The combine has come and gone and now pro days are almost gone. It’s now time to look at the positional rankings for who will be drafted in April. The firs topic is possibly the most important quarterback. Here are my top 10 signal callers in this upcoming draft.
1.Matt Ryan Boston College
2.Brian Brohm Louisville
3.Chad Henne Michigan
4.Joe Flacco Delaware
5.John David Booty USC
6.Josh Johnson San Diego
7.Andre Woodson Kentucky
8.Erik Ainge Tennessee
9.Colt Brennan Hawaii
10.Kevin O’Connell San Diego St
2008 class grade: B-
Summary: Matt Ryan is the only 1st round quarterback in the class as he has everything teams look for in a quarterback.
Brian Brohm coming into the season was projected to be the first quartrback taken but a rough senior season hurt his case.
Chad Henne shined in the Gator Bowl and had a consistent career at Michigan. He also ran a pro-style offense and could become a decent starter.
Joe Flacco is a developmental pick who has a great arm but needs to work on his footwork.
John David Booty has proven himself as a winner and could become a solid backup.
Josh Johnson is very similar to Tarvaris Jackson coming out of college a few years ago. Johnson though ran a pro style offense and no matter who you play a season with 43 touchdowns and only 1 interception is very impressive.
Andre Woodson is the biggest faller of the group as he was projected to be a 1st round pick. A bad senior bowl,pro day and combine now have Woodson wondering if he will be drafted on the first day.
Erik Ainge has the physical skills and could become a solid backup.
Colt Brennan has some positives but really struggled in the Sugar Bowl against the speed Georgia had.
Kevin O’Connell could be a good sleeper pick late and could become a solid backup.
Overall this drafts quarterback class isn’t as deep as years past. Although most have these guys could become solid backups and even quality starters.