Collecting Guide: 2019 NFL Draft Class – Quarterbacks – Another NFL draft is in the books. Time will tell which teams were winners and which were losers. However, one thing is guaranteed. Eventually a late round pick, or two, will emerge as a future star. Keeping in mind that the G.O.A.T, Tom Brady, was a sixth round pick it’s only natural to speculate if this year’s draft holds a diamond in the rough.
It was a draft dominated by protection and defense. Touches and touchdowns were not the focus for several teams. With that in mind, we recap the quarterbacks selected in this Collecting Guide: 2019 NFL Draft Class – Quarterbacks. Many of the players selected already have football cards and autographs in several early season 2019 products. The list of products includes:
- Panini Prizm Draft Picks
- Panini Contenders Draft Picks
- Leaf Metal Draft Football
- SAGE HIT Premier Draft Football Low Series
- SAGE HIT Premier Draft Football High Series
Each of the above products links to its respective product page. There you will find detailed product information and set checklists. In addition, look for complete player profiles in future editions of Future Watch.
Collecting Guide: 2019 NFL Draft Class – Quarterbacks
Round 1, Pick 1 – Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB – Oklahoma
Long-speculated as the potential number one overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals traded Josh Rosen and selected the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner. Murray already has plenty of cards to choose from including many autographed versions.
Round 1, Pick 6 – New York Giants – Daniel Jones, QB – Duke
Pick 6. Not a good moniker for a quarterback. This selection left everyone scratching their heads, most of all Giants-nation. Especially with at least two better quarterbacks still on the board at the time. Time will tell if Daniel Jones is the heir apparent to Eli Manning or if “Pick 6” will forever be a running joke in New York.
Round 1, Pick 15 – Washington Redskins – Dwayne Haskins, QB – Ohio State
Many people thought that is the Giants were set on taking a quarterback with their top pick, that this should have been the guy. A gifted athlete and a proven winner, he possesses great arm strength and is an accurate passer.
Round 2, Pick 42 – Denver Broncos – Drew Lock, QB – Missouri
Thanks to a trade with Cincinnati, John Elway may have finally gotten the quarterback he’s longed for to eventually lead the Broncos. Lock is a gifted passer who trusts his arm. He will have time to learn playing behind Joe Flacco, barring injury to the veteran.
Round 3, Pick 100 – Carolina Panthers – Will Grier, QB – West Virginia
Grier just might be the sleeper pick of the draft at his position. He finished his NCAA career at West Virginia with a 165.2 passer rating, a completion rate of 65.7 percent. He threw for 8,556 yards with 81 touchdowns to just 23 interceptions.
Round 4, Pick 104 – Cincinnati Bengals – Ryan Finley, QB – North Carolina State
Finley is a “system”quarterback with a high football IQ. He throws for accuracy and has good instincts. Learning behind Andy Dalton will be a plus. He just might be possible of taking over the position when Dalton’s tenure is up.
Round 4, Pick 133 – New England Patriots – Jarrett Stidham, QB – Auburn
When the New England Patriots make a draft pick, people tend to pay attention. Such is the case this year when the Pats selected Jarrett Stidham in the 4th round. Playing in the ultra-competitive SEC conference, he is certainly no stranger to pressure. Is he the next Tom Brady? Doubtful. But it sure is fun to think about!
Round 5, Pick 166 – Los Angles Chargers – Easton Stick, QB – North Dakota State
Any chance North Dakota State could produce another Carson Wentz? Maybe. Stick has proved to be a touchdown machine in leading the Bisons to three FCS Championships. During his tenure he threw for 88 touchdowns and scored an additional 41 rushing. WOW!
Round 5, Pick 167 – Philadelphia Eagles – Clayton Thorson, QB – Northwestern
The Eagles have depth at the quarterback position. Thorson will compete for the back-up role against the more experienced Nate Sudfeld and AAF star Luis Perez when camp starts this summer. An intelligent player with a strong arm, this could be interesting.
Round 6, Pick 178 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Gardner Minshew, QB – Washington State
Minshew is a solid pocket-passer that will contend for the back-up job against Cody Kessler. He has a prospect rating of 5.16 meaning he has a better than average chance of making an NFL roster. He was the PAC-12 Player of the Year in 2018.
Round 6, Pick 197 – Baltimore Ravens – Trace McSorley, QB – Penn State
McSorley is the type of quarterback you genuinely want to root for at the NFL level. A proven winner at Penn State, he has that “it” factor and will to win that excites coaches. He’ll be learning the finer points of the position on the practice squad for now.
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