April 21st, 2014
You need a great QB to win in the NFL. And you need an elite QB to win the Super Bowl.
Luckily for teams which do not have a great QB, this year's NFL Draft is jam packed with potential franchise quarterbacks. These guys were huge playmakers in college but can they do it as pros?
Use the comments to tell us which players you think will be star NFL QBs.
Blake Bortles - Central Florida
Bortles has the ideal for size for a NFL QB (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) and a cannon for an arm. He’s also mobile enough to avoid huge NFL defensive ends.
Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Bridgewater is a mobile, intelligent, competitive player who dominated the college ranks. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 9,817 yards and 72 TDs during his three seasons at Louisville.
Derek Carr – Fresno State
Carr is a straight-up gunslinger. He threw for some wild numbers last year at Fresno State and led the nation in passing attempts (454), passing yards (5,083) and touchdowns (50).
Jimmy Garoppolo - Eastern Illinois
If you’re looking for a sleeper at the QB position, Garoppolo just might be your guy. How does 13,146 passing yards and 118 TDs sound to you?
Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
Cool nickname? Check. Heisman trophy? Check. Dynamic QB, great stats, big time winner? Check. Check. Check. Johnny Football was the first player ever to win the Heisman as a freshman and in just two seasons at Texas A&M, he racked up amazing numbers -- 7,820 passing yards, 63 TD passes PLUS another 30 TDs and 2,169 yards rushing.
AJ McCarron – Alabama
A leader who won two National Championships and threw for over 9,000 yards and 77 TDs.
Be sure to catch all of the action starting Thursday, May 8th at 8:00pm ET on the NFL Network, as well as here on NFL RUSH!