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Top Five Quarterbacks

By 1niksder | April 18th, 2007

The 2007 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, so THN is taking a look at each position’s top five prospects. Up next are the quarterbacks:

Name: JaMarcus Russell
Class: Junior.
School: LSU
Height: 6’6
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
Class: Senior
School: Notre Dame
Height: 6’4
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
Class: Senior
School: Stanford
Height: 6’4
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
Class: Senior
School: Michigan St.
Height: 6’3
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
Class: Senior
School: Ohio St.
Height: 6’1
Weight: 215

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.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Bernie Marshall

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