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    NFL Draft Prospects: QB

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    The following are the QB prospects as rated by myself basing it off my eye and other scouting reports. I couldn't find a real good media outlet that has done this already so I'm doing the honors myself. It's complete with reasoning for why he does and doesn't belong in the NFL, their projected round placement, and their "upside" (for the first ten QBs)





    1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma Sooners

    Why He Belongs Here: He had a terrific sophomore season, but chose to bypass the NFL Draft in the hopes of a BCS Championship. He has tremendous accuracy throwing for 69.5% in 2007 and 67.9% in 2008. He averages 5.5 TDs before he threw an interception in his Oklahoma career.

    Why He Doesnt: Injury concerns (played in three games, one full one in 2009), has a ton of weapons he won't get in the NFL, he was sacked 25 times in three years (he'll likely get sacked that much in one year in NFL)

    Upside - I won't be surprised if he's a bust given his great talent around him at Oklahoma, but I certainly won't be surprised if he's a 3 time Pro Bowler either.... hence his upside

    Projected Pick: Top Ten

    The next 26 QBs are after the jump.



    2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame Fighting Irish


    Why He Belongs Here: He was sacked 80 times in his career so you know he can take a hit, had a 68% CP in his junior year, improved in every stat this year signaling he's figured it out (3172 yards to 3722; 25 TDs to28; 17 INTs to 4; QB rating of 132.49 to 161.43)

    Why He Doesn't: Despite those statistic s, his team went just 6-6 questioning how much of a difference he made to what was assumed to be a talented team, went 16-21 as a starter, has a cocky attitude (somewhat unwarranted), less than ideal size at 6'2

    Upside - Given his stats, he could be great and it depends on whether that cocky attitude can become Phillip Rivers or not

    Projected Pick: Top Ten

    3. Tony Pike, Cincinnati Bearcats


    Why He Belongs Here: He's got more than ideal NFL size at 6'6, 225, led Cincinnati team to the Sugar Bowl, could pick up NFL offense easy with his intelligence, very adept at moving in the pocket (something Rams desperately need)

    Why he Doesn't: He didn't face elite competition and when he did.... Sugar Bowl 2010, doesn't have a particularly strong arm, was inconsistent throughout his tenure at Cincinnati

    Upside - Tons especially considering he's projected a second round pick... bust here and it won't hurt u as much as a 1st round pick

    Projected Pick: 2nd round

    4. Dan Lefevour, Central Michigan

    Why He Belongs: Think Tebow, with NFL size (6'3, 225), right-handed (teams prepare assuming this), and a better passer (69.7%), He accumulated better stats in his four years than Tebow, a playmaker with his legs (737 per year, 47 TDs) and arm (3,226 per year, 102 TDs)
    Why He Doesn't: He plays in Michigan and it isn't Ann Arbor, doesn't have a strong arm, he'll need more seasoning to adjust to the competition

    Upside: Honestly, pretty high, it all depends on how he adjusts to the competition, but he made plays in CM

    Projected Pick: 2nd round

    5. Colt McCoy, Texas Longhorns

    Why He Belongs: He's a winner with the most wins ever by a QB in college football, has extremely good accuracy with 70% CP and 76% CP the past two seasons, is 3-1 in bowl games and the one loss stems from a 1st quarter injury

    Why He Doesn't: He doesn't have a strong arm, he may have played with too many good weapons that pad his stats



    Upside: Despite that one weakness, his upside isn't thought to be too great


    Projected Pick: 2nd round

    6. Jevan Snead, Ole Miss Rebels

    Why He Belongs Here: He has a quick release, and a strong arm (something lacking in most of the other QBs), very good pocket awareness, he is a mobile QB who will run if necessary, ideal size at 6'4

    Why He Doesn't: He was not consistent during the season, he transferred from Texas after losing job out to Colt McCoy, unlike McCoy has a lack of experience of only two years, very poor accuracy with 54.4%

    Upside: With him completing no more than 56% of his passes in college, why would that change in NFL... upside is in arm strength and size

    Projected Pick: 2-3 rounds

    7. Tim Tebow, Florida Gators


    Why He Belongs Here: he's focused as anyone (just look at "The Speech" last year), got as about as good character as you can get, extremely consistent, threw just 16 INTs in 4 years, scored 145 TDs in college, a fall-back option is TE or fullback

    Why He Doesn't: That fall-back option wouldn't be a good thing and he actually projects better as a fullback or TE (aka not worthy of the pick he'd get), he's lefthanded (harsh, but only Mike Vick has really suceeded with it), uncomfortable behind center (fumbled 3 straight during Senior Bowl practice)

    Upside: Limited given the fact that he NEEDs to know how to receive snaps under center, and is still learning what comes simply to a lot of QBs

    Projected Pick: 3rd round

    8. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia Mountaineers


    Why He Belongs Here: Has excellent size for a QB at 6'4, 225, he had a decent 63.2% that NFL teams can work with, is a threat on the ground with 452 yards rushing and 6 TDs

    Why He Doesn't: Very inexperienced starting just one year, threw 11 TDs with 9 picks,

    Upside: He has tremendous upside because of his potential to grow, but he hasn't shown enough to warrant a high pick

    Projected Pick: 4th round

    9. Bill Stull, Pittsburgh Panthers


    Why He Belongs Here: he played in a pro-style offense meaning easy transition, 65.1% shows he has good accuracy, 21 TDs to 8 INTs

    Why he Doesn't: He had little pressure as he was the second option on the offense, he played against Big East competition, which is not the strongest

    Upside: NFL Starter potential, but I don't think he looks like a potential star, just solid starter
    Projected Pick: 3-4 rounds

    10. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State Cowboys


    Why He Belongs: best QB in the Senior Bowl who seemed to have complete control over offense, enjoyed prolific success at Oklahoma State, 3 year starter

    Why he doesn't: 6'2 isn't ideal NFL QB, he struggled without top flight wideout Dez Bryant throwing 59% with 15 TDs and 12 INTs in games he missed
    Upside: He has some upside as an NFL Starter but nothing too exciting
    Projected Pick: 3-4 rounds

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    First Call Roger Guest

    Re: NFL Draft Prospects: QB

    I interviewed QB Dan LeFevour on KFNS Radio today on the First Call (5 to 7 a.m.) - great guy, confirmed he is "tweaking" his delivery. He also confirmed he only threw to stationery targets at the Combine while he tweaks his delivery. Will throw to moving targets on his Pro Day which is coming up later this month. He ran a faster 40 time than Tebow and McCoy at the Combine. When the interview is up on the KFNS website, I will let you know. He talked to QB Coach Curl during interviews at the Combine. Thanks - Roger

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