Basic rankings with Grade.
Finley, Stick, and Lock are the only guys I wrote full pieces on. Refer to those for more meat.
1.Kyler Murray- If you listen to our podcast, this should not come as a surprise. Kyler Murray is the best option at QB this year and will be a franchise QB for Arizona.
2.Will Grier- This may come as a surprise to most, but I have been a fan of Grier for a while. This is a rank from the gut, as I believe Grier has true gamer-ability and poise. I see flashes of Rivers and Carr. Grier would fit very well on the Giants.
3.Dwayne Haskins- Haskins has slowly grown on me throughout the draft process. Although I do not believe he has the potential to be an elite level QB, Haskins brings a rare combination of size, smarts, and touch that will be hard for a team in need of a new QB to pass up on.
4.Ryan Finley- Out of any passer in this class, Finley is the one I believe would benefit the most from sitting out a few years. He has the tools to be a very solid NFL starter but needs to make tweaks to his game to truly elevate. I have a lot of long term faith in Finley and would love to see New England snag him in the 2nd round.
5A.”Veer Camp” Tyree Jackson- I call this young man Veer Camp Tyree because he and I both attended Veer Camp in Montrose, Michigan during our days as stud high school slingers. Tyree Jackson has all the physical tools you can think of, but most definitely needs to work on the intricacies of his game. Standing at 6’7″, Jackson is a large and very athletic dude, but can use some more weight on his frame and more touch on his throw. The potential is undoubtable for Jackson, but accuracy concerns and inconsistency will keep him out of the first round. Maybe sitting behind and learning from a guy like Phil Rivers in L.A could be the best method for Jacksons success.
5B.Jarrett Stidham- This is a guy who was being mocked fairly early before the college football season, but an underwhelming year at Auburn teamed with game management concerns sent Stidham to the dog-house for most scouts. He has done a great job of bouncing back and jumped off of the screen throwing routes on air. I know that does not mean much , but if Stidham can gain some confidence and improve his poise and command, he can be a major steal.
7.Easton Stick- Stick is a winner, Stick is the winner, and if he is on the board in the 4th or 5th round and your team is in need of a solid backup who has high level gamer-ability, take Stick and don’t look back.
8.Daniel Jones- Yes, I am a hater. Jones most impressive trait is his prototypical size, past that, Jones does little to impress me. The fact that his “plus” traits are size and being a “Cutcliffe guy” are simply not enough for me to be sold. Jones’ tape was boring in my humble opinion and I do not think he will be much better than a backup in the league.
9.Drew Lock- This is the O.G hater move. Please read my article for full explanation. Lock can only throw a fastball, has 9 inch hands, has never led a comeback and did not win one big game in college. He would be off of my board if I were a GM.
10.David Blough- Blough went under the radar at Purdue, sharing snaps with another QB, but I am going to shout him out at this 10 spot. Blough is undersized and does not have prototypical anything necessarily, but he is a hard worker and shows flashes of ability to make tight window throws. Blough will not be the next Drew Brees, but I like him as a possible sleeper prospect this year.
Honorable Mention:Tyler Weigers, Brett Rypien, Marcus McMaryion.