The NFL Supplement Draft has came and gone, with fate making Terrelle Pryor a Raider. Over the last few days, the Nation has made cases for and against the move. We have only lightly treaded it's impact. So with that being said, I will look at the other possible QBs of the future if patience had prevailed in Oakland. Here is a look at QB prospects we decided to likely pass on.
1.Andrew Luck(Stanford) No need for a lot of detail, we all know the name, and the likely bright future he will have in NFL. I see him having a bigger impact for his future NFL club then Bradford has for the rams.
2.Matt Barkley(USC) QB Matt Barkley will be considered one of the best quarterbacks in the country as he enters his true junior season. He made strides as a sophomore, completing 236 of 377 passes for 2,791 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
3.Landry Jones(Oklahoma) Sammy Baugh Award winner … honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated … All-Big 12 second team by AP, honorable mention by league coaches … set the single-season completion record with 405 completions on a program record 617 attempts (65.6 percent) for 4,718 yards … led nation in completions and attempts, as well as total passing yards, ranked second in passing TDs … tied the single-game yardage mark with 468 yards on an OU record 62 attempts at Oklahoma State.
4.Ryan Tannehill(Texas A&M) Tannehill finished 2010 with 1,638 passing yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 152-of-234 of his pass attempts. His completion percentage of 65.0 was easily a school record, and Tannehill shattered A&M's single game passing record in his starting debut with 449 passing yards against Texas Tech. Editor's Note: Tannehill originally a WR and back up QB for the aggies. So he sounds like more of a project then the top 3 QBs listed. There is very little on youtube for QB highlights on Tannehill. So I decided against posting any for the moment being.
5. Kirk Cousins(Michigan State) Cousins completed 226-of-338 throws (.669) for 2,825 yards, 20 TDs and 10 interceptions. He ranked fifth in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in passing efficiency with his 150.7 rating. Cousins finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten in TD passes (20), fifth in passing yards (217.3 per game) and eighth in total offense (206.8 ypg.)
So those are our likely top 5 QB canidates come draft time. Did the raiders make the right move? You decide. If I have any glaring ommisions for the top 5 prospects, leave a comment and Ill add him in. It is also worth noting and concidering, that we will likely pick up a 3rd and 4th round pick due to the losses of Nnamdi, Zack, and Gallery. If so, that gives us a 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks to use to fill holes or use as trade ammunition. Compensatory picks cant be traded.