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2011 NFL Draft - Ranking The QBs No. 11 to 30
Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson
Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 7, 2011


From a college football perspective, here's the ranking of all the top quarterback prospects. ... No. 11 to 30

2011 NFL Draft Position Rankings

Quarterbacks - No. 11-30


By Pete Fiutak

- 2011 NFL Quarterback Rankings - Top Ten

11. Pat Devlin, Delaware 6-3, 225
He looks the part. Devlin is a tall, polished passer who looks terrific in workouts and has the mechanics of an NFL quarterback. While he doesn’t have a deep arm, he’s accurate on midrange throws and he could carve out a very, very long career as a solid backup. With a little time, plug him in and he should be able to win a game or two. However, he’s a mediocre talent with problems being decisive. The lack of a deep arm will limit the options of where he can play, and it’s questionable whether or not the one-time Penn State Nittany Lion can hack it now that he’s out of the small pond.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

12. Nathan Enderle, Idaho 6-4, 240
It seems like he was at Idaho for 14 years. Experience isn’t a problem, and he has perfect size and arms strength, but he makes way too many mistakes and he was beaten up way too much partly because he hung on to the ball. A pure bomber who does a great job of seeing the field, he’ll have moments when he looks unstoppable. Getting the ball out quickly is a problem and he’s not going to move more than two steps, but if he gets behind a good line he could be an interesting bomber who has a big game here or there as a No. 2 option.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

13. Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin 6-2, 212
He could be an interesting sleeper. He doesn’t have a live arm, and he plays even smaller than he is by failing to go over the top with his midrange throws, but his character is unquestioned and he’ll have to get kicked out of a film room. A pure leader, he’ll hang in the pocket until the very last nanosecond before getting rid of the ball, but he’s not mobile, isn’t going to drive the ball, and his out passes will take ten years to get there. He’ll be a tough cut.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

14. Taylor Potts, Texas Tech 6-4, 216
It’s not saying much, but Potts is expected to be the best pro prospect out of all the recent stat-sheet fillers from Texas Tech. He has excellent size and an accurate arm, and he knows how to spread the ball around. However, he’s not going to put the ball on a line down the field and needs to be in the right system. The raw tools are better than they might appear, but he’ll have a tough time being anything more than a backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

15. Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M 6-5, 251
With the right height, the right arm, the right smarts, and the right mobility, Johnson has all the physical tools, and with the way he handled his demotion last year, he showed he has the character to be a great NFL backup. He wants to be great, and he’ll always be ready whenever called on; you want him to succeed. However, his mechanics are sketchy and he doesn’t seem to throw the same ball twice. It’s a bit too harsh to say he lost his confidence last year, but he didn’t make the decisive throws he should’ve for a player of his experience.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

16. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 6-1, 217
Height, height, height. Other than Drew Brees, find a current NFL quarterback who struggles to measure past six feet tall and is a success. Taylor is a very tough, very good leader who runs extremely well, and he improved in a big way from when he came to Virginia Tech as nothing more than a pure athlete. He’s the type of high-character quarterback who would be a great main man for a franchise, but he simply doesn’t have NFL quarterback skills. No, he’s not a receiver.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

17. Ryan Colburn, Fresno State 6-3, 223
He might be just good enough to be a late cut. He has decent size and a good enough arm to get by, and he’s a pro-style passer who can step in and look the part at times. The lefty throws a good deep ball with touch, but he sprays his throws too much and can’t do much of anything whenever there’s a pass rush. He’ll be a good practice player who’ll be lousy when he gets his chance in the preseason.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

18. Jeff Van Camp, Florida Atlantic 6-5, 218
Purely a tools prospect, he’s extremely tall, has a great arm, and he moves well for his size. While he didn’t get to air it out too much, he gets the ball down the field and has the smarts to know what he’s doing; he’s always going to be prepared. However, he needs to work on his throwing motion and he struggles way too much to consistently hit the target in stride. He’s just not accurate enough.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

19. Adam Weber, Minnesota 6-1, 211
After starting out his career as a runner and a baller, he was turned into a passer and was great when WR Eric Decker was healthy. He didn’t have anyone else to throw to and had to work behind an inconsistent line. He’s not tall and he doesn’t have a big arm, but he’s an experienced, smart veteran who might be just good enough to be a long-time practice squad option.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

20. Ben Chappell, Indiana 6-1, 240
They don’t come any tougher. The Hoosier line was a sieve at times, but the sack totals weren’t bad because Chappell got the ball out of his hands. He’s a decisive passer who put up nice numbers, but he can’t drive the ball and he can’t push the ball deep. He’ll look great in practices, but he’s a No. 3 quarterback.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

21. Jordan La Secla, San Jose State
22. Kevin Riley, California
23. Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP
24. Christopher Dieker, Southern Illinois
25. Michael Herrick, Northern Arizona
26. Zack Eskridge, Midwestern State
27. Mike Hartline, Kentucky
28. Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP
29. Taylor Harris, West Texas A&M
30. Josh Portis, California (Pa.)

- 2011 NFL Quarterback Rankings - Top Ten