Jan 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) gestures during the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
There is simply no position more important, no position more crucial to an NFL team’s long term, extended success than the quarterback position. You can be sure that any general manager who deems his team to be in need of a quarterback will take a long and hard look at the 2015 NFL Draft to find the best prospects.
Excluding highly rare occurrences, franchise quarterbacks are exclusively found via the draft. If you are a team longing for a franchise quarterback, the best place to find your potential suitor is truly the NFL draft.
Thankfully for the aforementioned general managers, this years NFL draft appears to have multiple viable options at quarterback. There may not be an ‘Andrew Luck type prospect’ in this year’s draft, but I can personally assure you that there are more than enough top end quarterback prospects to get excited about. No matter the style quarterback you are looking for, the draft offers it at a particularly high level.
Ranking the top quarterback prospects in the draft can at times seem to be a pretty straight forward or even an obvious procedure. Fact of the matter is there is no position where more thought and work goes into ranking the top prospects. Consequently, what is amazing is even after all this hard work is put in time and time again mistakes are still made. Nevertheless, that will not stop me from taking a crack at it. Here are my top five prospects at quarterback.
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