2013 NFL Draft Top 5 QB Prospects
Kel Dansby , Draft and Fantasy
- Geno Smith QB WVU – Geno Smith had an amazing start to his 2012 season but West Virginia’s defense collapsed mid-way through and so did his statistics. Geno began forcing passes and took on the weight of the program on his back, which led to his steep decline in the second half. With all of that said Geno still through for 4,200 yard 42 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He is the most polished pocket passer in this draft and his accuracy should allow him to make an immediate impact in the NFL.
- Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas – Wilson has had some concussion problems while at Arkansas but he is every bit as talented as his predecessor Ryan Mallot. Mallot had a laundry list of off the field concerns, Wilson does not. Wilson showed that he was a fiery leader and if it wasn’t for Petrino’s departure he would have been a top the Heisman list.
- Tyler Bray QB Tennessee – Tyler Bray is my choice as the best Quarterback in this draft. He has never lacked confidence and his gunslinger mentality at Tennessee always made their offense a feared commodity. At 6’6″ 210 lbs Bray has prototypical size and arm strength. He just needs to learn how to play within a system and not play “hero ball” at the next level. Bray would have been a top 10 pick in the 2014 draft, so a team gets a steal in the 2nd or 3rd round of this years draft.
- Mike Glennon QB NC State – Glennon could never live up to his Prep hype, but his height/arm combo still makes him an intriguing prospect for NFL execs. NC State coaches were willing to let Russell Wilson walk because of the belief they had in Glennon and if an NFL team can cultivate that talent he can be a face of a franchise.
- Matt Barkley QB USC – Barkley would have been #1 on this list in September but the more the season went along the more it seemed that he was a product of his receivers. Barkley obviously wont be the 5th QB drafted in April but from a talent perspective he barely sneaks into our top 5. He has limitations in regards to his arm strength and size; two things which can’t be developed. Everyone quickly points towards Drew Brees when these are mentioned as negatives, but the fact of the matter is that there is only one Drew Brees. Listed at 6’2″ Matt Barkley looks closer to 6’00″ and doesn’t anticipate on nearly the same level.