Which quarterbacks rank in the Top 5 of the 2016 NFL Draft?
1. Carson Wentz – Wentz has overtaken Jared Goff as my top quarterback in the draft. His combination of size, arm strength and athleticism have vaulted him to the top of the rankings.
2. Jared Goff – Just because I have Wentz overtaking Goff doesn’t mean that Goff doesn’t have a lot going for him. Goff has done everything asked of him and more. He performed well at the Combine and had an excellent pro day.
3. Paxton Lynch – Lynch’s stock went down some but now it’s coming back up. He’ll need some to develop in a pro style system and there are some teams out there at the end of the first round and at the top of the second who could use his talents.
4. Connor Cook – I think some teams might like Cook a lot more than pundits believe. He’s been answering questions as to why he wasn’t a captain at Michigan State. But if Cook can get with a team where he can learn as a backup initially I think he’ll be fine.
5. Christian Hackenberg – Hackenberg is making a move up the rankings as well. A good performance at his pro day is making NFL personnel people take a harder look at him. Hackenberg was inconsistent in his last two college seasons. But with the right coaching he could overcome that in the NFL.
Getting a DUI has slowed down the momentum that Dak Prescott was building and bring into question his leadership intangibles. However, I still love his mobility and I think he’ll come back an prove that he is a leader.
Cardale Jones will need time to develop but his size and arm strength presents a prospect that might be worth the time to develop.