2019 NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 11 draft-eligible college QBs
2019 NFL Draft:Ranking the Top 11 college QBs
Every NFL team needs to think about the future no matter who is under center. It is never too early to begin scouting the right college quaterback to groom.
The Redskins are one of the many teams that should have their eye on the quarterback class in the 2019 NFL Draft.
With Justin Herbert returning to school, there are ten QBs worth looking at in the 2019 NFL Draft.
10. Brett Rypien
College: Boise State
QB Profile: A familiar name to Redskins fans, Brett Rypien is the nephew of Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien. Like his uncle, Brett could be a sixth-round steal for an organization this April.
Rypien may not break all the school records held by Boise State's all-time greatest quarterback Kellen Moore, but he's only the second Broncos QB to surpass the 10,000 passing yards mark.
9. Shea Patterson
QB Profile: The Ole Miss transfer did not get the season off to a great start but now seems to have things rolling. Patterson showed his athleticism against Wisconsin breaking off an 81-yard run.
Patterson doesn't put up huge yardage numbers but is efficient completing over 66% of his passes.
8. Daniel Jones
QB Profile: Daniel Jones looks the part and is playing under David Cutcliffe, who coached both Peyton and Eli Manning.
Jones fractured his clavicle in the second game of the season and only missed two games. Jones' has been up-and-down since returning from injury.
His draft stock will likely rise if he returns for a fifth year.
7. Jake Browning
QB Profile: Browning is one of those players who feels like he has been at the same school for a decade. In his sophomore season, Browning threw 43 touchdown passes (having John Ross to throw to always helps). His touchdown numbers since have not come close to matching that.
The arrow seems to be trending down on the Husky QB. He has thrown an interception in six of Washington's eight games this season.
6. Jarrett Stidham
QB Profile: Stidham was thought of as one of the top NFL QB prospects entering this season. After an impressive season opening win against Washington, Stidham's numbers have dipped and so has his draft stock.
Auburn could be headed towards a 7-5 season. How much blame will the Baylor transfer have to shoulder?
5. Clayton Thorson
QB Profile: A four-year starter, Thorson has a couple high-profile games left on the schedule this season to make a big impression (Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Iowa).
Thorson struggled against Rutgers. Yes, Rutgers. But he also was very impressive in a dramatic, comeback victory over Nebraska the week prior.
NFL scouts likely aren't thrilled with his 61% completion percantage or the seven interceptions. He'll need to clean that up down the stretch.
4. Will Grier
College: West Virginia
QB Profile: A Heisman hopeful heading into the season, Grier was living up to the hype... then the Mountaineers visited Ames, Iowa. Grier struggled in a loss to Iowa State.
Grier is completing over 70% of his passes this season and could still lead West Virginia to a Big 12 championship and an appearance in a New Year's Six bowl game.
3. Ryan Finley
College: N.C. State
QB Profile: In the biggest test of the season, Finley and NC State laid an egg against Clemson. Finley was 21-34 for 156 yards with 2 interceptions. Clemson rolled 41-7.
Finley is still having a solid senior season and has a good chance of being a first-round pick in April.
2. Dwayne Haskins
College: Ohio St.
QB Profile: Could the Potomac, MD native go pro after just one season as the starter in Columbus? It seems unlikely by Haskins has been putting up prolific numbers this year.
Through eight games, Haskins leads the nation in passing yards and touchdowns. With a massive game against Michigan and a possible College Football Playoff run ahead, Haskins will have a lot of eyeballs on him.
1. Drew Lock
QB Profile: Following last April's NFL Draft, most experts believed Drew Lock would be the top quarterback taken in 2019. Facing stiff competition in the SEC, Lock was 50% or worse in three consecutive losses (Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama).
Against non-conference opponents, Lock has thrown 15 touchdowns and just one interception while eclipsing 289 yards passing in all four games.
Lock has the prototypical size the NFL is looking for and he will leave Missouri with a lot of experience.