Updated Position Rankings – QBsPosted: September 25, 2011
Its good to be back and ready to blog again. I have gotten through the first two weeks of school and now things will quiet down for me. Over the next week to ten days, I will be updating my position rankings and then posting a top 150 players. Today I will post the QB’s.
1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck is clearly the #1 player in the 2012 draft. He came into the season as the top rated prospect, and if the first four weeks are any indication, he will end the year their as well. He has been efficient and effective in the early stages of Stanford’s season and looks like an NFL QB.
2. Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Barkley has been very good so far this year and has clearly put himself ahead of Landry Jones. He has looked sharp on his short and intermediate passes and has connected on some long bombs as well. He will be a top five pick if he keeps playing this way.
3. Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: No knock on Jones that he has dropped to No. 3. He has been very good so far this year but Barkley and Luck have been better. Jones still looks like a top ten to top 15 pick and could be even higher if he has a good finish to the year. He still has a shot at being the second QB taken but he is facing an uphill battle.
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4. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona: Foles struggled early on in the season but it was because he was not being used properly. Last week, the Arizona OC allowed him to play with more freedom and he thrived. He looks like a border-line first round pick right now with great upside.
5. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: Tannehill is a big, mobile QB with great arm strength and above average accuracy. If he learns to go through his reads more he could become the No. 4 QB taken in the NFL Draft. He looks like a early second round pick right now.
6. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State: Most draft experts don’t like Moore because he is only 5’10” but here is why I like him as a starting QB. He has incredible accuracy. He makes great reads. He is smart and studies more than any QB in college football. And, most importantly, he is a winner. He should be a third round pick and I see him as a better version of Colt McCoy.
7. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: Griffin is an intriguing prospect that has a lot of potential. He is much better than Terrell Pryor, who went in the third round. I see him as a third to fourth round prospect with great upside.
8. Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State: Cousins has been mediocre so far this year and his stock is falling. Before the season I had him as my No. 5 QB. He is still in a position to be drafted but probably fifth to sixth round.
9. Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego State: Lindley is suffering from a horrible team around him but he will still be drafted late. I never bought into the hype he had before the season but as a sixth to seventh round pick with great upside, he could end up making a GM look really good.
10. Case Keenum, QB, Houston: Keenum has been lighting it up as usual and he could end up being a starting QB but I see him more as a backup QB in the NFL, if that. He is a product of the system as Houston like Colt Brennan was at Hawaii.
11. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: I doubt Wilson declares because of the depth at QB this year. Wilson has the potential to be a first round pick in the 2013 draft. He has all the tools to be a stud in the NFL.
12. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State: The E.J. Manuel hype train is in full force but I don’t understand it. He is not an NFL QB. Maybe he has a Wildcat role but he does not possess the arm strength or accuracy to play in the NFL.
Check back Monday for RB and possibly WR rankings.