It’s a bad year to need a quarterback. This much is true. Just how bad is it and how do they stack up against each other?
When it comes to evaluating quarterbacks at any level, I trust my co-host of The QB Scho Show, Mark Schofield. With that in mind, I had him drop his top 5 quarterback rankings!
Here’s a sample of how Mark’s list shakes out:
1. Kyler Murray - Oklahoma
“It’s a weird one for me, I have been the prototypical pocket passer type guy for the longest time.”
As long as I’ve followed Mark’s work, which has been for years now, this has typically been the case. But there’s been a shift in his thinking with the emergence and success of quarterbacks that thrive in chaos and make it work.
On top of that, Murray can throw it from any platform, can throw with zip or touch, is the most accurate in the class in terms of “On Target %” (per Sports Info Solutions), and consistently makes big time throws out of structure. He’s not without his flaws, but Murray has the most enticing overall skill set of the group.
2. Dwayne Haskins - Ohio State
“The process will be great, my notes will be filled with moments like ‘love the process, love the thinking here, love how he’s going through his reads, but please complete the throw.’ If your process gets to the right decision but then you continually fail on executing that, how highly can we truly view you?
Now he’s still a very good quarterback. I think that he’s going to go in the first round and I think in the right environment, as is the case with all these guys, he can have some success.”
Haskins’ mental processing is a significant strength in his game, but the results often fall short of the mark due to other inconsistencies. Regardless, there’s enough there to work with and be successful with in the right situation.
3. Drew Lock - Missouri
“He’s not my cup of tea because he’s basically Daryle Lamonica. He’s the ‘Mad Bomber’ in a sense. Wants to push the ball down the field, that’s who he is...
But with Lock you do have the arm talent, you do see some development in the processing speed area, especially last year... He is the type of quarterback that gets NFL people excited. The league is gonna give this kid a shot because of the arm.”
Schofield also praised Lock for his pre-draft process, including his solid Senior Bowl week and Pro Day. Lock’s game can be all over the place, but there are definitely flashes that teams will drool over. It may be best to let him sit for a year, but teams aren’t always set up to be that patient.
For the rest of the list PLUS a discussion about the debate surrounding round one running backs (looking at you, Josh Jacobs), tune in to The QB Scho Show #19! Listen on the media player below or click here if the players doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!
QB RANKINGS— BGN Radio (@BGN_Radio) March 28, 2019
The QB Scho Show #19!@MichaelKistNFL has @MarkSchofield drop his final top 5 QB draft rankings, PLUS a discussion on the "First Round RB" debate!https://t.co/y6tUNBgHC6