Kedon Slovis and the Trojans kickoff their season on Saturday against the San José State Spartans, and the USC QB wasted little time getting back to form. The pandemic was hard on all of us last season, but in College Football, I’m not sure if anyone was impacted as much as Slovis. Last season, Slovis finished with seven interceptions in just six games. When compared to 2019, he threw nine interceptions in twelve games. However, in Saturday’s matchup against San José State, Kedon Slovis looked much like his 2019 self. If he’s able to continue, we could be talking about an early draft pick for the USC QB.
Kedon Slovis earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating on throws 20+ yards downfield in Week 1 pic.twitter.com/KpTEdcujTU
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) September 5, 2021
On Saturday, Kedon Slovis completed 24 of 36 passes for 256 passing yards, as well as two touchdowns. Slovis finished with a 66.7 completion percentage, which is actually a lower average than his 2020 season. In 2019, the USC QB finished with a 71.9% completion percentage. The Trojans open up conference play next week in a matchup against Stanford.
The 2022 NFL Draft Class At Quarterback
In our 2022 NFL Draft Big Board Top 100, which was released recently, Kedon Slovis is listed as the 39th overall prospect, as well as the 5th overall QB. Additionally, Brian Lamb has Kedon Slovis going 13th overall to Washington in his latest mock draft. Currently, Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell are predicted to be drafted at the top of the 2022 NFL Draft. However, Desmond Ridder and Carson Strong are two other quarterback prospects that could sneak into the first round.
Regardless of how the rest of the 2022 NFL Draft class performs, USC QB Kedon Slovis is in control of his own destiny. If he’s able to perform at a high level, much like he did in 2019, he’s going to be starting on Sundays in 2022 for an NFL franchise.