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Division 2 Diamonds: Reviewing the QB’s of D2

Division 2 football seems to always be overlooked but this year there are some quarterbacks who are going to make it hard for NFL teams to pass by. Check out 6 division 2 quarterbacks who are solid 2020 NFL Draft Prospects.

Not many Division 2 quarterbacks get a shot in the NFL. Right now there is one on an NFL roster. He was signed after the AAF went upside down. That quarterback is Luis Perez. While it is not easy to make it to the NFL, there are six quarterbacks I reviewed the film of, that I was really impressed with. Let’s talk about them!

Jayru Campbell, QB, Ferris State – The 6050 gunslinger from Detroit, Michigan led his team to the NCAA Division 2 Championship in which they came up short against Valdosta, but this kid can do it all. He has the speed to take off and has a great arm. Campbell transferred to Ferris State after winning a national championship at Garden City CC, where he played receiver, in 2016. The Ferris State quarterback was named the Harlon Hill Trophy winner, given annually to the top Division II football player in the nation. Campbell completed 60.6 percent of his pass attempts for 2,832 yards and 26 touchdowns, with just five interceptions. He also has rushed for 1,338 yards and 20 touchdowns on 260 carries for an average of 5.1 yards a carry.

Collin DiGalbo, QB, Kutztown – The 6000, 215-pound passer from Secane, Pennsylvania. Collin is a 3x All-PSAC East Second Team Award winner. He has school records for Longest Run by a QB, Most rushing yards by a QB in a game, and Most Rushing TD’s by a QB in a game and season. He has won the PSAC East Offensive Athlete of the Week 5 different times. In his career, Collin has thrown the ball 785 times, completed 496 times for 6089 yards including 44 touchdowns. Add in the fact that he added an additional 1239 yards in three seasons with 23 touchdowns. This kid is a legit dual threat.

Roland Rivers III, QB, Slippery Rock – A 6030, 229-pound gunslinger from Ellenwood, Georgia. I love this kids attitude. After putting an article earlier this season on the quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft, Rivers hit me up and said by the end of the year I will be your top QB. I love this attitude. Rivers played at Valdosta State before joining the Rock. Last season Rivers threw for 2,721 yards and 28 touchdowns and averaged 226.8 yards per game. He earned the first team All-PSAC West, and also finished the season second on the team in rushing with 597 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Nick Watson, QB, Tiffin – Over the past two years Nick Watson the 6000, 200-pound passer from Cincinnati, Ohio has been a beast. He has thrown for 2,000 plus yards two seasons in a row. He has thrown 29 touchdowns over his career. Nick Watson led the Dragons in passing, with 270.4 yards per game. Watson ranks 2nd in the G-MAC. Hillsdale Chance Stewart led the G-MAC, averaging 274.7 passing yards per game.

Willie Candler, QB, West Georgia – The 6010 quarterback from Atlanta, Georgia. Candler has been starting since his Freshman year where he played in eight games starting the final four games. Since those final four games, Willie has been a monster for UWG. He threw for 2681 yards in 2018 and threw for 25 touchdowns. His sophomore year he threw for 2913 yard and 25 touchdowns.

AJ Long, QB, West Chester – Long a is a former Syracuse commit that has been pretty impressive for West Chester. The 6010 quarterback from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania started at Syracuse in five games in 2014, and while he struggled a bit at Cuse, he has torn it up at the D2 level. Long has threw for 2131 yards and 23 touchdowns, and rushed for an additional 734 yards and 8 touchdowns. I would expect him to ball out this season.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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