Top Five Quarterbacks
By: Bernie Marshall
Category: Washington Redskins News
Name: JaMarcus Russell
Weight: 260 pounds
Russell is an accurate and efficient pocket passer with the mobility and size to get outside the tackles if the situation presents itself. He’s a strong-armed QB that can make all the throws (with a plus 60% completion percentage). He will be the first quarterback to hear his name at the draft, but will he go first overall?
Name: Brady Quinn
School: Notre Dame
Weight: 232 pounds
Quinn is another quarterback that is big and strong enough to stand in the pocket and pick a defense apart with his accuracy, but isn’t likely to run if things break down. He played his final two years at Notre Dame in a “pro-style” offense which will be helpful in his rookie season. Quinn will go in the top ten, maybe even the top five.
Name: Trent Edwards
Weight: 220 pounds
Edwards improved every year in college and has a lot of upside, he’s another pocket passer with good size and accuracy. He is effective when throwing on the run, but can pull it down and use his feet to move the chains.
Name: Drew Stanton
School: Michigan St.
Weight: 230 pounds
Stanton has all the skills and tools to play quarterback in the NFL. He has good size and is a very good athlete. He’s elusive as a runner, but is willing to stand in the pocket and take the hit in order to get the ball into the hands of his receivers. Stanton will be off the board before the middle of the 2nd round.
Name: Troy Smith
School: Ohio St.
Smith lacks the ideal size for a NFL quarterback but he is a dual-threat. He sits in the pocket and makes his reads but if there’s nothing there, he won’t think twice about taking off. He has very good field vision and is accurate when throwing on the run. His feet will give his receivers more time and opportunity to get open.
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