In last year's NFL Draft, there were four quarterbacks taken in the first round and six in the first 36 picks. One Green Bay Packers scout tells the Green Bay Press Gazette that there are five quarterbacks this year better than each of them.
"I think there’s five of them that are better than any of them last year," the scout told Pete Dougherty.
That's not all. Another scout told Dougherty that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were better prospects than Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. High praise, though nothing exactly new for Luck. He's who most consider the best quarterback prospect since John Elway. But Griffin hasn't been definitively lauded quite as much.
Of course, this is the silly smoke screen time of the year. It could merely be an attempt by the scout to goad a team into trading back into the first round to take one of these quarterbacks.