1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma.
Highly intelligent (first-team Academic All-Big Twelve, 36 Wonderlic score), accurate and athletic, Bradford is a cinch pick for Rams G.M. Billy Devaney.
Draft Prediction: Rams, No. 1 overall.
2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame.
He improved as rapidly as any college passer between the 2007 and 2009 seasons, but Clausen’s stock is haunted by question marks about his leadership skills and a sense of entitlement.
Draft Prediction: Vikings, No. 30 overall.
3. John Skelton, Fordham.
6-foot-5, 243 with a cannon, Skelton delivers the football powerfully from an array of release points but lacks polish and carries level-of-competition concerns coming from the non-scholarship D-IAA ranks.
Draft Prediction: Cardinals, No. 89 overall.
4. Colt McCoy, Texas.
A four-year starter with a 45-7 record, the 2009 Big Twelve Offensive Player of the Year possesses less than adequate arm strength and comes from a Texas Tech-style spread offense.
Draft Prediction: Browns, No. 38 overall.
5. Tony Pike, Cincinnati.
Pike is injury prone, played at a rail thin 6-foot-6 and 212 pounds, and struggles to make throws outside the numbers, but led the Bearcats to an undefeated regular season in 2009.
Draft Prediction: Bills, No. 107 overall.
6. Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee.
A bust as the No. 3 overall QB recruit in ’05 — behind Ryan Perrilloux and Mark Sanchez — Crompton finally realized his promise in Lane Kiffin’s pro-style offense last season.
Draft Prediction: Panthers, No. 202 overall.
7. Tim Tebow, Florida.
Tebow received little schooling on the fundamentals of drop-back passing from Urban Meyer, but remained highly productive as a three-year starter and exhibited the ability to learn quickly by impressing with a revamped throwing motion at the Gators’ March 17 Pro Day.
Draft Prediction: Colts, No. 63 overall.
8. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia.
A misfit for West Virginia’s read-option spread offense, Brown is a pro-style passer — not a run-first, option quarterback like predecessor Pat White — and proved it as one of the Senior Bowl’s premier signal callers.
Draft Prediction: Jaguars, No. 108 overall.
9. Jevan Snead, Ole Miss.
Snead would be a top-ten pick if only arm strength mattered, but he regressed badly as a junior after an excellent sophomore season yet still declared for the draft early.
Draft Prediction: Bengals, No. 152 overall.
10. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan.
LeFevour went just 7-11 against non-MAC teams in his college career, played almost strictly from the shotgun, and exhibited the physical skill set of a late-round quarterback at the Chippewas’ March 24 Pro Day.
Draft Prediction: Packers, No. 122 overall.
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