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2013 NFL Draft quarterback rankings

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Chris Graythen

There's no use in finding some fancy way to say or to look for positives on this one. The quarterback group in the 2013 NFL Draft is a bad class. While no prospect is ever going to be flawless, there are major questions about every quarterback in the draft this year.

The one with the least questions is Geno Smith. Because of that, he's the top quarterback this year. He's a good player, but may never be a superstar in the NFL. Matt Barkley of Southern California needs to land in the perfect spot to be successful in the NFL. Players like Mike Glennon and Tyler Bray may need some time to develop. Tyler Wilson is gutty, but has tiny hands. Ryan Nassib doesn't put touch on his passes consistently enough. E.J. Manuel struggles reading defenses and has bad ball placement at times.

This year, NFL teams may find a quarterback they like and take him on the third day of the draft. Someone like Matt Scott is the perhaps best diamond in the rough quarterback. Others prefer Ryan Griffin of Tulane. There's also Landry Jones of Oklahoma. If his work with quarterback guru George Whitfield is beneficial, he has the natural tools to succeed.

The quarterback class is a mystery and how they'll fall defines just how crazy this year's draft will be.

1. Geno Smith | 6'2 3/8, 218 pounds | Quarterback | West Virginia
2. Matt Barkley | 6'2 1/2, 227 pounds | Quarterback | Southern California
3. Mike Glennon | 6'7 1/8, 225 pounds | Quarterback | North Carolina State
4. Tyler Wilson | 6'2 1/8, 215 pounds | Quarterback | Arkansas
5. Tyler Bray | 6'6, 232 pounds | Quarterback | Tennessee *
6. Ryan Nassib | 6'2 1/8 227 pounds | Quarterback | Syracuse
7. E.J. Manuel | 6'4 5/8, 237 pounds | Quarterback | Florida State
8. Zac Dysert | 6'3, 231 pounds | Quarterback | Miami (Ohio)
9. Matt Scott | 6'2, 213 pounds | Quarterback | Arizona
10. Landry Jones | 6'4 1/4, 225 pounds | Quarterback | Oklahoma
11. Sean Renfree | 6'3, 219 pounds | Quarterback | Duke
12. Nick Florence | 6'1, 205 pounds | Quarterback | Baylor
13. Jordan Rodgers | 6'1, 212 pounds | Quarterback | Vanderbilt
14. Ryan Griffin | 6'4, 227 pounds | Quarterback | Tulane
15. Matt McGloin | 6'1, 210 pounds | Quarterback | Penn State
16. Brad Sorensen | 6'4 1/2, 229 pounds | Quarterback | Southern Utah
17. Kyle Padron | 6'4, 220 pounds | Quarterback | Eastern Washington *
18. MarQueis Gray | 6'3 1/4, 240 pounds | Quarterback | Minnesota
19. Alex Carder | 6'2, 224 pounds | Quarterback | Western Michigan
20. Colby Cameron | 6'2, 212 pounds | Quarterback | Louisiana Tech
21. Collin Klein | 6'4 7/8, 226 pounds | Quarterback | Kansas State
22. James Vandenberg | 6'2 3/4, 226 pounds | Quarterback | Iowa
23. Ryan Aplin | 6'1, 205 pounds | Quarterback | Arkansas State
24. Jeff Tuel | 6'3, 221 pounds | Quarterback | Washington State