With the 2015 NFL Draft less than two-weeks away, the numerous “mock” drafts are starting to take actual shape. In looking at the rosters of NFL teams around the league, there are a handful that will be looking to add a quarterback to compete for a starting position come training camp. While everyone knows that Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are the this year’s top prizes, more than two rookie quarterbacks will be selected in the early rounds. Here is a look at NFL Draft Watch: NFL Starting QB’s in Jeopardy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1st Overall Pick
The writing is on the wall for Mike Glennon. With the number one overall pick, it is highly likely that the Bucs select one of the two stud quarterbacks in the draft class, either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.
Tennessee Titans – 2nd Overall Pick
Despite talk of a potential trade for Philip Rivers, chances are that the Titans will select whoever the Bucs don’t select with the first pick. While Zach Mettenberger has been serviceable, it’s highly unlikely he is taking snaps on opening day.
New York Jets – 6th Overall Pick
It appears Geno Smith’s days are numbered. The Jets would love to trade up to the number one or two pick to grab one of the top arms. However, chances of that happening, by most estimates, remains around 10%. That leaves management with a big decision in selecting from the second tier of available quarterbacks.
Cleveland Browns – 12th Overall Pick
All may not be lost yet with Johnny Manziel. However, chances are high that Browns management will look to hedge their bets and send a message by selecting another rookie quarterback.
QB Rankings #’s 3-5 2015 NFL Draft
While it’s still too early to tell where this year’s quarterback draft class will find itself ranked in history, there are several promising players that could make an impact for their respective team’s this year. Here is a look at the next available QB candidates after the big two.
Garret Grayson – Colorado State
In 2014, Grayson had a completion rate of 65% with 4,006 yards and 32 touchdowns versus just seven interceptions. He had the second highest efficiency rating behind Marcus Mariota.
Brett Hundley – USC
Hundley completed 69 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,155 yards with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also had nine rushing touchdowns.
Bryce Petty – Baylor
Petty completed 63 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,855 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He rushed for an additional six scores.
In The Cards
All of the above quarterback prospects will already have a handful of trading cards, including autographs, before draft day arrives. Look for their cards now including in (but not limited to) the following products:
2015 Leaf Draft Metal Football
2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football
2015 Upper Deck Football
2014 Exquisite Collection Football
2014 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football
2015 SAGE HIT Low Series
2015 SAGE Hit High Series
2015 SAGE Autograph Football
The next wave of product releases will include: