2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks
7. Zac Dysert (Miami (Ohio)): I know a lot of us are sick of the word "potential," but that's exactly why I ranked Dysert here. I've seen him make some incredible throws - perfectly accurate passes with high velocity thrown off-balance while being hit. I've also seen him throw some easy short yardage passes completely off target. What Dysert obviously needs to do is get more consistent, but if he can do that, he'll have a great shot at being a very effective pro. My favorite trait of Dysert is his ability to extend the play by scrambling and shaking defenders, then slinging the ball while on the run.
8. Mike Glennon (NC State): Glennon is very high on some people's lists because of his strong arm that is capable of making all sorts of throws. I agree that Glennon's arm is impressive on tape, but his arm has nothing to do with why I have him ranked this low. Glennon displays some of the qualities that have caused Blaine Gabbert to struggle as a pro. He's not willing to step up into the pocket to make throws, and he often throws off his back foot to avoid a hit, which then leads to an inaccurate pass. He has slow feet and struggles to extend the play. When the pass rush comes consistently, he gets flustered and makes bad decisions. At the next level, NFL defenses will send heavy pressure at Glennon and force him to step up and make throws, but I'm not so sure he can do that. Combine that with the fact that his arm didn't stand out at the combine, and I say he's overrated.
9. Matt Scott (Arizona): Sorry, folks, but this is another player whose ranking is based on potential. Scott only had one full season as the starter for Arizona, and he put up some pretty solid numbers. He can really "wow" you with some of the throws that he makes, displaying a lot of velocity and accuracy. He is also a fantastic athlete who can buy himself time to throw and gash a defense on the ground. He finished top five among quarterbacks in every drill at the combine. While he's shown plenty of talent, he's also been very inconsistent with his accuracy and decision making. He's clearly a developmental prospect who is currently far below his very high ceiling. Comparisons to Colin Kaepernick are likely to get a team to reach for him.
10. Tyler Bray (Tennessee): Bray has a strong arm that can be quite accurate at times, but that's just about all there is to like about him. He has an elongated, Byron Leftwich type throwing motion. He frequently fades away from his throws to avoid a hit, and even does it sometimes when there is no pressure. He also gets very flustered when facing pressure, which forces him to make bad decisions. He certainly has an NFL-caliber arm, so he should get drafted in hopes that he can improve his footwork and decision making.