Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cream of the 2013 NFL Draft crop: Quarterbacks


This is the second edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions. (photo: Matthew Tosh, Flickr)

THE QUARTERBACK PROSPECTS: Geno Smith, Tyler WIlson, Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib, Mike Glennon

Geno Smith (6-3, 220 lbs.) West Virginia
Accurate pocket passer with a good arm and decent mobility. Operated a quick-strike offense with the Mountaineers. When he gets into a rhythm he can pick apart a secondary. Plenty of upside. Projected round: 1.

Tyler Wilson (6-3, 220 lbs.) Arkansas
Has NFL quarterback tools. Ran a pro-style offense at Arkansas. Has a good arm and when given time, he can confidently lead an offense from the pocket. Gets sloppy with his delivery in some instances.
Projected round: 1-2

Matt Barkley (6-2, 220 lbs.) Southern California
Polished and NFL-ready. Understands coverages and makes great decisions. Not overly mobile. Good not great arm. Accurate. Could improve pocket presence.
Projected round: 1-3

Ryan Nassib (6-2, 231 lbs.) Syracuse
Excels on short-to-intermediate strikes. Comfortably moves from pocket to make throws on the run. A real rhythm passer who can be extremely accurate. Must work on trajectory of deep ball. Tough. Ran a hurry-up offense. Good decision-maker.
Projected round: 1-2

Mike Glennon (6-6, 220 lbs.) North Carolina State
Huge arm. Rather stationary in the pocket. Loves checking down. Makes amazing throws downfield, then makes a few bad decisions. Seems to be easily shaken. Accurate on short-to-intermediate throws.
Projected Round: 2

AFC East need meter: (Not pressing, mildly pressing, very pressing)
Bills: Very pressing
Jets: Very pressing
Patriots: Not pressing
Dolphins: Not pressing

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