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2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks


The top 2015 quarterback prospects available for the 2015 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2016 prospect. ** - denotes 2017 prospect.

This page was last updated Nov. 22, 2014. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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  1. Jameis Winston**, QB, Florida State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2014): Top-10 Pick.

    11/22/14: In 2014, Winston has completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,540 yards with 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He already has passes last year's interception total. Throughout this season, Winston has illustrated that he can bring his team back from deficits and pull games out in the fourth quarter.

    If it weren't for the off-the-field concerns, Winston would be the hands-down first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is a better pocket passer and is more accurate than Marcus Mariota. However, the possibility of Winston sabotaging his NFL career with off-the-field run-ins is a real concern.

    Against Notre Dame, Winston finished completing 23-of-31 passes for 273 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was suspended against Clemson for shouting an explicit phrase from a viral internet video in the cafeteria. It wasn't a crime, but it once again displayed Winston's lack of judgment and maturity off the field. His suspension almost, and should have, cost his team a loss. In his return to the field, Winston led a huge Florida State comeback against N.C. State. He completed 26-of-38 passes for 365 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

    Winston had a so-so performance in the season opener against Oklahoma State. He made some uncharacteristic, bad decisions with the football, but also flashed his skill set as a pocket passer who can make all the throws for the NFL. Winston also had a highlight-reel 28-yard touchdown run.

    8/27/14: Winston took college football by storm in 2013 as the Heisman Trophy winner while leading Florida State to a National Championship. The redshirt freshman demonstrated a quality arm with well-developed passing ability. Winston completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 219 yards with four touchdowns.

    Winston is a rare athlete who is a natural passer. His field vision and decision-making were phenomenal in 2013. It was extremely impressive for a first-year starter and is scary to think how good his field vision could be in the future as he gains more experience. He also showed incredible poise for a young player. Winston is a rare talent.

    Personal: Winston has had some off-the-field problems, including an investigation into a sexual assault and a theft at a Publix grocery store. He also has pitched for Florida State's baseball team. His focus and maturity will be questioned by NFL teams.


  2. Marcus Mariota*, QB, Oregon
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 219.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2015): Top-10 Pick.

    11/22/14: So far this season, Mariota has completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,780 yards with 29 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has eight rushing touchdowns.

    Speaking with NFL evaluators returns varied opinions on Mariota. Some teams feel he is worthy of a high first-round pick while others feel that is a reach because he needs to be taught pocket passing. Mariota has flashed some pocket-passing potential at times, but that ability is inconsistent and needs to become more automatic. Mariota also could stand to improve his accuracy, ball placement, and footwork.

    Against Stanford, Mariota finished 19-for-30 for 258 yards with two scores throwing and two touchdowns rushing. He had 85 yards on nine carries. As a pocket passer, Mariota had some nice plays and also missed a few throws. He made big plays for Oregon and finally got the monkey off his back after losing to Stanford the previous two years. Against Arizona, Mariota completed 20-of-32 passes for 276 yards with two touchdowns. While his numbers weren't bad, he didn't put the Ducks on his back and push them to victory. Mariota had opportunities for big plays and missed a number of throws with poor accuracy and ball placement. That tape won't help his chances of being the first quarterback taken in the 2015 NFL Draft or the No. 1 overall pick.

    In Week 2, Mariota made some huge, clutch passes and runs to lead the Ducks back from a deficit to beat Michigan State. Against the Spartans, he completed 17-of-28 passes for 318 yards with three touchdowns. Versus Washington, Mariota completed 24-of-33 passes for 336 yards with two touchdowns. He also flashed some good throws from the pocket. Mariota completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards with two touchdowns against UCLA. He also ran for 75 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns. It was a good tape for Mariota's impressive physical skill set, but he didn't answer questions about his pocket-passing ability.

    Mariota has a strong arm, athleticism, toughness and great character. He does a great job of protecting the football from interceptions, but is prone to fumbles. Mariota enters the NFL in a similar developmental place as Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick.

    8/27/14: There is no denying that Mariota has a great physical skill set and is a tremendous athlete with rare mobility. He is a dangerous running threat. Mariota needs work to develop as a pocket passer for the NFL, but he has the arm, size and height to live in the pocket. Mariota needs to continue to refine his footwork, throwing mechanics, ball placement and field vision. However, the redshirt junior is a natural at throwing on the run and has big-play ability.

    In 2013, Mariota completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns and four interceptions. On the ground, the redshirt sophomore ran for 715 yards with nine touchdowns. While Mariota did a great job of avoiding throwing picks, he had some issues with fumbles.

    Mariota did a good job of running Oregon's high-scoring attack in 2012. The redshirt freshman completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,677 yards with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 898 yards (752 net) with five touchdowns.

    Mariota needs to use 2014 to show the NFL that he has the skills to thrive as a pocket passer.

    Personal: From Hawaii. Majoring in human physiology. Son of Toa Mariota and Alana Deppe-Mariota.




  3. Connor Cook*, QB, Michigan State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 218.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-2.

    11/22/14: In 2014, Cook has completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,466 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.

    In speaking with league sources, they say that Cook has the potential to be a high first-round pick if he improves certain aspects of his game, mainly accuracy. Cook has proven to NFL evaluators that he has a big arm, pocket presence, the mobility to avoid rushers and roll out, and the ability to make some precision throws. Cook plays in a pro-style system and has shown steady improvement with his ability to function out of the pocket while working through his progressions.

    In many games, Cook has thrown the ball better than his numbers illustrate. He can make some amazingly accurate throws into extremely tight windows for completions downfield, but also has some inconsistency with his accuracy on the routine passes and when going deep down the middle. He has to improve his footwork and that will help his accuracy.

    Against Oregon, the junior finished 29-of-47 for 343 yards with two scores and two picks. One interception wasn't his fault, but the other was a bad throw. It wasn't a perfect game, but Cook showed a lot of what the pros are looking for.

    8/27/14: 2013 was Cook's first year as the full-time starter, and he got off to a slow start before coming on strong in the second half of the season to help lead the Spartans to a Big Ten title and victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Cook completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 2,755 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions for the year. He had great games against Ohio State (24-40 for 304 with 3 touchdowns, 1 interception) and Stanford (22-36 for 332 yards with 2 touchdown, 1 interception) to close out the season.

    Cook is generally a good decision-maker who has the size, arm and field vision to be a good pocket passer. He should be even better now that he has a year of experience. Becoming a first-round prospect isn't out of the question for Cook, but skipping the 2015 NFL Draft and returning for his senior season of college football could help him achieve that.


  4. Dak Prescott*, QB, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-2.

    11/22/14: This season Prescott has completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,521 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He’s averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 861 yards with 11 scores on the ground. Prescott had an underwhelming game against Alabama and that was really the only game of the season where Prescott struggled.

    Prescott’s play has been somewhat reminiscent of Tim Tebow at Florida because Prescott is playing in the same offense for Tebow's former offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, the Mississippi State head coach. Like Tebow, Prescott needs to improve his pocket passing and accuracy for the NFL.

    In 2013, Prescott completed 58 percent of his passes for 940 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    Personal: Son of Nathan and the late Peggy Prescott. Majoring in educational psychology.






  5. Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    11/22/14: In speaking with NFL sources, they identified Grayson as a sleeper prospect who has really impressed them. Grayson has a strong arm that can make all the throws. He displays some good accuracy at times, but needs to get more consistent. Grayson has some mobility to make throws on the run. His character receives good marks as he is viewed as a good teammate with leadership skills.

    In 2014, Grayson has completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,024 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions. He threw for over 400 yards in back-to-back games against Boise State and UC Davis. Grayson helped lead a comeback win over Boston College on the road. He had the most efficient passing game of any quarterback in the nation as he completed 18-of-21 passes for 390 yards with five touchdowns against Wyoming. Mariota is the only college quarterback with a higher efficiency rating.

    In 2013, Grayson completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,696 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

    Personal: Son of Brad and Jody Grayson. Majoring in communications. Uncle Danny Grayson was an All-American linebacker at Washington State and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft.


  6. Brett Hundley*, QB, UCLA
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 227.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    11/22/14: So far in 2014, Hundley has completed 72 percent of his passes for 2,547 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has seven rushing touchdowns as well.

    Entering the season, scouting sources across a number of NFL teams agreed that UCLA junior quarterback Brett Hundley was physically talented with upside, but they felt that he was inconsistent and overrated. Hundley did nothing to dispel that in the season opener against Virginia. He completed 20-of-33 passes for 242 yards and ran for 39 yards on 15 carries with a score. Hundley was then knocked out of the game against Texas with an injury to his non-throwing elbow (left).

    When Hundley came back to the field, he picked a great time to have the best performance of his collegiate career and maybe start the process of changing minds in the scouting community. He showed huge improvements with his pocket passing, field vision, decision-making and working through his progressions in that massive game against Arizona State. He was 18-of-23 for 355 yards with four touchdowns while running for 72 yards on eight carries.

    Hundley took a step backward versus Utah and was a big part of the Bruins taking 10 sacks against the Utes. He also was underwhelming against Oregon. Taking sacks is an issue for Hundley as he's taken more than 100 across the past three years.

    8/27/14: As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Hundley led the Bruins' revival and helped get his team to the Pac-12 Championship Game. He completed 66 percent of his passes in 2012 for 3,740 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, plus ran for 702 yards (355 net) with nine touchdowns. Hundley scored on a 72-yard touchdown run against Rice on his first play that year. He threw for 372 yards against a good Oregon State team and finished the year with 329 yards and three touchdowns versus Baylor.

    Hundley completed 67 percent of his passes in 2013 for 3,071 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 970 yards (748 net) and 11 scores. Hundley led a furious comeback for a huge road win at Nebraska. In a win over Utah, he showed off his athletic ability when he caught a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown. Hundley struggled versus Stanford, but he played better against Oregon than his numbers indicated.

    The UCLA coaching staff has a lot of NFL experience and is grooming Hundley well for the next level. He fits in the mold of athletic quarterbacks with good arms. Hundley has room for improvement, but he has the potential to rise high.

    Personal: Undeclared major. Son of Brett, Sr. and April Hundley.


  7. Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.76.
    Projected Round (2015): 3-4.

    11/22/14: In 2014, Mannion has completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,688 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had an ugly game against USC where he demonstrated significant ineffectiveness when forced to move off of his spot in the pocket.

    Mannion has been unable to get into a rhythm because his offensive line has been awful. His receivers haven't stepped up to replace Brandin Cooks either. When his teammates have executed well, Mannion has missed some throws. Oregon State's offense has been very out of sync all year.

    8/27/14: Over three seasons as a starter, Mannion has improved his passing skills. He lit up Pac-12 defenses in 2013 as he completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,662 yards with 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Mannion needs to improve his anticipation. He started the season strong before having some ugly games in November against USC, Arizona State and Washington. He is prone to hold on to the ball too long as he took 25 sacks as a junior and 24 sacks as a freshman (12 as a sophomore).

    In 2012, Mannion completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,446 yards with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He became the Beavers' starting quarterback in 2011. The redshirt freshman completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,328 yards with 16 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

    There are three things that Mannion must improve in order to have a shot at being a first-round pick. They are: accuracy, anticipation and footwork. Mannion's rough stretch last November can be attributed to those weaknesses. His interceptions came on inaccurate passes, and his feet weren't always in rhythm. He also needs to play better against his elite opponents and not just rack up numbers against weak teams.

    Personal: Son of John and Inga. Sean is a coach's kid as his father is a high school football coach.




  8. Shawn Carden, QB, East Carolina
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 221.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: Carden is a good college quarterback who has put up some huge numbers. As a senior, he's completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,216 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Carden led the Pirates to a road win at Virginia Tech and led them to putting up 70 points on North Carolina a week later.

    Last year, Carden completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,129 yards with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

    Personal: Son of Jay and Scoti Carden. He is pursuing a master's degree in instructional technology.


  9. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: WalterFootball.com knows that multiple NFL teams view Petty as a third-day prospect despite the hype from some draft pundits.

    The view of league contacts has been justified by Petty's performance in 2014. His accuracy has been bad as he missed a lot of wide-open receivers that any NFL quarterback has to connect with.

    Petty has completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,421 yards with 21 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has three rushing touchdowns. Petty needs to show improvement in his pocket passing and accuracy.

    8/27/14: 2013 was an impressive debut season for Petty as Baylor's starting quarterback. The dual-threat quarterback could definitely improve as a pocket passer now that he has gained a year of experience. Petty completed 62 percent of his passes last year for 4,200 yards with 32 touchdowns and three interceptions. He ran for 339 yards and 14 touchdowns as well. Petty backed up Robert Griffin III and Nick Florence for three seasons.

    Personal: Son of Todd and Dena Petty. Graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in health science studies.


  10. Kevin Hogan*, QB, Stanford
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: Hogan has completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,155 yards with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has four rushing touchdowns, too. Hogan is still streaky as a passer, looking inept at times and throwing excellent passes on other attempts. He needs to become more consistent and should return to Stanford for his senior year.

    8/23/14: Hogan wasn't as good as expected in 2013 as Stanford's passing attack was underwhelming. For the year, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,630 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Hogan averaged 4.5 yards per carry for 314 yards on the ground with two touchdowns, too. Stanford seemed to trust him less and less as the season wore on. Hogan is capable of making some great throws and has a good skill set, but he needs to become more consistent.

    In an upset over Oregon, the redshirt junior made some clutch throws for the Cardinal. He had a letdown in a road loss at USC, but bounced back to a degree against Arizona State and UCLA. Hogan was wise to return to the Cardinal for 2014.

    Hogan started out 2012 as a backup before taking over from Josh Nunes. The change paid off as Hogan played excellent football down the stretch. He completed 72 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in 2012.

    Hogan (6-4, 220) should get better with experience. He showed real passing talent with accuracy and a strong arm.

    Personal: Majoring in science, technology and society. Son of Donna and Jerry Hogan.


  11. Jacoby Brissett*, QB, N.C. State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 239.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: Brissett did something his old program, Florida, couldn't do last year - beat Georgia Southern. He almost gave Florida fans more regrets by coming close to an upset of Florida State. Brissett was on fire against a lot of weak competition even before he lit up the Seminoles (32-of-48 for 359 yards with three touchdowns). He has completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Brissett has shown potential as a pocket passer.

    8/27/14: Brissett sat out the 2013 season per NCAA rules after transferring from Florida. He spent 2012 as Jeff Driskel's backup. Brissett threw for 249 yards and a touchdown in relief duty.

    Brissett came to Florida as a recruit of 1-year offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. Brissett began his freshman season as the third quarterback, but injuries forced him into the lineup. The freshman flashed at times and also had some struggles. He completed 18-of-39 passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

    Brissett has good arm strength, pocket presence and composure.


  12. Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: In his return to college football, Golson has looked improved with his passing skills. However, he’s had problems with turnovers. The senior has completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,044 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has 339 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

    8/27/14: After leading Notre Dame to the National Championship game in 2012, Golson was suspended for all of the 2013 season for cheating on an exam. In his one year as a starter, he completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Golson ran for 415 yards and six touchdowns that season. He is said to have worked with quarterback coaches over his suspension to improve his passing ability.


  13. Taysom Hill*, QB, BYU
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 232.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    11/22/14: Hill broke his leg against Utah State and is out for the season after having surgery. The junior was showing improvement in his pocket passing and field vision this season. He still has room to get better, but he was trending in the right direction.

    Of course, Hill was dangerous on the ground, and for the second-straight year, he destroyed Texas' defense. Hill completed 67 percent of his passes for 975 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He's rumbled for 460 yards - averaging 5.3 yards per carry - with eight touchdowns on the ground.

    8/27/14: Hill is a running quarterback who could be a special player if he develops the ability to be a pocket passer. In 2013, Hill only completed 54 percent of his passes for 2,938 yards with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but on the ground, he ran for 1,595 yards with 10 touchdowns. Hill is a project who has potential.




  14. Chuckie Keeton*, QB, Utah State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    11/22/14: Keeton is out for the year with a knee injury. He battled, but was overmatched by Tennessee. His offensive line, wide receivers and running game gave him no support. In the next two games, Keeton clearly wasn't himself. He completed 55 percent of his passes for 426 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions in his three games.

    8/27/14: Keeton started the 2013 season off well by completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,388 yards with 18 touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, he averaged 4.4 yards per carry for 241 yards and two touchdowns. Keeton injured his knee against BYU and was out for the rest of the year.

    8/3/13: Keeton had a breakout sophomore season and was the 2012 First-Team All-WAC quarterback. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,373 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Keeton also ran for 751 yards (619 net) with eight touchdowns.

    Personal: Management information systems major. Son of Charles and Lavern Keeton.


  15. Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    11/22/14: Fajardo has completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,202 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

    8/27/14: Fajardo has been solid for Nevada the past three seasons. In 2013, the junior completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,668 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. As a sophomore, he completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions.


  16. Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 203.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    11/22/14: Kelly has completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,498 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also has done damage with his legs as he has three touchdowns. Kelly missed three games with an injured foot.

    8/27/14: Kelly took over as the starting quarterback in 2012 to replace Brock Osweiler and has played well for the Sun Devils across the past two seasons. In 2013, Kelly threw for 3,635 yards with 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes. He also hurt defenses on the ground with 852 yards and nine touchdowns.

    The previous season, Kelly completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,039 yards with 29 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has to improve his pocket passing and field vision. Kelly also has been sacked 70 times the past two years and needs to improve on avoiding negative yardage plays.


  17. Travis Wilson*, QB, Utah
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 233.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    11/22/14: Wilson has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,558 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has been in and out of the lineup as he has been benched at times. It seems to have worked for Wilson, because after his return to the field, he led the Utes to an overtime win versus Oregon State and a win over USC.

    8/27/14: Wilson completed 56 percent of his passes in 2013 for 1,827 yards with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions across nine games. His season ended early when concussion tests revealed a pre-existing condition that some thought might end his football career. At the conclusion of spring practice, head coach Kyle Whittingham said Wilson was the starter, and during the summer, Wilson received medical clearance to resume his collegiate football career. Wilson has held the starting job in training camp competition.

    Wilson started seven games as a true freshman in 2012, and the Utes went 3-4 with him under center. He completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,311 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Wilson also ran for four touchdowns.

    Personal: Son of JoMarie and Tim Wilson.


  18. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    11/22/14: Miller is out for the season with a shoulder injury to his throwing arm. He previously had offseason surgery to the same shoulder before the re-injury during fall practice. Miller stated that he plans to return to Ohio State in 2015, but he also could end up transferring to a different school to avoid a competition with J.T. Barrett.

    Miller is a great athlete who needs to improve as a pocket passer. He missed basically three games with injuries in 2013, but played well otherwise. Miller completed 64 percent of his passes during the year for 2,094 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passing skills were somewhat improved, but he still had a long ways to go for the pros. The junior ran for 1,283 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.

    Miller saw his first action as a freshman in 2011 and completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,159 yards with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. His completion percentage in 2012 rose to 58 percent for 2,039 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. The sophomore ran for 1,271 yards and 13 touchowns, too.

    Miller's best skill is his running ability. His completion percentage is inflated by a lot of quick tosses. With mixed results in the NFL from Alex Smith and Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer hasn't developed a reputation as a good developer of quarterbacks.

    Personal: Communications major, son of Kelly and Kevin Miller.


  19. J.W. Walsh*, QB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    11/22/14: Walsh played a gritty game against Florida State in the season opener. He almost had the Cowboys in position to pull off an upset, but his fourth-quarter fumble basically clinched the game for the Seminoles.

    In 2014 Walsh completed 56 percent of his passes for 233 yards with a touchdown and interception in only two games. He broke his foot in the second game and has missed every outing since then.

    8/27/14: Walsh earned playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2012 after backing up Brandon Weeden in 2011. Walsh flashed some passing and running ability during his playing time. He completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,564 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Walsh ran for 320 yards (290 net) and seven touchdowns, too. In 2013, he completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,333 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions. The sophomore also missed five games, including the last four contests.

    Personal: Son of John and Amber Walsh. Majoring in education.


  20. Cody Kessler*, QB, USC
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    11/22/14: Kessler has completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,919 yards with 29 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has been an effective game manager for the Trojans.

    8/27/14: It took some time, but Kessler eventually won the starting quarterback spot for USC, and he improved as he gained experience. Kessler completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,968 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He doesn't have the strongest of arms, but he has some ability as a game-manager.


  21. Bo Wallace, QB, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 217.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    11/22/14: Wallace has completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,554 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has lit up weak opponents, but has sometimes broken down when he playing a good team. Throughout his career, Wallace has been prone to interceptions, often at bad times.

    Sources say that they view Wallace as a late-rounder or undrafted free agent. They say he lacks arm strength and has bad decision-making.

    In 2013, Wallace completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,346 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He completed 64 percent for 2,994 yards with 22 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2012.

    Personal: Son of Bill and Trina Wallace.





  22. Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    11/22/14: Gardner's accuracy, decision-making and ball placement are his fatal flaws. He's completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,557 yards with eight touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Gardner was benched against Minnesota, but returned to the starting lineup against Rutgers.

    8/27/14: Gardner completed 60 percent of his passes in 2013 for 2,960 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. After playing well against Notre Dame, he struggled against Toledo, Connecticut and Michigan State. Gardner threw for 503 yards against Indiana. He also totaled 483 net yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground across the season.

    Gardner began 2012 as a wide receiver before starting four games at quarterback to end the year. The junior completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,219 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 101 yards and seven touchdowns. As a receiver, Gardner caught 16 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns.

    Gardner is a good athlete who could be subject to a lot of debate about his future position in the NFL. He needs a strong fifth year in 2014 and needs to show the ability to be an effective pocket passer if he wants to remain a quarterback. Michigan has new offense that is supposed to fit Gardner better and produce a more consistent passing attack.


  23. Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    11/22/14: Marshall was on the bench to start the season against Arkansas because of his marijuana arrest. The senior hasn't shown enough progress as a pocket passer, and Auburn's passing offense has been inconsistent. Marshall has completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,688 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. On the ground, he has averaged 6.1 yards per carry for 739 yards with 11 scores.

    Marshall should move to running back for the NFL. He has two receivers with first-round skill sets in Duke Williams and Sammie Coates, but can't throw the ball with consistency.

    8/27/14: The running quarterback helped guide Auburn to an SEC Championship and almost the National Championship last season. The first-year starter completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,976 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 1,225 yards with 12 touchdowns. Marshall has to develop the ability to be a pocket passer for the NFL. His accuracy, field vision and footwork need a lot of work. He is said to have spent the offseason working on those issues. Marshall hurt his draft stock with an arrest for marijuana possession in July of 2014.


  24. Maty Mauk**, QB, Missouri
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    11/22/14: Mauk has completed 53 percent of his passes for 1,784 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He flashes at times, but needs to improve his accuracy.

    8/27/14: Mauk played for Missouri in 2013 while James Franklin was out of the lineup. Mauk only completed 51.1 percent of his passes (68-of-133), but he threw for 1,071 yards with 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions. The redshirt freshman held his own against some good defenses including Florida and South Carolina. Mauk should take over as the starter in 2014. He will have to overcome size concerns.

    Personal: Son of Mike and Gwyn Mauk.


  25. Gary Nova, QB, Rutgers
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    11/22/14: Nova has completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,212 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

    8/27/14: Nova completed 55 percent of his passes in 2013 for 2,159 yards with 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He is a pro-style game-manager quarterback. As a sophomore, Nova completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,695 yards with 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He threw for 1,553 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2011.


  26. Jeff Driskel*, QB, Florida
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 237.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    11/1/14: Driskel has been a sufficiently huge disappointment this season to have lost his starting job. Driskel had a mixed performance against Kentucky, but was awful against Alabama. He has terrible bouts of inaccuracy. In speaking with NFL sources before the Alabama game, they were unimpressed with Driskel as his good physical set hasn't translated to effective football for extended stretches. In 2014, Driskel has completed 53 percent of his passes for 928 yards with six touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

    8/27/14: Driskel is a legitimate dual-threat quarterback. He is a big, quick runner with excellent mobility. Driskel needs to develop his pocket passing, and if he does, he could sky rocket. It currently looks like Driskel should stay for his senior season to improve before entering the NFL. Driskel played poorly in 2013 before an ankle injury ended his season in the third game. A new up-tempo spread offense is said to have Driskel looking much better during spring practice.

    In 2013, Driskel completed 42-of-61 passes (69 percent) for 477 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He won the starting quarterback position in 2012. There were games that Driskel flashed greatness, but he struggled to move the ball in other outings. Driskel completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,646 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 716 yards (413 net) with four touchdowns.

    Driskel was the top quarterback in the nation coming out of high school and signed on to play for Urban Meyer at Florida. Driskel honored his commitment to attend Florida despite Meyer leaving the Gators. The true freshman was a backup in 2011, but he saw playing time due to injuries. Driskel completed 16-of-34 passes for 148 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions for the year.


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