Stanford redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan compares to Philip Rivers in his ability to overcome a quirky delivery with his "instincts, accuracy and velocity," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Rang is as high on Hogan as anyone, ranking him as the No. 10 overall prospect heading into the season. "Hogan has good accuracy to all levels with especially impressive touch on deep passes when he has the room to step into his throw," he wrote. "Hogan has been well protected by the elite talent blocking in front of him but when pressure does force him off his spot, he is willing to step up in the pocket, exhibiting poise, toughness and quick decision-making to either throw or run. Like Luck before him, Hogan is faster (and stronger) than he looks, making him a formidable threat on the run. Stanford's scheme calls for lots of play-action, boots and throwing on the move and deep shots -- staples of a pro-style offense that suit Hogan's athleticism and strong arm well." Stanford's conservative, run-based offensive scheme has limited Hogan to 3,726 yards and 29 touchdowns against 13 interceptions in 20 career starts, but he should be in line for more in 2014.