Pro Football Focus Highlights: Virginia Football’s Midseason Top Performers

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Pro Football Focus provides comprehensive analysis grades for NCAA Division 1 football teams. Virginia football’s 34-33 nailbiter of a road win over Louisville brings us to the halfway point of the 2021 season, and with that in mind, here are UVA’s offensive and defensive leaders six games in according to Pro Football Focus.

(Note: A Pro Football Focus grade of around 65 is average. The higher the better. A grade in the 70s is above average, while a grade in the 80s and above is very good.)

Virginia redshirt junior quarterback ranks among the nation’s best in Pro Football Focus’ overall offense and passing categories. ~ Photo courtesy of Matt Riley/Virginia Athletics Media Relations


Redshirt junior quarterback Brennan Armstrong has played some outstanding football in 2021.

– Among quarterbacks with 100 or more drop-backs, Armstrong is tied for third in the nation in PFF Passing Grade. The Virginia standout has a 91, behind only Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh (92.8) and Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall (91.9). He is tied with Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud.

– Armstrong is third in the nation in overall offense grade with a 91.7. Liberty’s Malik Willis (93.7) and Pitt’s Kenny Pickett (92.6) are ahead of Armstrong. Matt Corral of Ole Miss and C.J. Stroud of Ohio State round out the top five in the nation in this category. Ten quarterbacks