There is a lot of talk about the quarterbacks in this draft and where they’ll go. The teams at the top of the draft order need quarterbacks and you could see them come off the board in the top ten. One NFL scout says that if it weren’t for the dire need of some teams, the players would, or should, go in the second round around the 35th pick.
Don’t look for a quarterback before the third round, but don’t let your eyes wander. The guy drafted in the second round may be the same guy drafted in the fourth. One scout notes the top four QB prospects in this draft (Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Fresno State’s Derek Carr) have enough pros and cons to put them around the Andy Dalton 35th pick if there wasn’t such a need at the top of the draft. Which means, having Dalton at this stage gives the Bengals a leg up on most teams.
That isn’t good news for the fan bases at the top of the draft that need quarterbacks. Of course talent assessment isn’t an exact science, quarterbacks who get over looked succeed like Russell Wilson or Tom Brady, meanwhile quarterbacks who go high in the draft never live up to expectations..