Enough of the RGIII may be taken before Luck talk. RGIII and Barkley both had better seasons than Luck. No doubt. But when it comes to NFL prospects, they don’t get much better than Luck.
The 2012 NFL Draft is loaded with top level quarterback talent. The evaluation of quarterbacks is the toughest to judge due to the number of areas to evaluate. I break down quarterbacks in six major categories with subcategories and score them based on those rankings. For the purpose of this evaluation, I’m showing only the major categories.
This is my vein attempt at answering the numerous emails I receive about how I rate players and should give an elementary look at my system of rating. Here’s a look at where each quarterback ranks in each individual category. The QB’s I chose to rank are Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley, Robert Griffin III, Landry Jones, Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles, and Brandon Weeden.
- Nick Foles
- Landry Jones
- Brandon Weeden
- Ryan Tannehill
- Robert Griffin III
- Matt Barkley
- Andrew Luck
There isn’t a Ryan Mallett arm in this draft. The closest thing to it is Nick Foles, who possesses very good arm strength. The next four were fairly similar as I would rate them above average as a whole. Barkley and Luck were very close and slightly above-average. Luck doesn’t possess a cannon but his arm is comparable, if not stronger, than Manning’s was coming out of Tennessee. Read the rest of this entry » «Explaining the 2012 NFL Draft QB rankings»