Preview: Top 2014 Underclassmen QBs

By PFC Draft Lead Philip Arnold (@PhilipArnold20)

We’ve finished previewing our top 2014 Seniors at each position. We will now be previewing the top 2014 underclassmen who will be draft eligible and we start today with the QB position. Clearly Teddy Bridgewater is the top prospect at this position and will most likely be a top five pick barring any huge setback in 13-14. Two other names I think people need to be aware of are Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota. The senior QB class has some great prospects also but I think Hundley can fly under the radar come next April/May. Mariota is another guy I think that could be a great prospect but has room for growth. He had a 32 to 6 TD to INT ratio in 2012. But he played in a non traditional Oregon style offense and would have to see a bit of a transition to an NFL style offense.

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  • Teddy Bridgewater Louisville; 287-419, 3,718 Yards, 27 TD, 8 INT, 68.5 Comp. %, 160.5 QBR. Big East Offensive POY and First Team All-Big East selection in 2012. His 3,718 Yards and 27 TD’s rank him third and fourth, respectively in Louisville history for a single season. Holds the school record for completion % in a game( 90.5 % against Kentucky).6-3 196 lbs. Junior.
  • Brett Hundley UCLA; 318-478 3,740 Yards, 29 TD, 11 INT, 66.5 Comp. %, 147.7 QBR. Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. Started all 14 games in 2012. Set UCLA records in passing yards in a season and completions in a season. Hundley’s 29 TD passes in 2012 was second most in school history. 6-3 227 lbs. Sophomore.
  • Jeff Driskill Florida; 156-245, 1,646 Yards, 12 TD, 5 INT, 63.7 Comp 5, 132.2 QBR. 6-4 237 lbs. Junior.
  • Johnny Manziel Texas A&M; 295-434, 3,706 Yards, 26 TD, 9 INT, 68 Comp %, 155.3 QBR. Heisman Trophy winner in 2012 along with being named the SEC Offensive POY. First Team All-American and First Team All-SEC selection. Fourth player in NCAA history to throw for 20 TD’s and rush for 20. Holds SEC records in total yards in a game and season. Holds Texas A&M records for Total Yards in a season (5,116) and most rushing TD’s in a season (21). 6-1 200 lbs. Redshirt Sophomore.
  • Marcus Mariota Oregon; 230-336, 2,677 Yards, 32 TD, 6 INT, 68.5 Comp. %, 163.2 QBR. PAC-12 Freshman Offensive POY and First Team All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. Set the Oregon Single Season Touchdown record (38). 6-3 214 lbs. Redshirt Sophomore.
  • Braxton Miller Ohio State; 148-254, 2,039 Yards, 15 TD, 6 INT, 58.3 Comp. %, 140.5 QBR. Big-10 Offensive POY and First Team All-Big 10 selection in 2012. 6-1 215 lbs. Junior.
  • David Ash Texas; 214-318, 2,699 Yards, 19 TD, 8 INT, 67.3 Comp. %, 153.3 QBR. Ranked 15th in the nation in Comp. % and ranked eighth on the Longhorns single season passing yardage list. 6-3 233 lbs. Junior.
  • Kevin Hogan Stanford; 109-152, 1,096 Yards, 9 TD, 3 INT, 71.7 Comp. %, 147.9 QBR. Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. 6-4 230 lbs. Sophomore
  • Devin Gardner Michigan; 75-126, 1,219 Yards, 11 TD, 5 INT, 59.5 Comp. %, 161.7 QBR. 6-4 210 lbs. Senior
  • Blake Bell Oklahoma; 9-16, 107 Yards, 60 Comp. %. Also ran for 11 TD. 6-6 263 lbs. Junior.
  • Chuckie Keeton Utah State; 275-407, 3,373 Yards, 27 TD, 2 INT, 67.6 Comp. %, 154.7 QBR. First Team All-WAC selection in 2012. Also rushed for 619 Yards and 8 TD’s. His 65.6 career Comp. % is first all-time in Utah State history. Finished 17th in the nation in total offense and 18h in pass efficiency. 6-2 200 lbs. Junior
  • Sean Mannion Oregon State; 200-309, 2,446 Yards, 15 TD, 13 INT, 64.7 Comp. %, 138.8 QBR. Team captain in 2012. 6-5 214 lbs.
  • Brett Smith Wyoming; 205-330, 2,837 Yards, 27 TD, 6 INT, 62.1 Comp. %, 157.7 QBR. Honorable Mention All-MWC selection in 2012. His 157.7 QBR ranked him 11th in the nation last season and was 16th in the nation in total offense. Smith’s 27 TD throw ranked him second in Wyoming single season history. 6-3 198 lbs. Junior.
  • Taylor Kelly Arizona State; 241-359, 3,039 Yards, 29 TD, 9 INT, 67.1 Comp. %, 159.9 QBR. Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. Also ran for another 516 Yards and a score. Set Arizona State records in QBR and Comp. %. Is second on the school’s single season TD passes list. His 159.9 QBR ranked him ninth in the nation. 6-1 205 lbs. Junior.
  • Blake Bortles UCF; 251-399, 3,059 Yards, 25 TD, 7 INT, 62.9 Comp. 5, 144.5 QBR. Second Team All-Conference USA selection in 2012. Ranks fifth on the UCF single season list for completions and fifth for Attempts, Yards, and Td’s in a single season. 6-4 227 lbs. Junior.
  • Cody Fajardo  Nevada; 246-367, 2,786 Yards, 20 TD, 9 INT, 67 Comp. %, 143.9 QBR. Also had 1,121 yards rushing to pair with 12 TD’s.  Second Team All-MWC selection in 2012. Finished 11th in the nation in total offense. 6-2 205 lbs. Junior.
  • Gary Nova Rutgers; 221-388, 2,695 Yards, 22 TD, 16 INT, 57 Comp. %, 125.8 QBR. 6-2 225 lbs. Junior.
  • Jacoby Brissett NC State; 23-35, 249 Yards, 1 TD, 65.7 Comp. %, 134.9 QBR. Started in four games as a QB at Florida. Transferred to NC State in January of 2013. 6-4 229 lbs. Junior.
  • Shane Carden ECU; 273-413, 3,116 Yards, 23 TD, 10 INT, 66.1 Comp. %, 143 QBR. Honorable Mention All-Conference USA selection in 2012. 6-2 218 lbs. Junior.

 

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Philip Arnold is the lead NFL Draft writer for Pro Football Central. He works on year round scouting and reports of the top NFL Draft prospects. Phil can be contacted on twitter- @Philip_PFC or through email- Philip@Profootballcentral.com

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