2014 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks

QBs will be hotlinked to individual analysis as it is written up. Latest overall class notes are below the rankings.

  1. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
  2. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
  3. Blake Bortles, UCF
  4. Derek Carr, Fresno State
  5. Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
  6. Zach Mettenberger, LSU
  7. A.J. McCarron, Alabama
  8. Brett Smith, Wyoming
  9. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
  10. Aaron Murray, Georgia
  11. Tajh Boyd, Clemson
  12. David Fales, San Jose State
  13. Keith Wenning, Ball State
  14. Stephen Morris, Miami
  15. Jeff Mathews, Cornell
  16. Connor Shaw, South Carolina
  17. Tom Savage, Pitt
  18. Garrett Gilbert, Southern Methodist
  19. Chase Rettig, Boston College
  20. Casey Pachall, TCU

Notes:

2/10: This is a top heavy quarterbacks class—for me it’s Bridgewater, Manziel, Bortles, then everyone else. Even Bortles is a guy who could go either way, but you see enough to like for him to be in the neighborhood of the top two. Everyone else strikes me as developmental. That’s not a bad thing, but it does say to me that as of right now, pre-combine, if you haven’t lucked into one of the top three, you can wait.

3/7: After the combine, a lot of people see some movement, but I don’t budge the top end, and it’s hard to move the needle on the bottom end of this class. Bridgewater not doing anything was a mistake, though as much as a “taster’s choice” as this class is, the damage might not be great. Teams who like him will still like him, those who don’t won’t change their opinion. Some on the fence might really be concerned by his “competitiveness” but as with everything, don’t believe all you read. I feel as though Bortles is the pick for Houston (assuming they go QB) as everything Bill O’Brien said in Indy and everything Bortles said seemed to fit well together. I’ve heard Jacksonville is looking at Bridgewater or DE Jadeveon Clowney with their first pick if possible and if both are gone, will look to trade out.

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