They used extensive criteria that included (but was not limited to) accuracy, arm strength, mobility, setup/release, reading defenses, vision, decision making, durability, physical makeup, poise, and productivity into determining how those attributes translate to the NFL.
The ten-best prospects at the QB position are:
- Andrew Luck, Stanford, rJr., 6’4” 235 Lbs. – His football intelligence and prototypical NFL frame will give him the extra push to be the #1 pick overall.
- Robert Griffin III, Baylor, rJr., 6’2” 220 Lbs. – This year’s version of the new and improved dual threat, NFL quarterbacks.
- Nick Foles, Arizona, rSr., 6’5” 244 Lbs. – Highly efficient three year starter that improved year after year.
- Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, rSr., 6’4” 222 Lbs. – Huge upside but questions surround his decision making ability.
- Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, rSr., 6’4” 219 Lbs. – The former pitcher with the gun of an arm will fight against age and an old injury.
- BJ Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga, rSr., 6’3” 234 Lbs. – From Tennessee to Chattanooga, he has the skill set for a jump back up in competition.
- Russell Wilson, Wisconsin, rSr., 5’11” 203 Lbs. – Another former pro baseball player but with different issues; can he measure up to the pro game.
- Kirk Cousins, Michigan State, rSr., 6’2” 209 Lbs. – Looks the part until the pressure comes…then he pulls a ”Gabbert”.
- Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, Jr., 6’7” 240 Lbs. – The most overrated quarterback in this class and will more than likely be overdrafted.
- GJ Kinne, Tulsa, rSr., 6’1” 234 Lbs. – Same story, different year: Gunslinger that Mommy and Daddy didn’t love enough to make 6’3”.
Dory LeBlanc, covers Gator sports for Gators First and BourbonMeyer.com. Not just a college sports enthusiast, Dory is also a fan of NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. Born outside Philly, she moved to Tampa, and now resides in Illinois, giving her a broad perspective on the sporting world. You can follow Dory on twitter @DoryLeBlanc