Gil Brandt of NFL.com has been in the draft game just as long as anyone. Each week for the next couple of months he'll be previewing the best seniors at a position.
The first position he tackles is quarterback. Here's how he ranks them:
1. Tim Tebow, Florida
2. Colt McCoy, Texas
3. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
4. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
5. Tim Hiller, Western Michigan
6. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State
7. Tony Pike, Cincinnati
8. Isiah Williams, Illinois
9. John Skelton, Fordham
10. Max Hall, BYU
11. Rusty Smith, Florida Atlantic
12. Joe Webb, Alabama-Birmingham
Looking over this quickly, most of these guys run a spread offense and several of them are running quarterbacks. Brandt has little blurbs about each, so check it out.
I won't be listing my quarterback rankings for a while, so let's talk about these guys a little bit. Out of these 12, which really strike you as possible starting quarterbacks at the next level? In my opinion that list includes McCoy and Hiller. The others are a real crapshoot.
The only name that caught my eye is Skelton. I've never seen a Fordham game. If you have, I encourage you to share some thoughts on him and whether or not he's a player worth digging some stuff up on.
Also: Brandt's cohort Bucky Brooks gives his top 16 overall players. First among them is Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung. No real eye poppers on Brooks' list.