Oct. 15, 2011; Pullman, WA, USA; Stanford Cardinals quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back for a pass against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks

Despite of what you’ll read elsewhere, this is a very bad year for QBs. Aside from Andrew Luck, who’s a once in a generation talent, this QB class is one of the weakest in recent memory. Robert Griffin is a very good QB prospect, but he’s no where near the talent level you’d expect from all the hype. He’s going into the perfect situation for his skills in Washington’s offense, so that will help.

After that is a crap shoot of non-NFL ready prospects that likely wont amount to anything. Ryan Tannehill has an extremely high ceiling and could be one of the top players in the NFL. He’s also a very flawed player with a long way to go to reach that ceiling, and he’s the best of the rest.

The real wildcard in the group is Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson. He has all the skills and talent of a top 10 pick, but he’s on;y 5-10. If he was 6 inches taller, he’d likely be being picked ahead of RG3, instead he’s a 3rd -4th round pick who might never get a chance to start in the NFL.

As for the Seahawks, I actually don’t expect them to take a QB in this draft. John Clayton reported on his show that Pete Carroll thinks that Josh Portis would be a 3rd to 4th round pick in this years draft. With Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn already on the roster, I just don’t see the team throwing away Portis just to pick up a new protect.

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

1

Andrew Luck

QB

1

Stanford

10

Robert Griffin III

QB

2

Baylor

22

Ryan Tannehill

QB

3

Texas A&M

57

Kirk Cousins

QB

4

Michigan

60

Brandon Weeden

QB

5

Oklahoma St.

77

Brock Osweiler

QB

6

Arizona State

101

Russell Wilson

QB

7

Wisconsin

149

Ryan Lindley

QB

8

San Diego State

184

Nick Foles

QB

9

Arizona

185

B.J. Coleman

QB

10

Chattanooga

220

 Austin Davis

QB

11

Southern Miss

263

 Chandler Harnish

QB

12

Northern Illinois

277

 Case Keenum

QB

13

 Houston

291

 G.J. Kinne

QB

14

 Tulsa

299

Kellen Moore

QB

15

 Boise St

300

 Darron Thomas

QB

16

 Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

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