Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 232. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 10. 40 Time: 4.77. Projected Round (2016): Top-5 Pick. 4/25/16: Wentz is probably going to be the second quarterback selected in the 2016 NFL Draft behind California's Jared Goff, but in my opinion, Wentz is the best quarterback prospect and it isn't even close. I've spoken with a lot of teams that feel that way as well, but Los Angeles appears poised to take Goff.
In January, sources from other teams said they had Wentz as the best quarterback prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft, and nothing has changed from that after the combine and his pro day. Wentz was terrific at both and clearly has established himself as the best signal-caller in the 2016 NFL Draft. He showed his powerful arm, footwork, mobility and accuracy at both events.
In early January, WalterFootball.com was the first to report that the Browns' initial preference was for Wentz over California's Jared Goff. At the combine, Cleveland sources said that Wentz was a "stud" in his interview, while Goff didn't interview as well. On the field, Wentz was the most impressive quarterback in Indianapolis. He also had an excellent Senior Bowl that showed off his big arm, ball placement, field vision and athleticism.
Multiple teams have told me they think that Wentz is the real deal. They say that Wentz has a good arm, size and athleticism, plus they love him off the field. They also like his pocket presence, field vision, experience under center, ability to make play calls in the huddle, and potential to grow in the NFL. They believe that he will fill out his frame in a NFL strength and conditioning program. The big challenge for Wentz, in their view, will be the drastic change in the speed of the game coming from North Dakota State's opponents compared to the NFL. He also will need to mature into a leadership role.
On top of his good arm, mobility, pocket presence, field vision and accuracy. Wentz operated in a pro-style system with play calls in the huddle and working under center. In 2015, he completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions while missing almost half the year with a broken wrist. Wentz also had four rushing touchdowns.
As a junior, Wentz completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,111 yard with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also had six touchdowns on the ground. Wentz was a backup as a freshman and sophomore. North Dakota State won the National Championship in both seasons of Wentz being the starter.
Jared Goff*, QB, California
Height: 6-4. Weight: 210. Hand: 9. 40 Time: 4.82. Projected Round (2016): Top-5 Pick. 4/25/16: Goff is likely to be the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but I think he's the second-best quarterback. I know a lot of teams that feel that way, and a few teams feel that Goff is 'fool's gold' as a football prospect. Teams questions his size, arm strength, and NFL preparation after playing in a gimmicky college offense.
Goff threw well at the combine and his pro day. He showed he has enough arm to make all of the throws and is well-developed from his feet up. Goff could stand to put more air under some throws, and while he doesn't have elite arm strength, he did well overall. Goff's hands are on the smaller side, while he ran a little slower than expected though.
In 2015, Goff completed 64 percent of his passes for 4,719 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He beat up on weak competition early in the season, but he didn't play as well against quality opponents like Utah, UCLA and USC. Goff bounced back to close out the regular season well against Stanford and Arizona State.
Still, Goff demonstrated accuracy, a decent arm, and quality field vision. He also has functional mobility to avoid rushers and pick up some yards on the ground. Goff needs to add weight for the NFL and also could have some issues with getting rattled and handling the rush at the next level.
Goff's stats were inflated by a college offense that has a lot of instant passes, and coming from that system, he will need development for the NFL with field vision, working under center and holding up in the face of a pass rush. Goff displayed good mechanics at times, but also had some issues maintaining that when faced with a lot of pressure, and that led to some bad habits of throwing off his back foot. He has said he is working to correct those problems.
8/8/14: Goff enjoyed a breakout 2014 season. The sophomore completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,973 yards with 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Goff displayed some pocket-passing potential while playing with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. He struggled against USC's good defense taking sacks and had a few interceptions dropped. Goff needs to perform better against top competition. He became the starter as a freshman in 2013 and completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,508 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Height: 6-6. Weight: 244. Hand: 10.25 40 Time: 4.86. Projected Round (2016): 1. 4/25/16: Lynch is a big benefactor of the trades at the top of the 2016 NFL Draft. With quarterbacks off the board in the first two picks, teams could be scrambling to land him. Sources expect Lynch to go in the top-25 picks.
At the combine, Lynch showed off his strong arm. He was slower than expected in the 40, and his footwork needs a lot of development to work under center - something he never did in college. The time in Indianapolis confirmed that Lynch has a skill set to develop, but he's a project and not necessarily a candidate to start from his first day in the NFL.
Sources said that Lynch didn't interview poorly at the combine, but he illustrated that he has a serious amount to learn from a football I.Q. perspective. He just simply hasn't been taught and is a bigger project on the mental side of the game than the other early round quarterbacks.
In 2015, Lynch completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,778 yards with 28 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has a good skill set, but is raw and needs development. Lynch has an arm that can make all the throws for the pro game, and he flashed the ability to pass accurately and beat good coverage with precise completions into tight windows. Lynch also has the athleticism to make plays with his feet and or throws on the run.
However, there is a lot of work that Lynch needs. His footwork and field vision are the primary areas to improve. Lynch was inconsistent with passing accurately and working through his progressions. He needs to become more consistent with the ability to thrive as a pocket passer as well. His eye movement and working through his progressions need to be faster and more consistent. According to sources, his head coach Justin Fuente said that Lynch needs to mature on the field with his football I.Q. and needs to mature off the field to handle being a franchise quarterback. Fuente coached Andy Dalton at TCU, and he told NFL evaluators that Dalton was far ahead of where Lynch is coming out of college. Some teams have given Lynch a second-round grade.
In his previous seasons as a starter, Lynch used his running ability more. As a sophomore, he ran for 321 yards with 13 touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes for 3,031 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Lynch completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,056 yards with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a freshman.
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 218. Hand: 9.75. 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2016): 1-3. 4/25/16: Sources say that Cook has good height, weight and delivery, but a number of evaluators don't really like him. They think he's too inaccurate and question his lack of leadership with his team not voting him a team captain. If one highly touted quarterback prospect slides like others have in years past, Cook could be the prime candidate.
At the combine, teams said they were disappointed in Cook's football I.Q. and play recall. They were expecting him to be strong with that given his years as a starter in a pro-style system, but Cook disappointed.
Cook made a big mistake turning down his Senior Bowl invitation and the opportunity to address some of these concerns. Prior to the combine, Cook said it was because of his shoulder injury. However in Mobile, director Phil Savage announced that Cook's passing on the Senior Bowl wasn't injury related. Teams continue to question Cook as a teammate and leader for the NFL.
In 2015, Cook connected on 56 percent passes for 3,131 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He played well against Oregon, but wasn't overwhelming against some mediocre opponents, though he had a prolific game against Rutgers. The Spartans have admitted their play calling was overly conservative at times and needed to let Cook throw more often. Late in the regular season, he played with an injured shoulder.
Cook has athleticism, good size, experience in a pro-style system and a strong arm that can make some beautiful throws downfield into tight windows. However, he isn't a quarterback who drops back and throws 50 times a game while dominating a defense. His accuracy needs improvement as well. Cook was more of a game manager for Michigan State, and that could be his future in the NFL.
8/8/15: Cook completed 58 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,214 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. League sources identified Cook as a potential high first-round pick. He needs to improve certain aspects of his game to meet that grade though, 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 the occasional precision throw. 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.
Cook has often 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. Cook has to improve his footwork, which in turn will help his accuracy.
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 that season.
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 234. Hand: 9. 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2016): 1-3. 4/25/16: Hackenberg has had a late rise in the leadup to the 2016 NFL Draft as the demand at quarterback has really helped elevate his draft stock. He has a shot at being a late first-round pick, and is likely to go in Round 2.
At the combine, Hackenberg continued to show brilliance on some passes and a lack of accuracy on others. He did better in the athletic measurements than many thought he would do. Hackenberg had a mixed showing in the team interviews. He did well with recall and football I.Q., but teams feel that Hackenberg was too quick to blame other issues for some of his own mistakes.
In 2015, Hackenberg completed 54 percent of his passes for 2,525 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions. He had terrible games against Rutgers and Temple, but good outings against Buffalo, San Diego State, Indiana and Illinois.
Clearly, Hackenberg needs to improve his accuracy and decision-making, but the junior was playing in a bad situation with a weak offensive line and receivers. Over the last two seasons, Hackenberg routinely made some beautiful throws that were dropped by his receivers, but also missed too often on routine completions.
Hackenberg is a pro-style quarterback who was forced to play in a college spread offense that didn't fit him well at all. Sources say that Penn State head coach James Franklin beat Hackenberg down and handled him terribly. Teams also admire that Hackenberg could have transferred in the face of a lot of adversity for the program, but he stayed committed to trying to help get things headed in the right direction in Happy Valley.
In speaking with sources, some teams grade Hackenberg on the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft as a fourth-rounder, but others have graded him in Round 3. Even the teams that graded him after the third round expect him to be selected on the second day. One general manager said Hackenberg has just average accuracy and is a statue in the pocket. There also were reports about Hackenberg being disliked in the locker room and not a leader, but in speaking with Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith - a former Nittany Lion - and Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, they both dismissed that, saying Hackenberg wasn't a finger pointer and did everything asked of him. Nassib was shocked to hear of those reports and said that Hackenberg was a great teammate.
8/8/15: Hackenberg completed 56 percent of his passes in 2014 for 2,677 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He played better than the numbers indicate as his supporting cast was a huge liability, including an awful offensive line. Hackenberg closed out the 2014 season with a huge comeback overtime win over Boston College, completing 34-of-50 for 371 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of a skill set, Hackenberg has what the NFL is looking for with a size, pocket presence, field-vision potential and a strong arm that can push the ball downfield. James Franklin's offense didn't help Hackenberg develop much as a NFL pocket-passer prospect last season as so many of the play calls were instant throws because of a weak offensive line that couldn't maintain its blocks. Hackenberg needs to improve his ball placement and decision-making in some areas, but his supporting cast really hurt him last year. At times, Hackenberg makes some brilliant throws downfield after working off his first read, and if he does that regularly as a junior, he could be a high first-rounder.
Hackenberg was the star recruit for Bill O'Brien and proved the hype legit during an impressive freshman season that saw him named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Hackenberg completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,955 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2013. He also ran for four touchdowns. Sources in the NFL feel that Hackenberg could end up being an elite quarterback prospect.
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 226. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.88. 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2016): 2-3. 4/25/16: Prescott really helped his draft stock at the Senior Bowl and combine. Team sources said they love his football I.Q., leadership skills and character. They feel he has the ability to quickly be a captain in a NFL locker room and a leader of men. At the combine, Prescott had a solid workout to maintain his rising status. However shortly after that event, Prescott landed a DUI arrest to put a damper on the enthusiasm around him.
Prescott completed 66 percent of his passes in 2015 for 3,793 yards with 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. On the ground, he totaled 588 yards with 10 scores. Sources say they view Prescott as Tim Tebow 2.0 from playing in the same offense, though Prescott has better throwing mechanics and functions better out of the pocket than Tebow did entering the draft. They think Prescott needs to become a better pocket passer.
8/8/15: Prescott completed 61 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,449 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry for 986 yards with 14 scores on the ground. Prescott underwhelmed against Alabama, but that was really the only game of the season in which he 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.
Cardale Jones*, QB, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 253. Hand: 9.75. 40 Time: 4.81. Projected Round (2016): 2-3. 4/25/16: At Ohio State's pro day, Jones showed off his rifle of an arm and helped himself with an impressive workout. In 2015, Jones displayed his big arm and great skill set, but must get better at reading the field and with his passing technique. He was undefeated in his 11 starts in college, but with so little playing time, needing development is understandable. Jones entered the 2016 NFL Draft rather than return to Ohio State.
Jones completed 63 percent of his passes in 2015 for 1,460 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Aside from his right-arm cannon, he also displayed his running ability and how difficult he is to sack with his huge size. Jones is very physically gifted, but he's raw and needs to gain experience.
8/8/15: Jones put on a display in 2014 after entering the starting lineup behind Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett. Jones has great size and a cannon for an arm. In his three starts, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 860 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Jones has a lot of upside and it will be fun to watch him in 2015, assuming he wins the starting job over J.T. Barrett.
Jones needs to improve his ability to throw while under heat. He also needs to get faster working through his progressions, moving his eyes and getting rid of the ball. Jones can hold onto the ball too long when plays start to break down on him. When Jones has a clean pocket, he displays the ability to make any throw the NFL asks for. While Jones is a pocket passer, he will take yards on the ground when available and has some athleticism as a runner. Jones can be tough to bring down for defenders in or out of the pocket.
Sources from multiple teams said that they view Jones as having a first-round skill set and if performed for an entire season the way he played in his three starts, he would be a first-rounder. Teams have questions about Jones' football I.Q. and off-the-field maturity, so his pre-draft interviews will be important to address those questions.
Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 231. Arm: 32.88. Hand. 9.5. 40 Time: 4.94. Projected Round (2016): 3-5. 4/25/16: In 2015, Brissett completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,662 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Sources with teams say that Brissett is a sleeper quarterback who they're keeping an eye on. As we reported in the rumormill, some east coast scouts rate Brissett ahead of other more highly touted prospects like Penn State's Christian Hackenberg. Other sources aren't fans of Brissett.
Brissett had a decent week at the Senior Bowl, but didn't light a fire under his draft stock. That was the same outcome of his combine workout. Brissett's more of a mid-round backup with some developmental potential.
8/8/15: 2014 saw Brissett complete 60 percent of his passes for 2,344 yards with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. He showed potential as a pocket passer. Brissett was on fire against a lot of weak competition even before he lit up Florida State (32-of-48 for 359 yards with three touchdowns). Brissett sat out the 2013 season per NCAA rules after transferring from Florida. He spent 2012 as Jeff Driskel's backup. Brissett played a little as a freshman backup during the 1-year tenure of Charlie Weis as Florida's offensive coordinator.
Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
Height: 6-2. Weight: 217. Arm: 32. Hand: 10.13. 40 Time: 4.78. Projected Round (2016): 3-5. 4/25/16: As a senior, Hogan completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,867 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In his good games, he looked like an early rounder; in his bad games, he looked like an undrafted free agent. Hogan has a good enough skill set to play as a pro, but looks more like a backup-caliber signal-caller in the NFL. He has a decent arm, but lacks the arm strength of the top quarterbacks. Sources have said they like Hogan's intelligence to become a quality backup quarterback quickly in his NFL career.
8/8/15: In 2014, Hogan completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,792 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He had five rushing touchdowns, too. Hogan was still streaky as a passer, looking inept at times and throwing excellent passes on other attempts. He needs to become more consistent in order to rise as a senior.
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.
Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
Height: 6-1. Weight: 214. Arm: 30.5. Hand: 8.5. 40 Time: 4.84. Projected Round (2016): 4-6. 4/25/16: Allen was a game-manager quarterback for Arkansas the past few seasons, but as a senior, he produced some big plays, leading the Razorbacks to overtime wins over Auburn and Ole Miss. In 2015, Allen completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,440 yards with 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He became a nice college quarterback, but he doesn't look like he has a starter's skill set for the NFL. He could be a quality backup.
Allen had a respectable week at the Senior Bowl. Some sources say they liked him as a late-round or undrafted free agent to compete for their third quarterback spot, but he could go in the early rounds of Day 3.
Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
Height: 6-5. Weight: 240. Hand: 9.88. Projected 40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2016): 5-7. 4/25/16: Sudfeld completed 61 percent of his passes this season for 3,184 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has good size and a strong arm, but he needs to get faster in his delivery. Sudfeld also has to improve his accuracy, ball placement and field vision, plus play faster. He had a quality week at the East-West Shrine and is a late-round developmental candidate.
8/8/15: Sudfeld missed half of the 2014 season over a season-ending shoulder injury. 2013 saw him complete 60 percent of his passes for 2,523 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Vernon Adams Jr., QB, Oregon
Height: 5-11. Weight: 200. Hand: 9.13. 40 Time: 4.84. Projected Round (2016): 6-FA. 4/25/16: Adams had a solid senior year for Oregon, completing 65 percent for 2,643 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has a quality arm, athleticism, touch on his passes and nice field vision. The lack of size is the huge negative for Adams. While he has some similarities to Russell Wilson, the odds of Adams panning out like Wilson are extremely remote. Prior to playing for Oregon, Adams played at Eastern Washington. He was slower at the combine than expected.
Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
Height: 6-3. Weight: 230. Arm: 32.5. Hand: 9.75. 40 Time: 4.56. Projected Round (2016): 6-FA. 4/25/16: Driskel has the skill set to be a quality NFL starting quarterback. He is big, athletic and has the arm strength to make all the throws. That was clear at the combine where he worked out extremely well. However, Driskel doesn't have the mentality of a pro signal-caller. While at Florida, he was a disaster with turnovers, poor accuracy, and taking an offense that had pro talent and making it inept.
In 2014, Driskel had future NFL running backs (Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor), a wide receiver with first-round talent (Demarcus Robinson), and future pro offensive linemen (D.J. Humphries and Max Garcia), yet still struggled to move the ball. Driskel completed 54 percent of his passes that season for 1,140 yards with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Driskel transferred to Louisiana Tech and beat up on the weak competition in 2015, completing 62 percent of his passes for 4,033 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. At the Senior Bowl, his skill set flashed at times, but he didn't play well enough to undo the damage done by his play at Florida. Sources say that they've given Driskel an undrafted grade.
Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-2. Weight: 213. Hand: 9.13. 40 Time: 5.22. Projected Round (2016): 6-FA. 4/25/16: Doughty has some vocal fan supporters based off his production and video-game stat line, but in speaking with sources, they haven't mentioned Doughty as a pro prospect who they're impressed with. He doesn't have an NFL arm or skill set, and was unimpressive at the East-West Shrine.
In 2015, the senior completed 72 percent of his passes for 5,055 yards with 48 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Doughty completed 68 percent of his passes in 2014 for 4,830 yards with 49 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Cody Kessler, QB, USC
Height: 6-1. Weight: 224. Arm: 32. Hand: 9.88. 40 Time: 4.89. Projected Round (2016): 6-FA. 4/25/16: In 2015, Kessler threw for 3,536 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 67 percent of his passes. If he had a better physical skill set, he would be rated higher, but he is undersized with a weak arm. Kessler's lack of arm strength looks like a real weakness for the NFL. He did not impress at the Senior Bowl. Kessler looks like a game-manager backup quarterback in the NFL. He may go undrafted.
8/8/15: Kessler completed 71 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,505 yards with 36 touchdowns and four interceptions. He was an effective game-manager for the Trojans. Kessler is undersized and could be lacking in his physical skill set to be a starter for the NFL. He needs to prove that wrong as a senior. Kessler was considering entering the 2015 NFL Draft, but decided to return to USC.
It took some time, but Kessler eventually won the starting quarterback spot for USC to replace Matt Barkley, and Kessler has improved as he gained experience. Kessler completed 65 percent of his passes in 2013 for 2,968 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Jacob Coker, QB, Alabama
Height: 6-5. Weight: 236. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.88. Projected 40 Time: 4.88. Projected Round (2016): 7-FA. 4/25/16: Coker had a rocky start to the 2015 season, but played better to help lead Alabama to a National Championship. He completed 67 percent of his passes in 2015 for 3,110 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The senior did not work out at the combine.
Coker has good size and a strong arm, but looks like a project for the NFL. He has a long windup in his delivery and lacks athleticism in the pocket. Coker didn't impress at the Senior Bowl. As one source said, "Coker is a poor man's Mike Glennon." Coker could easily go undrafted.
8/8/15: Coker was Blake Sims' backup last season. Coker has a good skill set, but he needs to be the starter and effective to rise.
Matt Johnson, QB, Bowling Green
Height: 6-0. Weight: 219. Projected 40 Time: 4.83. Projected Round (2016): 7-FA. 4/25/16: Sources say that Johnson is a Case Keenum-type quarterback prospect. Johnson has a decent arm and is a gamer, but limited for the next level. The redshirt senior completed 67 percent of his passes this season for 4,946 yards with 46 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He did not work out at the combine.
Johnson missed almost all of 2014 with an injury, but completed 64 percent of his passes the year before for 3,467 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Travis Wilson, QB, Utah
Height: 6-6. Weight: 240. Projected 40 Time: 4.85. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: In 2015, Wilson completed 65 percent of his throws for 2,095 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has big size and an arm, but isn't a NFL passer. Wilson didn't work out at the combine.
8/8/15: Wilson completed 60 percent of his passes in 2014 for 2,012 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. He was in and out of the lineup on top of being benched at times. Wilson has a good size and a nice arm but has to get more consistent. He completed 56 percent of his passes in 2013 for 1,827 yards with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions across nine games.
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Height: 6-0. Weight: 212. Hand: 9.38. 40 Time: 4.77. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: In 2015, Boykin completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,575 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His season ended slightly early - a few days before TCU's bowl game - when he was arrested following a bar fight and assaulting an officer. That pretty much ended any shot the senior had at getting drafted. Boykin doesn't display the traits of a pro pocket passer and lacks the size of the vast majority of NFL quarterbacks.
Boykin was a college quarterback who is more of a third-day-caliber prospect - before the arrest at least. He should be one of those signal-callers who is being discussed as switching positions to wide receiver, running back or cornerback.
8/8/15: Boykin did a lot of damage with his arm and legs last season. He ran for 707 yards with eight touchdowns while completing 61 percent of his passes for 3,901 yards with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Boykin has to improve as a pocket passer to improve his NFL stock.
Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan
Height: 6-3. Weight: 208. Projected 40 Time: 4.91. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: Rudock played at Iowa for a few seasons before transferring to Michigan for his senior year. He had a solid final season and was a functional game manager for Jim Harbaugh. In 2015, Rudock completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,017 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was a smart quarterback, but lacks the arm or athleticism to be rated higher. He didn't work out at the combine.
Rudock did not impress at the East-West Shrine practices. He wasn't horrible, but he looks like an undrafted quarterback who will compete as a training camp to be a team's third quarterback.
Joel Stave, QB, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 236. Hand: 10.75. 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: Stave has some size to him and occasionally made nice throws, but he was never consistent in college and had some rough slumps. That was reinforced at the East-West Shrine and combine.
In 2015, Stave completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,687 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. His best season came in 2013 when he completed 62 percent for 2,494 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Stave had Jared Abbrederis at wideout and Melvin Gordon in the backfield that season.
Everett Golson, QB, Florida State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 185. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: In 2015, Golson completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,778 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. He had some ugly struggles for the Seminoles. Golson didn't play against Syracuse and Clemson because of a concussion and backup Sean Maguire kept the job afterward. Golson didn't participate in the combine.
8/8/15: Golson landed at Florida State after leaving Notre Dame. 2014 was Golson's return to football after being suspended for the 2013 entire season for cheating on an exam. Perhaps the year away was good for him; he occasionally looked improved with his passing skills. However, Golson had problems with turnovers. The senior completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,445 yards with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He had eight touchdowns on the ground.
Golson previously led Notre Dame to the National Championship game in 2012. The first-year starter completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 415 yards and six touchdowns that season.
Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215. Projected 40 Time: 4.82. Projected Round (2016): FA. 3/25/16: In 2015, Lunt completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,761 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. He didn't participate in the combine.
8/8/15: Lunt completed 64 percent of his passes in 2014 for 1,763 yards and 14 touchdowns with three interceptions. He missed five games with injuries and played in a running offense.
Max Wittek, QB, Hawaii
Height: 6-4. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: In 2015, Wittek completed 47 percent of his passes for 1,542 yards with seven touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He didn't participate in the combine.
8/8/15: Wittek didn't play in 2014 after transferring from USC. He was a backup as a Trojan and didn't beat out Cody Kessler to replace Matt Barkley.
Chuckie Keeton, QB, Utah State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 200. Projected 40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: Keeton missed most of the regular season with a sprain of the MCL. He completed 52 percent of his passes for 1,006 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions in his seven games. Keeton didn't attend the combine.
8/8/15: Keeton went out for the year with a knee injury early in 2014. He completed 55 percent of his passes in his three-game season for 426 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.
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.
Keeton had a breakout sophomore season and was the 2012 First-Team All-WAC quarterback. He completed 68 percent of his passes that year for 3,373 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions that year. Keeton also ran for 751 yards (619 net) with eight touchdowns.
Davis Webb, QB, Texas Tech
Height: 6-4. Weight: 195. Projected 40 Time: 4.78. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: Webb was relegated to backup duty behind Patrick Mahomes in 2015.
8/8/15: In 2014, Webb completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,539 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He missed the final four games with an injury. Webb has to prove he is more than a college-system quarterback.
J.W. Walsh, QB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 205. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2016): FA. 4/25/16: Walsh was the backup quarterback to Mason Rudolph.
8/8/15: Walsh only played two games in 2014, completing 56 percent of his passes for 233 yards with a touchdown and interception. He broke his foot in the second game and missed the rest of the season. 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 in 2012, completing 67 percent of his passes for 1,564 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. He ran for 320 yards (290 net) and seven touchdowns, too. In 2013, Walsh completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,333 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
I'm sure it's because your "NFL Matches" section is just the usual copy/pasta from other scouting report articles, but I literally spit out my drink reading you suggest Mixon as a fit for the Ravens. Zero chance that happens lol.
*EASTER UPDATE* WITH TRADES RD2, 3, & 4 ORDER IS RANDOM for trades that usually happen.
Used draft-site`s approach as a general guide. Really like their ranking system as it uses a hi-low rubric to rank each player. Took several ranking sites and averaged out player rankings. Used my own rankings for players I feel were ranked much too low. F/A updates with a few players still looking for a new home. Will update as they sign. Will see teams reach for QB & OT. 3 days till drafttime !! No big trades announced yet.