last season, with so many laser throws for big gains and key completions, including a game-winning toss in overtime. He lit up that Wyoming defense for 420 yards and four touchdowns while completing 75 percent of his attempts.

He finished the season with 27 touchdown tosses and just four interceptions in nine games. If he continues to build on a strong sophomore season, Strong can be a high draft pick in a year.