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2013 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings

Posted by Brad On January - 29 - 2013

The 2013 NFL Draft is full of mystery at this point, much more so than year’s past. A lot of mystery and intrigue lies in the quarterback

"EJ Manuel"

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class. Early on in the 2012 college football season it appeared that West Virginia’s Geno Smith was a virtual lock for not only the top quarterback spot but a likely No. 1 pick. Smith’s midseason struggles combined with the fact that he didn’t show up in Mobile has many questioning his viability as a No. 1 overall pick.

After Smith the clarity in the quarterback class only gets murkier. Tyler Wilson struggled through some tough times during his senior season but has the intrigue of a very solid season in 2011 leaving positive impressions on evaluators. The tough, gritty competitor is all over the board as he brings some positive upside to his game but his bad habits developed this season have some throwing up caution signs on Wilson.

The most talked about player leading up to April’s draft may be USC’s Matt Barkley. Barkley was widely considered the top prospect in preseason rankings. His lack of elite physical tools was on full display this season and has some grading him as a second round prospect. Barkley will be joined by Mike Glennon and Ryan Nassib to jockey for the rights to a first round selection despite not grading out that high.

Many consider this quarterback class to be ‘weak’, but I would argue the opposite. This year’s quarterback class could see as many as fifteen quarterbacks taken before the end of the draft. The strength in the class would appear to be with those teams that remain patient. With guys like EJ Manuel, Zac Dysert, and Tyler Bray comprising that second to third tier of players teams could wait and be rewarded down the road.

After the break, check out our 2013 NFL Draft quarterback rankings.

RANKPLAYERSCHOOLHEIGHTWEIGHT
1GENO SMITHWEST VIRGINIA6030216
2MATT BARKLEYUSC6020230
3TYLER WILSONARKANSAS6021218
4MIKE GLENNONN.C. STATE6066220
5ZAC DYSERTMIAMI (OH)6027224
6RYAN NASSIBSYRACUSE6020223
7TYLER BRAYTENNESSEE6060213
8EJ MANUELFLORIDA ST6043237
9MATT SCOTTARIZONA6014202
10LANDRY JONESOKLAHOMA6035221
11SEAN RENFREEDUKE6037225
12JORDAN RODGERSVANDERBILT6010212
13RYAN GRIFFINTULANE6037216
14SETH DOEGETEXAS TECH6003199
15NICK FLORENCEBAYLOR6004205
16NATHAN STANLEYSE LOUISIANNA6042209
17BRAD SORENSENSOUTHERN UTAH6055235
18JEFF TUELWASHINGTON ST6030221
19ALEX CARDERWESTERN MICHIGAN6016220
20COLBY CAMERONLOUISIANA TECH6022210
  • Bex_R1986

    And it is the mystery of both the quarterback class and the 2013 draft as a whole which will make this such an excitingly compelling watch. The deviation in grades across the 32 teams will likely be high.

    Not too much to comment on the list, as with some slight variation, I’m of similar opinion for the most part. One player who I’d be interested in your thoughts of is Brad Sorensen. I have only watched one full game from this year, a relatively underwhelming performance against Utah State. I’ve heard that overall he hasn’t progressed from a promising 2011 season. What have you thought of him this year from what you’ve seen?

    1 Geno Smith West Virginia
    2 Mike Glennon North Carolina State
    3 Matt Barkley Southern California
    4 Tyler Wilson Arkansas
    5 Zac Dysert Miami (Ohio)
    6 Ryan Nassib Syracuse
    7 E.J. Manuel Florida State
    8 Tyler Bray Tennessee
    9 Landry Jones Oklahoma
    10 Matt Scott Arizona
    11 Sean Renfree Duke
    12 Nick Florence Baylor
    13 Colby Cameron Louisiana Tech
    14 Brad Sorensen Southern Utah
    15 Seth Doege Texas Tech
    16 Matt McGloin Penn State
    17 Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt
    18 Jeff Tuel Washington State
    19 Alex Carder Western Michigan
    20 Nathan Stanley Southeastern Louisiana
    21 Collin Klein Kansas State
    22 James Vandenberg Iowa
    23 Matt Brown Illinois State
    24 Dayne Crist Kansas
    25 Graham Wilbert Florida Atlantic

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