Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws against the Texas A

Pre Bowl Games QB Rankings

Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws against the Texas A

  1. Jameis Winston-Worse for Winston! I don’t think that will stick but someone will come up with something for when this guy is draft eligible. NFL scouts are going to be salivating for Winston. He has all the tools to be a franchise signal caller. He might not be on the same level as Andrew Luck but not many are coming out of college. He’s a future #1 overall pick.
  2. Teddy Bridgewater-He’s athletic and smart with great arm talent. He doesn’t make many mistakes and has proven that he can win in the clutch. Didn’t play the best competition but he’s a complete QB with very few flaws if any. He’s the consensus #1 QB in the draft this year and it’s honestly not close.
  3. Derek Carr-Strong arm, prolific and NFL bloodlines. That’s Derek Carr. His brother David is a former 1st overall pick. He completely rewrote Fresno St record books and had the Dawgs in contention for a BCS bowl until their last game. And by the way, he had 50 combined TDs this season. He didn’t play great competition but he can sling it with the best of them.
  4. Marcus Mariota-He was the Heisman frontrunner for a good chunk of the season. He has the skills to stand tall and throw the ball from the pocket and run the spread offense that has been used as of late. He has the frame to add some muscle and he doesn’t turn the ball over. He’s one of the most dynamic players in college football and will be a high pick in 2015 as he comes back for another year in college.
  5. Zach Mettenberger-He is the prototypical stand tall in the pocket passer in the mold of Peyton Manning. He has a rifle arm and a lot of experience. He’s been inconsistent and hasn’t lived up to the hype but he can make every throw and is coachable. Cam Cameron made a difference and if it wasn’t for his knee injury he could have been the 2nd QB off the board.
  6. Johnny Manziel-The Heisman winner was just as great this year as last year but they didn’t compete for a national championship like they wanted, no thanks to a horrible defense. He’s dynamic and his improvising skills are 2nd to none. I do have questions on whether his skills and size translate to the NFL. He will definitely get a chance to be successful as long as he doesn’t get in his own way.
  7. AJ McCarron-All he does is win. He might not put up the dazzling numbers that these other QBs do but he’s smart and knows where to go with the football and he rarely turns over the ball. He’s a classic game manager. Does a lot well but doesn’t excel in anything. In the NFL you need to be able to air the ball out and he probably can’t win games on his own but put the right supporting cast around him and he can win in the mold of Trent Dilfer or Andy Dalton.

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