April 16, 2011

2011 Quarterback Prospects

#11 Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri


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1. Blaine Gabbert*
Experience: Junior | School: Missouri
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 234 lbs. | Arm: 33 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 4.61 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Top 5 Pick


Analysis
At this point, Gabbert may not go number one, but he still is the best quarterback in the draft overall. (4/16/11)

Mel Kiper Jr. projects Blaine Gabbert to go #1 overall to Carolina. Well, I have heard several reports that Carolina doesn't want Gabbert. (3/10/11)

Gabbert measured in a little smaller than expected, but he still has an ideal frame. I still question his decision to opt out of throwing at the Combine. (2/25/11)

Gabbert could fall to the bottom half of the first round if not out of it completely. After turning on the tape, all I like about him is his size and potential. However, with many teams picking in the top 10 needing a quarterback, he could still be drafted early. (2/21/11)

According to ESPN insider Mel Kiper Jr., Gabbert's stock is slightly down due to teams pointing out some negative things during tape evaluation. At this point, Gabbert may or may not be the first quarterback drafted. (2/11/11)

Season Stats:
63.4% CMP, 3,186 Passing Yards, 16 TD, 9 INT




2. Cam Newton*
Experience: Junior | School: Auburn
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 244 lbs. | Arm: 33 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 4.56 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Top 10 Pick


Analysis
The upside and talent are there for Newton, and he looks to be the number one overall pick going forward. He won't be able to start right away, but he would bring excitement to a team and help sell tickets. (4/16/11)

Just for the record, I would not touch Newton in the top 15. (3/10/11)

Newton is the best quarterback in the draft according to several teams and scouts. ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer pointed out some things he saw Newton improve during a private workout he held on Thursday, but will Cam throw at the combine? (2/11/11)

Season Stats:
66.1% CMP, 2,854 Passing Yards, 30 TD, 7 INT




3. Jake Locker
Experience: Senior | School: Washington
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 231 lbs. | Arm: 31 5/8 in. | Hand: 9 5/8 in.
40 Time: 4.50 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis
Locker helped himself at his pro day, and Minnesota could take him at pick #12. (4/16/11)

I won't lie, I would draft Locker over Newton and possibly Gabbert, but I have a feeling he could fall out of the first round because of all the hype surrounding the consensus top 2 quarterbacks (3/10/11)

After watching some more film, Locker is very accurate and poised when he has time to throw. His supporting cast: offensive line, receivers, backs, and defense, were bad. He could have success in a timing offensive system. There is no question, his potential and talent make him a first rounder. (2/21/11)

Locker is once again in a position where he is considered a borderline first round pick. He'll need a strong combine workout to improve his stock now. (2/11/11)

Season Stats:
55.4% CMP, 2,265 Passing Yards, 17 TD, 9 INT




4. Christian Ponder
Experience: Senior | School: Florida State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 229 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: 4.63 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis
Christian Ponder will go no later than early second round. Heck, a team could trade back into the late first round area for him. (4/16/11)

Ponder had a poor season mainly due to injury, but he redeemed himself and improved his stock with a nice Senior Bowl showing. (2/11/10)

Season Stats:
61.5% CMP, 2,044 Passing Yards, 20 TD, 8 INT




5. Andrew Dalton
Experience: Senior | School: TCU
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 215 lbs. | Arm: 31 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: 4.82 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Most people believe Dalton will be the best quarterback in the class when it's all said and done. Early second round is the area teams could try and "steal" him. (4/16/11)

Simply put, Dalton is a winner. He is an intriguing prospect, with a high football IQ. He should look to refine his mechanics and improve his accuracy. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
66.1% CMP, 2,857 Passing Yards, 27 TD, 6 INT




6. Ryan Mallett*
Experience: Junior | School: Arkansas
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 247 lbs. | Arm: 34 3/8 in. | Hand: 10 3/4 in.
40 Time: 5.37 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis
Some teams are becoming less concerned about Mallett's red flags as the draft creeps closer. I would be surprised if he fell to round 3 at this point. (4/16/11)

Mallett is strictly a pocket passer with a great arm, but also has character concerns. He could be a steal in the second round, but I wouldn't touch him in the first. (3/10/11)

Any want a 250+ pound quarterback? How did he gain 15 pounds so easily? Plus after studying him on tape, he reminds me of another guy name Ryan... Ryan Leaf. (2/25/11)

Mallett could very well fall out of the first round all together. He has great size, arm strength, and accuracy, but he has almost no pocket mobility and some "character issues." (2/11/11)

Season Stats:
64.7% CMP, 3,869 Passing Yards, 32 TD, 12 INT




7. Colin Kaepernick
Experience: Senior | School: Nevada
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 233 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.53 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis
Kaepernick has prototypical size and athleticism for a quarterback. At this point, he is a developmental prospect with a ton of upside, and he is a winner. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
64.9% CMP, 3,022 Passing Yards, 21 TD, 8 INT




8. Ricky Stanzi
Experience: Senior | School: Iowa
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 223 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 4.87 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Analysis:
Ricky Stanzi has the size, intelligence, and the work ethic you look for in an NFL quarterback. He must work on his mechanics and his deep ball accuracy, and his lack of big game wins in college are also concerns. However, at worst he could be an excellent back up in the NFL. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
64.1% CMP, 3,004 Passing Yards, 25 TD, 6 INT




9. Patrick Devlin
Experience: Senior | School: Delaware
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 225 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 4.81 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Analysis:
Devlin has great size and put up great numbers at Delaware. But those numbers may not translate well to the NFL. He has to be consistent. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
68.2% CMP, 3,032 Passing Yards, 22 TD, 3 INT




10. Taylor Yates
Experience: Senior | School: North Carolina
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 219 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/2 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: 5.06 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
67.0% CMP, 3,418 Passing Yards, 19 TD, 9 INT




11. Nathan Enderle
Experience: Senior | School: Idaho
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 240 lbs. | Arm: 31 1/4 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 5.12 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Analysis:
When I turn on the tape from his sophomore year, he looks like an NFL quarterback. Fast forward to 2010, he is a developmental prospect with nice size and bulk. He played in many NFL game situations at college, but he must improve his accuracy and decision making. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
56.7% CMP, 3,314 Passing Yards, 22 TD, 16 INT




12. Tyrod Taylor
Experience: Senior | School: Virginia Tech
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 217 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/4 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 4.47 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Analysis:
Tyrod has great athleticism and a surprisingly good arm, but he is undersized. He put together a good senior campaign, but the question is will he be a quarterback at the next level? (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
59.7% CMP, 2,743 Passing Yards, 24 TD, 5 INT




13. Greg McElroy
Experience: Senior | School: Alabama
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 220 lbs. | Arm: 30 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 3/8 in.
40 Time: 4.84 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Analysis:
McElroy does not have the physical tools to be an NFL starter, but he has the mental make up and poise of a game-manager. Will be a great back up in the NFL. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
70.9% CMP, 2,987 Passing Yards, 20 TD, 5 INT




14. Scott Tolzien
Experience: Senior | School: Wisconsin
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 212 lbs. | Arm: 30 1/2 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 4.92 | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Analysis
At first glance, Tolzien is an undersized quarterback prospect. He is an accurate passer, and is very intelligent. However, he lacks an NFL arm and will take a pounding at the next level. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
72.9% CMP, 2,459 Passing Yards, 16 TD, 6 INT




15. Adam Weber
Experience: Senior | School: Minnesota
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 223 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: 4.82 | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
55.7% CMP, 2,679 Passing Yards, 20 TD, 9 INT




16. Jeff Van Camp
Experience: Senior | School: Florida Atlantic
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 218 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/2 | Hand: 10 1/4
40 Time: 4.83 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
57.3% CMP, 2459 Passing Yards, 17 TD, 13 INT




17. Ben Chappell
Experience: Senior | School: Kentucky
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 238 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: 5.08 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
62.5% CMP, 3,295 Passing Yards, 24 TD, 9 INT




18. Jerrod Johnson
Experience: Senior | School: Texas A&M
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 251 lbs. | Arm: 34 7/8 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 4.75 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA


Analysis:
Johnson is a talented player, but his stock is slipping. He has a big arm, but is highly inaccurate and a poor decision maker. He is very athletic, but that is the only thing that will help him get drafted. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
56.6% CMP, 1,947 Passing Yards, 14 TD, 9 INT




19. Zack Eskridge
Experience: Senior | School: Midwestern State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 227 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: 4.84 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA


Season Stats:
N/A




20. Josh Portis
Experience: Senior | School: California (PA)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 211 lbs. | Arm: 34 1/8 | Hand: 9 3/8
40 Time: 4.59 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA


Season Stats:
62.5% CMP, 3,295 Passing Yards, 24 TD, 9 INT