Sunday, January 27, 2013
Status of QB draft class
By Tom Carpenter
The 2013 NFL draft class is underwhelming when it comes to quarterbacks. There are no obvious franchise QBs like Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, and none of the draft prospects did anything extraordinary in the Senior Bowl. We didn't see any of them really step up or make enough noise in the game or practices to create the requisite hype to jump up into the first round.
It's not that there is a complete lack of talent at QB in this draft class, though. There just aren't any clear-cut studs who are ready to come in and make an immediate impact. ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. listed no quarterbacks in his initial mock draft, but he granted that could change:
Mel Kiper Jr.2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
"A quarterback will rise -- maybe more than one. Based on my current evaluations, and in talking to teams, it's fair to say there's a really lukewarm feeling on this QB class. But the draft process is huge for QBs, and by April, need and draft economics will push some QB (or two) up the board."