Sam Bradford is one of the few quarterbacks who has had a positive impact as a rookie during the 2010 NFL season. Among junior and senior collegiate signal-callers, who are the Top 5 quarterbacks capapble of having that will have an impact on the NFL level?
Here is my Top 5:
Ryan Mallett: The Arkansas junior quarterback is 6’6 250 pounds and is projected to be a first-round draft choice if he decides to leave early. Mallett has all the physical attributes and has the ability to make all of throws that NFL coaches demand. Mallett had led a Top 25 Razorbacks team, and one setback had been the loss to the Nick Saban-led Alabama team and to the Cameron-Newton-led Auburn team.
Terelle Pryor: Is a classic dual-threat quarterback, and has led the Ohio State Buckeyes to Top 10 status. Under coach Jim Tressell, Pryor has grown as a quarterback and his maturation process continues to be steady. If Pryor decides to leave early for the 2011 NFL Draft, he could be either a late first or second round draft choice. Teams such as Buffalo or Arizona may be in the market for a young quarterback with the size and ability to lead a NFL team. Could Pryor be the next Michael Vick or Vince Young?
Cameron Newton: The 6’6, 250 lb College Park, Georgia native was once a highly-recruited Florida Gator quarterback and had sat behind Tim Tebow, and had left Florida to play junior college football for a year. It was definitely a risk, but his strong junior season at Auburn had made him a Heisman candidate,
Kellen Moore: The senior quarterback has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in college football history as the signal caller of the Boise State Broncos. Some experts say he can make an impact on the NFL level. He reminds me of the Dolphins’ Chad Henne and the Broncos Kyle Orton. Moore is a leader on the field and can be a player who can lead a NFL team.
Andrew Luck: Stanford’s Andrew Luck reminds me of Baltimore’s Joe Flacco and the Falcons’ Matt Ryan. Luck , 6’4, 235, is coached by former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, so he has been coached well and the junior has been able to apply those principles on the field as the field general.