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Draft Preview: Notable Quarterback Highlights



Jameis Winston

At 6-4 and 231 pounds – the redshirt sophomore has the body and arm that fits the profile of a NFL quarterback. After playing a pro-style offense at Florida State, many draft analysts expect his transition to the NFL to be smoother than others. Two concerns, according to reports, are his tendency to take too many risks with the ball and his off the field transgressions. A Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion as a freshman, he is expected off the board early.

Photos of FSU QB Jameis Winston

Marcus Mariota

A redshirt junior out of Oregon standing at 6-4 and 222 pounds – Mariota won the Heisman last year and led his team to the National Title Game where they lost to Ohio State. He tallied 105 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions during his three-year college career to go along with more than 10,000 yards. A hard worker and strong character guy, the questions most draft experts raise about Mariota are about his ability to transition from his offense at Oregon to the pro style game. He could be gone in the top 5.

Photos of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

Brett Hundley

This UCLA product enters the NFL draft as a fourth-year junior, coming off a 3,000-yard, 22-touchdown, and 5-interception season for the Bruins. At 6-3 and 226 pounds, he has the size, mobility and arm strength to handle that part of the NFL game, but draft gurus wonder about his ability to handle pressure and go through the complicated reads presented by NFL defenses.

Photos of UCLA QB Brett Hundley

Bryce Petty

A senior out of Baylor, he threw for more than 8,000 yards as a two-year starter to go along with 61 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions in Art Briles' one-read passing attack. He has the smarts, size and arm strength to play in the NFL, but there seems to be a consensus among independent scouts that it will take a couple years of tutelage for him to adjust to a pro style offense.

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