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2013 NFL Draft quarterback rankings

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Chris Graythen

More so than prior years, senior quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft class all need to perform well in postseason all-star games to boost their draft stock. Because of needs by the teams expected to pick in the top 10, quarterbacks will still go high in the draft, but maybe they shouldn't.

The default top quarterback in the class is Geno Smith of West Virginia. Although his play tailored off toward the end of the season, Smith still showed enough skill and accuracy to be picked early. Smith has been consistent too. A three-year starter, Smith's worst completion percentage in a season was 64.8 and 96 touchdowns to just 21 interceptions.

While Smith's draft status has largely been cemented, the same can't be said for Southern California's Matt Barkley. He was exposed this season as having less-than-optimal natural ability and size, but he often makes up for it with intelligence and ball placement. Still, he would be wise to participate in the Senior Bowl.

Right behind Barkley is Tyler Wilson of Arkansas and Mike Glennon of North Carolina State. This season, both showed glimpses of being able to start at the next level.

1. Geno Smith | 6'3, 214 pounds | Quarterback | West Virginia
2. Matt Barkley | 6'2, 230 pounds | Quarterback | Southern California
3. Tyler Wilson | 6'3, 220 pounds | Quarterback | Arkansas
4. Mike Glennon | 6'6, 232 pounds | Quarterback | North Carolina State
5. Tyler Bray | 6'6, 213 pounds | Quarterback | Tennessee *
6. Zac Dysert | 6'4, 228 pounds | Quarterback | Miami (Ohio)
7. E.J. Manuel | 6'5, 238 pounds | Quarterback | Florida State
8. Aaron Murray | 6'1, 211 pounds | Quarterback | Georgia *
9. Ryan Nassib | 6'3 227 pounds | Quarterback | Syracuse
10. David Fales | 6'3, 220 pounds | Quarterback | San Jose State *
11. Landry Jones | 6'4, 229 pounds | Quarterback | Oklahoma
12. Logan Thomas | 6'6, 262 pounds | Quarterback | Virginia Tech *
13. Zach Mettenberger | 6'5, 230 pounds | Quarterback | LSU *
14. Bryn Renner | 6'3, 215 pounds | Quarterback | North Carolina *
15. Collin Klein | 6'5, 226 pounds | Quarterback | Kansas State
16. Matt Scott | 6'3, 196 pounds | Quarterback | Arizona
17. Nick Florence | 6'1, 205 pounds | Quarterback | Baylor
18. Sean Renfree | 6'5, 230 pounds | Quarterback | Duke
19. Brad Sorensen | 6'5, 230 pounds | Quarterback | Southern Utah
20. Alex Carder | 6'2, 224 pounds | Quarterback | Western Michigan
21. James Vandenberg | 6'3, 212 pounds | Quarterback | Iowa
22. Ryan Aplin | 6'1, 205 pounds | Quarterback | Arkansas State