Why the Gators have a great signal-caller
The SEC might be the deepest conference for quarterbacks in 2019. One of the best in the conference this upcoming season is Florida's Feleipe Franks.
In fact, the signal-caller comes in at No. 4 in Athlon Sports' SEC Quarterback Rankings.
Here's why: Under Dan Mullen’s watch, Franks emerged as one of the most improved quarterbacks in the nation last fall. As a freshman in 2017, Franks threw for only 1,438 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 20 yards on 58 carries. A year later, with Mullen calling the plays, Franks passed for 2,457 yards and 24 touchdowns to just six picks. He also raised his completion percentage to 58.4 and rushed for 350 yards and seven scores. Franks’ development helped Florida increase its scoring average from 22.1 points a game in 2017 to 35 in ’18.
How's the rest of the SEC looking? Check out our entire SEC Quarterback Rankings for the season ahead.