2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 Quarterbacks

Last Updated: April 20th, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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The quarterback position has always been the make or break position for teams in the NFL. There aren’t a slew of signal callers that are most likely guys that are going to lead franchises to Super Bowls, but here at Bankroll Sports, we’re breaking down the top ten QBs available and projecting what teams that they might be suitable for.

1: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma Sooners: By all accounts, Bradford is most likely going to be one of the first names that you hear come off the board. The only question that surrounds him is whether or not he is able to stay healthy after suffering a pair of shoulder injuries at Oklahoma. We expect to see the St. Louis Rams take him with the top pick and make him the franchise’s QB for years to come.

2: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Clausen could find himself being draft in the Top 5, but one must also remember that his predecessor at Notre Dame, Brady Quinn was once thought to be a Top 5 pick as well, and he ended up slipping all the way to pick #22. Things probably won’t be that bad for Clausen, but a drop out of the Top 10 is possible. Don’t be shocked if he’s playing in Buffalo next season with the Bills.

3: Colt McCoy, Texas Longhorns: If you’re looking for a guy who is just a proven winner, McCoy is your man. The Texas gunslinger had the most wins in the history of the Longhorns, which is saying something considering the fact that some guy named Vince Young started there for three seasons. There’s a chance that he could be drafted in the back end of the first round either via a trade from the top of Round 2 or by a team that is banking on the future, but don’t expect to see him suiting up too much in his first year in the pros. Perhaps the Washington Redskins could nab him as a project pick at the front end of Round 2.

4: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators: It’s anyone’s guess where Tebow is going to go in this year’s draft. We know he’s a winner and we know he can run Florida’s offense like none other, but he’s not a prototypical quarterback and rarely took snaps under center. Still, the Jacksonville Jaguars seem likely to snare him somewhere to try to boost ticket sales for a struggling franchise.

The rest of these quarterbacks are going to be mid to late round picks. If you’re looking for teams that may be in the market for these QBs in addition to the ones that are listed above, consider the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Denver Broncos as legitimate options.

5: John Skelton, Fordham Rams: The Baltimore Ravens hitting a home run with Delaware QB Joe Flacco is going to make Skelton an interesting project pick for someone in the late rounds. At 6’5″, there’s no doubt that Skelton is built like a legitimate NFL quarterback, but his lack of competition is always going to be scary. Someone may pull him off the board at the end of Round 3, but most likely, he’s slipping to Round 4.

6: Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan Chippewas: The Chippewas just aren’t going to be the same without LeFevour under center as he has been for the past four years. He’s a duel threat, having rushed for over 3,000 yards in his collegiate career. This is a great project pick for a team that is looking for a Wildcat quarterbacks, so LeFevour should hear his name called by Round 4.

7: Jarrett Brown, West Virginia Mountaineers: If Pat White made it in the NFL, Brown will probably get drafted at some point as well. His 40 time was an impressive 4.54, making him a Wildcat threat as well. A team that uses a lot of creative offensive sets would love to add Brown to the arsenal, especially since he could also be used as a wide receiver if need be. He may be a fourth round pick as well.

8: Jevan Snead, Mississippi Rebels: For whatever reason, Snead decided to forgo his senior season at Ole Miss and enter the draft. Many thought that he’d be a first round pick at this time a year ago, but now, he’ll be lucky to go in Round 5.

9: Tony Pike, Cincinnati Bearcats: Pike has a strong arm and a big upside, but his lack of time under center at Cincinnati is going to scare off a lot of NFL GMs. Still, he led a solid Cincinnati team to last year’s Sugar Bowl with a perfect record before getting whooped by UF, and he’ll get drafted most likely at some point in Round 5 or 6.

10: Max Hall, BYU Cougars: Just having the name “BYU” next to your name means that you know how to throw the football. The downside for Hall is that he is already going to be 25 years old by the start of next season, and he still needs some seasoning to be a legitimate NFL quarterback, even as a backup. Still, he’ll get drafted and could make an impact on someone’s roster in a few years.

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