Drafting a QB in the 2011 NFL Draft seems to be one of the most controversial position selections. Most “experts” believe that the top two QBs in the draft are Blaine Gabbert (Missouri) and Cam Newton (Auburn). The “experts” believe that these two QBs will likely not be available when the Dolphins pick at #15. That is fine with me because I believe that the Dolphins should trade down in this year’s draft. I also believe the Dolphins should select an OL with the later first round draft pick and a RB in the second or third round. In my mind, that leaves a second or third round pick possibly for a QB.
After Gabbert and Newton are off the board, each of the remaining QBs seem to have some supporters in terms of their draft position and value. I decided to take a look at six 2nd Tier QBs. I have put together what I think is one of the most comprehensive side-by-side comparisons of their college and combine stats along with some of my own observations as to their draft value. The six QBs include Ryan Mallett, Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton (above), and Greg McElroy – my apologies to fans of Pat Devlin, Ricky Stanzi, and others.