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Mayock Ranks Top Five QBs In Draft

With the NFL Scouting Combine set to get underway next week in Indianapolis, let's start to take a peek at some of the rankings of the draft prospects at each position. Today, let's check out NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock's top five players at the quarterback position. The notes on each player were provided by from their Combine section.

Mayock's Top 5 Quarterbacks
Name Height Weight College
1. Blaine Gabbert * 6-5
Note:* Gabbert has it all physically, but has a long way to go before he's ready to lead an NFL offense because he played in a spread offense.
2. Jake Locker 6-3
Note: Locker decided to return for his senior season and his erratic play certainly hurt his stock. An extremely gifted athlete, his production does not match his talent.
3. Cam Newton 6-6
Note: Newton is one of the most athletically gifted quarterbacks in draft history. Possesses a quick, clean release, enough arm strength to complete the deep out, prototypical size, and is a dangerous threat outside of the pocket.
4. Ryan Mallett 6-7
Note: Mallett has the arm strength and size of a franchise NFL quarterback but still needs to continue to develop his accuracy and decision-making consistency.
5. Andy Dalton 6-3
Note: Dalton is four-year starter and proven winner, but he will have a difficult transition to the NFL. He is undersized, but is generally an accurate passer.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:00 a.m., February 18

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