The 2020 Elite 11 Finals wrapped up in early July and although the 247Sports recruiting team wasn’t able to attend in person, we were still able to watch every rep.
It was a much different Elite 11 this year. For starters, there was no 7v7 action, which was for us, is always a big part of the evaluation. Three-day workout consisted of an Opening Regional-style workout with routes on air on Day 1, a pro day on Day 2 and a target challenge on Day 3. That day was supposed to be 7v7 action but was shut down the night before. Without seeing the quarterbacks having to face live defenses to really get a feel for how they react under stress and how fast they can process when receivers are covered up, it wasn’t as easy to get a great feel for this year’s group.
As a result, we probably made fewer overall changes in our updated Top 247 quarterback rankings (click here) than in years past. We could still see a player’s physical tools — his arm strength, release, mobility, deep ball accuracy, ability to throw with movement outside the pocket, frame and physical upside. Those are still very valuable for us.