With most teams at or near the midway point of their 2022 campaigns, it’s time to reflect.
We’re not here to debate the highest overall offensive prospects by position for the 2023 NFL Draft. As a substitute, this week’s draft update will take a look at the highest offensive risers, by position, around halfway through the season. These are players who were perhaps a bit lower on the radar or had much to prove when the season began but have done well for themselves to this point.
The group below features just a number of of our favorites — we now have many more. As all the time, we’d love to listen to your picks. Drop ’em within the comments.
QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Just a few others have an argument. TCU’s Max Duggan, for instance, continues to one-up himself together with his decision-making consistency and overall ball placement. But no quarterback within the country has kept his arrow firmly pointed up for longer this season than Hendon Hooker. A man who had to come back off the bench to win the job at Tennessee after transferring in from Virginia Tech, Hooker is the most important on-field reason for Josh Heupel’s Tennessee power surge. (Wide receiver Bru McCoy can be beginning to help loads.)
Hooker entered the weekend at 10.6 yards per attempt and with a median depth of goal at 11.5 yards.