We are three weeks away from the 2013 college football season kickoff, so no better time to release our position by position 2014 NFL Draft rankings. As always, these are fluid but they give a good insight into how we see things shaking out after evaluation of a whole lot of 2012 tape.
The 2013 NFL Draft saw one quarterback taken in the first round – EJ Manuel. The 2014 quarterback class could be historically good if everything pans out as it should. There’s a boatload of talent in a deep senior class with headliners being David Fales and Stephen Morris and plenty of quality depth with the likes of Tajh Boyd, A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and host of others.
The underclassmen could ring the bell for this class. The knock on the 2013 was the lack of an elite headliner at the game’s most coveted position. The 2014 class won’t lack for a headliner as Teddy Bridgewater could be talked about with the game’s elite when it’s all said and done. Behind Bridgewater there’s a handful of intriguing names that could top the draft with solid junior seasons – Devin Gardner, Cody Fajardo, Braxton Miller, and more.
It’s rare that third-year sophomores declare for the draft, even rarer would be a redshirt sophomore quarterback declaring. That could be the case this season as Brett Hundley, Marcus Mariota, and Kevin Hogan bring elite NFL tools to the table.
Without further ado, here’s our rankings 1-25 on the top draft eligible quarterbacks.