All in all, he's as polarizing as it gets in this draft, but the arrow is certainly pointing up after an outstanding Combine show, errr, performance. He tries to make too many plays, which gets him into trouble with both turnovers and sacks. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, 6-0, 216, 4. If a coach can rein him in a bit, limit the hero ball and help shore up his footwork, which should fix his accuracy issues, Darnold could develop into a top-10 quarterback. He burst onto the national scene as a redshirt freshman in 2016, reading the field and zipping throws into tight windows during an instant-classic Rose Bowl victory over Penn State. The departure of general manager John Dorsey shortly thereafter doesn't change things, given that coach Andy Reid doesn't have any qualms about trading away a quarterback.
The team young backup Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in October for what will become the 41st or 43rd overall pick. Barrett Barrett carried the football often at Ohio State, and is a proficient reading blocks. Rosen played in only six games because of a shoulder injury that required surgery. The Oklahoma product is a far more polished version of the Manziel who entered the 2014 draft after his second season in College Station. Throws a very catchable ball and flashes the anticipation of a veteran passer, showing the willingness to deliver passes before his receivers break open.
Granted there are months to go and things change. The Texans will have to wait an additional day, at the moment, to make their first pick in the third round. It was that way at the Senior Bowl as well. The new Giants regime might want to keep Eli around to curry favor with the fans, but if they plan to draft a quarterback at the top of the first round -- they're projected to have the No. Consequently, he didn't throw into a ton of tight spaces in college and that's something he's going to have to prove he'll do. If he lands in an environment that can handle his big personality, he has the potential to develop into a true franchise passer. He is, by all accounts, the smartest quarterback in this draft as well.
He would really benefit from a redshirt season, as a lot of his issues last year were a result of having never seen certain defensive looks, combined with the fact that opponents had a full offseason to prepare for him. It manipulated linebackers on almost every snap with a dizzying variety of motions, misdirections, offensive linemen pulls, and options. His sophomore season was among the most trajectory-changing college campaigns in recent memory. Has good size 6-foot-4, 221 pounds. Here are the top five names who may be available when the next league year begins. He doesn't always see the defense properly, doesn't notice robbers or rat players. Jackson put some ridiculous pocket movement plays on film -- against free blitzers -- which led to him narrowly beating out Mayfield here, although the two are similar in this category.
This week, we rank the five quarterbacks who will be receiving the most draft buzz at this time next year. A four-star prospect coming out of high school, Haskins showed off his strong arm and and scorched Big Ten competition. He does do a good job keeping the ball away from the opponent. While his arm or athleticism aren't close to , Shimonek is one of the more physically capable Red Raider signal-callers of the past decade. Now, with Jimmy Garoppolo and Jared Goff both playing like stars, those teams are out of the quarterback market.
Because of their ability to rocket the football downfield, Jackson and Allen would be fun in a Norv Turner-like play-action, deep-ball based system. Truthfully, he declined more between 2015 and 2016 than he has between 2016 and 2017, especially because he's playing behind one of the league's worst offensive lines and has been without his top two wide receivers for most of the season. In the end, it might come down to a question of personnel power. Rosen did out-play Darnold head-to-head this season. When he sets his feet and drives the football, he can make any throw on the field.
Rudolph missed the Senior Bowl with a foot injury that he suffered in Oklahoma State's bowl game. Or Buffalo, which wants a pocket passer who will work from under center within the scheme. With the ball in his hands at the end of the game, he flourishes. Started at South Florida but transferred to Western Kentucky, where he looked like a new player for two years: 27 starts,. The Patriots should look to select their starting quarterback of the future in the top two or three rounds.
His small build is a concern, as is his lack of accuracy compared to other prospects. We have 777 pass attempts suggesting Keenum is an anonymous backup quarterback and 427 more implying he's a superstar. The Patriots are selecting 31st overall, 41st or 43rd dependent on a coin flip and 63rd. He is accurate on short, intermediate and deep routes and can scramble out of trouble, though sometimes he defaulted to throwing off his back foot when pressure arrived. Given how Smith relies so heavily upon accuracy in the short and medium range, it wouldn't be difficult to see him aging well into his late 30s. In only two seasons, he totaled three 400-yard games and a dozen for more than 300 yards. They want a quarterback who isn't going to turn the ball over, and while Manning has posted the lowest interception rate of his career, he's still going to throw more interceptions than that offense would care to see.