Final Quarterback Big Board

March 14th, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater is the consensus #1 QB

This year, Detroit Lions Draft is happy to produce a consensus big board for each position.

These are collaborative ratings from founder/editor Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) and lead scout Darren Page (@DarrenPage15).

We begin with the quarterbacks!

Some general notes:
In cases of ties, the player with the highest individual ranking wins. The exception here is the dead heat between Brett Smith and Jimmy Garoppolo at #6. Smith prevails because I know Darren grades Smith higher than I grade Garoppolo even though their aggregate ranking score is the same.

The biggest discrepancy was over LSU’s Zach Mettenberger. Darren ranks him at #4, while Jeff rated him 17th.

Other large gaps came on David Fales, Tom Savage, Aaron Murray and A.J. McCarron.

We agreed on three prospects: Teddy Bridgewater as #1, Jeff Mathews at #9 and Logan Thomas at #11

Keith Wenning is the last prospect to receive a draftable grade, and is a fine candidate for Mr. Irrelevant

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3 Responses to “Final Quarterback Big Board”

  1. The Strategy Expert says:

    Just out of curiosity, what number would James Franklin have been ranked at, and what do you estimate the odds are that he will get drafted?

    • adminLions says:

      He’s not even close to a draftable prospect to me. Too many injuries, not very polished or accurate. Comes from a system that vastly inflates QB ability and numbers (Gabbert, Daniels). I’d have him below Brock Jensen and Keith Price (at least) among guys not listed here.

      • The Strategy Expert says:

        Ok, well there’s a good chance somebody from this list could be on the Lions, can’t wait to see how high on the board they go! With signing the WR/S/DE in recent days they have more flexibility so they could take a QB anywhere and maybe this could be the year that the Lions are the team that shockingly takes a QB higher than what everybody was predicting. There’s always somebody off the grid that makes that early move.

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