Trying to come up with a QB grocery list for this draft leads one to put a little more faith in the rumor discussing the likelihood of Oakland taking Calvin Johnson and trading up with the Pats for one of the Stanton/Edwards/Beck QB options at the end of the first round. This QB class is shaky.
Day One-Middle Rounds
, QB, Stanford - chopped liver after his career at Stanford behind their O-line, he has size & smarts and QB needy teams are going to look hard at him.
, QB, BYU - accurate passer, good leader, 26 after spending two years on his Morman missionary tour.
, QB, Houston - good dink & dunk QB who gives Woicik plenty of room for improvement.
, QB, Nevada - steady improvement, good size.
, QB, Nebraska - steady improvement, decent size.
, QB, Central Missouri State - southpaw - laser, rocket arm, good size.
, QB, Akron - good couple seasons, decent size.
, QB, Idaho State - good size.
, QB, Montana - good size, raw, compares to Drew Bledsoe
, QB, Georgetown (KY) - good size, decent stats.
, QB, Oregon State - much improved senior campaign, tall/skinny.
, QB, Ohio State - another Heisman Trophy back-up, good size.
, QB, Grand Valley State - Two national championships, 9-1 playoff record, under 6'2".
, QB, Syracuse - long shot, good size.
, QB, Hofstra - good size, decent production.
The Pats have a good #2 QB for two more seasons, there is no real pressure to draft for depth (despite fantasies of trade offers for Matt). The more important consideration is bringing in at least one more camp arm. A second camp arm can obtained from one of the Free Agent QBs in NFLE.
Potential Slash projects
Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State - 6' 225, 4.7/40
Isaiah Stanback, QB, Washington - 6'2" 216, 4.65/40
Jared Zabransky, QB, Boise State - 6'2" 219, 4.55/40
Andy Collins, QB, Occidental - 6'1" 215, 4.65/40
Cullen Finnerty, QB, Grand Valley State - 6'2" 223, 4.65/40 - "He is just one of four college football players to pass for more than 10,000 yards and rush for more than 2,000 yards." (Brad Smith of the Jets is one of the four.)
Jerry Babb, QB, Louisiana-Lafayette - 6'3" 225, 4.7/40
Allen Webb, QB, Texas College - 6'3" 210, 4.55/40