Arm strength is the sexiest skill in football. The Johnny Manziels of the world can keep their impossible defiance of earthly physics and their tap-dancing acrobatics, because when push comes to shove, we all know that chicks dig the long ball.
But ranking the strongest-armed quarterbacks in college football is no easy task. Because arm strength is such a sexy skill, it is something that players and fans take seriously—borderline personally.
To combat that, we have put in the time to watch the game tape, read what the scouts are saying and come up with what we believe to be an exhaustive list of the 14 biggest arms in the country.
Keep in mind that "who can chuck the ball the furthest distance?" is not the sole criterion for measuring arm strength, because part of that has to do with torque. How far a player can throw the ball was a factor in this evaluation, but so was repetitive velocity.
Basically, we were looking for players who throw hard, far and often.
Here's what we came up with.