- Kyler Murray – Oklahoma
Kyler Murray might not be the most pro-ready quarterback in this draft, but ultimately he has the highest potential in this draft. Murray has tremendous athletic ability as proven by being a 1st round pick in the 2018 MLB draft. Murray isn’t necessarily a great pocket passer, but he still has the ability to extend plays very well. Murray reminds me a lot of Russell Wilson mostly because of their height and athletic ability. Murray might never play at that level in his NFL career, but he could be pro-bowl caliber quarterback for a very long time.
2. Dwayne Haskins – Ohio State
Dwayne Haskins doesn’t necessarily have the potential that Murray has, but he probably is the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft. Haskins is a terrific pocket passer and he has underrated athletic ability as well. Haskins’ draft stock has fallen somewhat since Murray declared for the draft, but Haskins should still be draft in the top 10.
3. Daniel Jones – Duke
Daniel Jones is another quarterback that probably isn’t ready to start right away at the NFL level, but he has the intangibles to be a very good NFL quarterback. Jones is a good pocket passer and he has some good athletic ability as well. Jones probably will get picked around the middle of the 1st round in the draft, but he could go sooner than that if some team really likes him.
4. Drew Lock – Missouri
Drew Lock will probably go higher than Daniel Jones in the 1st round of the draft, but that doesn’t mean that I believe he’ll be the better quarterback. Lock is ready to start right away at the NFL level because he is a really good pocket passer. However, he doesn’t have as much potential as Jones which is why I’m saying that Jones will ultimately be a better quarterback. That being said, Lock still has a decent chance of being a top 10 pick in the draft.
5. Ryan Finley – North Carolina State
There is a big dropoff between Drew Lock/Daniel Jones and Ryan Finley in the draft. Finley won’t be a 1st round pick, but he can still be a decent starting quarterback at some point in the NFL. That’s why Finley will likely go in the 2nd or 3rd round of the draft and he could be a good pick for a team like the Patriots or Chargers that have the patience to be able to develop him. Finley doesn’t have a high upside, but he is an intelligent quarterback that is a good pocket passer as well.