Written by Bryan Perez on September 18, 2015
Each week during the college football season, Senior NFL Draft Analyst Bryan Perez will be offering four thoughts about the evolving 2016 NFL Draft landscape.
The quarterback position is always fun to scout. It’s the hardest to get right and has the greatest consequences if a first rounder busts. The inherent risk involved with grading a quarterback as a starting-quality prospect is itself a deterrent to doing good, honest work; it takes a strong-minded person to ignore the backlash and criticism of their potentially unpopular quarterback grades.
What I’ve seen happen over the last few drafts is the swell of group-think when it comes to quarterbacks. The opinions are generally vanilla with very few analysts or experts stepping outside their comfort zone to bang the table for a guy who may not be considered “the” guy. In part, that’s due to the lack of blue-chip prospects (before the Winston – Mariota draft). But (read more…)