Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 NFL Draft: Top Quarterbacks

With the 2010 NFL Draft is just days away, I will be highlighting the top players at each position in this year's class.

These are my quarterback prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft.

1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma

Prior to missing most of the 2009 season with a shoulder injury, Bradford tore apart Big 12 defenses with 4,720 yards and 50 touchdown passes against only eight interceptions.

Easily one of the top two quarterback prospects in this year's class and possibly the best, Bradford has all the size, ability, and intelligence you look for in a franchise quarterback. He is likely to go to the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick.

2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame

A three-year starter for the Fighting Irish, Clausen progressed significantly each season and capped off his collegiate career with 3,722 yards and 28 touchdowns against just four interceptions in 2009.

His cocky demeanor rubs some people the wrong way, but Clausen is an elite quarterback prospect with all the tools to be a productive NFL starter. He has at least a chance to go to almost any team between No. 4 Washington and No. 10 Jacksonville, and won't fall much farther if he doesn't.

3. Colt McCoy, Texas

A four-year starter at Texas, McCoy finished his collegiate career with 13,253 yards and 112 touchdowns with 45 interceptions.

McCoy lacks the ideal size you look for at just under 6-foot-2, but he's a good athlete with fantastic accuracy. He'd be a nice pickup in the second round and could be highly sought after by Mike Holmgren's Cleveland Browns at No. 38.

4. Tony Pike, Cincinnati

A two-time All-Big East selection, Pike experienced a breakout season as a senior in 2009 with 2,520 yards and 29 touchdowns with six interceptions in just 10 games.

Pike could use a little more bulk on his lanky 6-foot-5 frame, but he's a good athlete and an intelligent, accurate passer. He'll angle to come off the board sometime in the second or third round.

5. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia

A backup to Pat White most of his career, Brown didn't rack up high passing totals in the Mountaineers' spread-option offense with career totals of 2,144 yards and 16 touchdowns.

An unproven talent due to his college offense, Brown is a good athlete with a strong, accurate arm. He has quite a bit of upside and might make a good project for someone in the middle rounds.

Who are your top quarterback prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft? Share your thoughts on the forum here!