These is my 2012 NFL Combine Stock Report for the quarterbacks. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
2012 NFL Combine: Stock Report - Quarterbacks
Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Kirk Cousins was the only one to throw out of Mike Mayock's top five quarterbacks - and it paid off. Cousins was the best passer in Indianapolis. It shouldn't surprise anyone if he's the fourth quarterback off the board in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor
Robert Griffin ran an unofficial 4.38, but didn't work out. The reason I'm giving him a stock up is because he was so engaging in the interviews with Rich Eisen and the rest of the NFL Network team. Griffin is a really smart quarterback, so assuming he handled the team interviews in a similar manner, the Rams should be able to receive a king's ransom for the Baylor signal-caller.
Griffin mentioned that he interviewed with the Browns, Redskins, Dolphins, Bills and Vikings. He has not spoken to the Rams or the Seahawks. Meanwhile, NBC Philadelphia's Howard Eskin tweeted that he learned from sources inside the Redskins organization that the team is willing to give up their top three selections this year, as well as a 2013 first-rounder. Cleveland better up the ante.
Jordan Jefferson, QB, LSU
Jordan Jefferson was awful at times when playing for LSU, but he definitely has upside. He showed off his great arm at the Combine after running a solid 4.65 at 6-4, 223. There could be a team that will take Jefferson as a late-round flier, believing that the big quarterback's struggles were a result of Les Miles' inability to develop him.
Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Why didn't Brock Osweiler throw at the Combine? I'm still trying to figure this one out. He says he was sitting out because of a foot sprain he suffered in his postseason exhibition game, but that was just a minor injury that should have healed already. Had Osweiler struggled at the Combine, he wouldn't have been downgraded. Remember, Cam Newton was awful in Indianapolis last year, yet he was still the No. 1 overall pick and the Offensive Rookie of the Year. The fact that Osweiler was scared to throw will hurt him.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Unlike Brock Osweiler, Ryan Tannehill had a legitimate injury that prevented him from throwing at the Combine. He still gets a stock down, however, because of his tiny, 9-inch hands. Quarterbacks with small hands are often fumbling machines.