The Florida State two-year starter should be one of the top overall picks in the 2015 NFL Drafts. During his college career Winston has won a national championship (2013) and Heisman Trophy (2013).
In 2014 Marcus Mariota was the standout quarterback in the country. He deservedly picked up every individual trophy possible including the Heisman, Maxwell Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Davey O’Brien National QB Award. Like Winston expect Mariota to go very early in this year’s draft.
Garrett Grayson appears to hit his peak college performances just at the right time. The Colorado State QB has shown vast improvements this year particularly in terms of his football intelligence. I suspect he’ll be picked up by someone mid-way through the 2015 draft.
The 6’3, 230lbs Bryce Petty has every chance to develop into a starting QB in the right NFL team. During his time at Baylor, Petty has shown immense athleticism and the ability to throw the ball deep better than anyone else. With quick feet and hands, you’d expect someone to pick him up. Although at 24-years-old he is considered a rather old prospect.
Two years ago, Brett Hundley would have been my guess at the first overall pick in this upcoming draft. However, things haven’t gone right for the highly touted prospect these past couple of seasons. The UCLA starter appears to have abandoned his patented use of speed and agility for staying in the pocket. It hasn’t bene successful and he has slipped down the pecking order – however he does have enough raw talent, which some teams will gamble on.
Despite having the attributes coveted by many NFL sides, Sean Mannion is a doubt heading into this year’s draft. His size and experience would usually make him a certain pick, however flaws in his game are apparent. A lack of agility and alarming fumble numbers are just some of his problems. Nonetheless he’s still a top talent, although it remains to be seen if he’s NFL level.
Through eight games last season Conor Halliday was performing at the top of his game. He threw for more than 3,800 yards in his eight full games. However, his college career was thrown into disarray after he broke his tibia and fibula. Unable to work out at the combine, it’s not known if he is yet field ready.
An extremely athletic and capable QB with plenty of room to grow. Brendan Bridge could become elite if drafted by the right NFL side. The South Alabama starter can make every pass in the book. It’s just weather he is consistent enough to do it at the top level.
A rare three-year starter Shane Carden has more experience than most on this list. He throws a good ball with accurate placement. However, he doesn’t appear to have the potential to ever be an NFL starter. Although he could be a good back up in the right side.
The most experienced player on the list is Taylor Heincike of Old Dominion. Over three-and-a-half seasons he has been a consistent starter at QB. During that time, he has 10,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. However he appears to lack the arm strength, that makes me doubt if he’ll be drafts this year.