QB Country’s 2021 Draft Prep Class Hard at Work
The 2021 QB Country NFL Draft prep class features five talented quarterbacks that had outstanding college careers. Mac Jones (Alabama), Davis Mills (Stanford), Collin Hill (South Carolina), Zach Smith (Tulsa), and Brady Davis (Illinois State) are spending the next several months preparing with QB Country for the transition from college to the professional ranks. Jones and Mills are training in Mobile with QB Country founder David Morris. Hill and Davis are training with coaches Thomas Morris and Tim Zetts at QB Country Nashville. Smith is training with coach Landy Klann at QB Country Dallas.
Here’s a brief look at each trainee’s college resume:
Mac Jones, Alabama
After taking the reins as starter after an injury to Tua Tagovailoa in 2019, Mac capped his Crimson Tide career in historic fashion. In his first full year as a starter, he compiled a perfect 13-0 record, completed 311-of-402 passes (77.4%) for 4500 yards, 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He set the NCAA single-season record for completion percentage, led all Division 1 quarterbacks in passing yards, set Alabama’s all-time record for single-season passing yardage, and finished with an NCAA-leading 201.1 passer rating and 96.1 QBR. His 346.2 passing yards per game was good for third nationally. He earned multiple awards honoring the nation’s top quarterback, including the Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm, and the Manning Award. Mac was a consensus first team All-America selection (AFCA, Associated Press, The Sporting News, Walter Camp) and also named a first-teamer by ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus and USA Today. He was one of four Heisman Trophy finalists and a finalist for the Maxwell and Walter Camp Player of the Year awards. He was selected as the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named to the All-SEC first team by the AP and the conference coaches. He recorded four of the Crimson Tide’s 10 400-plus yards passing performances in program history, the most by any one quarterback at UA and tied for the most in single-season SEC history.
Davis Mills, Stanford
Despite a shortened senior season, Davis capped a stellar Stanford career in strong fashion, earning All-Pac-12 honors, team MVP honors, a place on the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm watch lists and finishing the season 129-of-195 (66.2%) for 1,508 yards, seven touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns in his five eligible starts. His 301.6 yards per game were the second most in the Pac-12. As a junior, Davis earned recognition as the Cardinal’s most outstanding junior, notched a Manning Award Star of the Week award and completed 158-of-241 passes (65.6%) for 1,960 yards and 11 touchdowns in six starts. He holds the Stanford single game record for passing yards (504).
Collin Hill, South Carolina
After overcoming the third ACL surgery of his career and missing most of the 2019 season, Collin earned the starting job for the Gamecocks out of training camp. He started eight contests in 2020 and passed for 1,411 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for four touchdowns. For his courage and perseverance, Collin was named a Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of The Year Semifinalist. Hill transferred to South Carolina from Colorado State where he started 12 games across three seasons, had five 300+ passing yard games and served as team captain. He was ranked among the nation’s top passers in multiple categories prior to his season-ending injury as a freshman.
Zach Smith, Tulsa
In a combined 40 games between Tulsa and Baylor, Zach completed 614 passes for 8,224 yards and 53 touchdowns. In 2020, he led Tulsa to the AAC conference championship game, a top-25 national ranking and its first bowl appearance since 2016. He earned two Davey O’Brien Great 8 honors, a Manning Passing Award Star of the Week and was named to the Davey O’Brien Award midseason watch list. He led the Golden Hurricane to two comeback wins over top-25 opponents completing 17 of 29 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-26 upset of No. 11 UCF and completing 26 of 38 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-24 upset of No. 19 SMU.
Brady Davis, Illinois State
Brady started 11 games at ISU in 2019 before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the home finale against Missouri State. He threw for 1,570 yards and nine touchdowns and finished the season with 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including a 52-yard touchdown run in a win over Morehead State. He earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for a career-high 419 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Northern Arizona. He started all ten games played in during the 2018 season, earning Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team honors and finishing second in the voting for MVFC Newcomer of the Year. He completed 142-of-254 pass attempts for 1,935 yards with 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. His 19 touchdown passes rank eighth on the ISU single-season list.
QB Country has built a proven, world-class training program to guide quarterbacks from college to the NFL. The program includes specialized training, strength and conditioning, movement, nutrition and recovery, and interview/meeting prep. The goal is to ensure a differentiating performance during each of the three phases of the Draft Prep process: all-star games, NFL Combine and NFL Pro Day.
A total of nine QB Country-trained quarterbacks have been drafted in the last seven NFL drafts, including Daniel Jones (New York Giants), Gardner Minshew (Jacksonville Jaguars), and Jake Fromm (Buffalo Bills). Others that have been trained by QB Country and have seen significant playing time in recent years include Nick Mullens (San Francisco 49ers), Devlin Hodges (Pittsburgh Steelers, LA Rams), and PJ Walker (Carolina Panthers). There are ten QB-Country trained quarterbacks currently on active rosters.