Class of 2015 early QB grades

Class of 2015 early QB grades

The Vikings were one of three teams to invest in a first-round quarterback in 2014, but next year's class is looking deeper and better at the top end. See how the team of scouts at NFL Draft Report has them ranked and graded early in the process.

CLASS OF 2015 QB GRADES

PLAYER SCHOOLCL HTWT 40-YDPRO RND
MARIOTA, Marcus OregonrJr 06:03.6212 4.537.5 1
WINSTON, Jameis Florida State rSo06:03.2 2284.65 7.51
HUNDLEY, Brett UCLArJr 06:02.4225 4.687.2 1
PETTY, Bryce BaylorrSr 06:02.1230 4.747 1
HOGAN, Kevin StanfordrJr 06:03.6225 4.846.9 2
COOK, Connor Michigan State rJr06:03.1 2184.89 6.33
MANNION, Sean Oregon State rSr06:04.2 2154.94 6.33
MANLEY, Andrew Eastern Illinois rSr06:02.5 2254.9 6.23
MARSHALL, Nick (TB) AuburnSr 06:00.5210 4.486.2 3
FAJARDO, Cody NevadarSr 06:01.5210 4.656.1 5
KELLY, Taylor Arizona State rSr06:01.2 2044.84 64
LUNT, Wes IllinoisrSo 06:04.1215 4.845.8 4
KIEL, Gunner Cincinnati rSo06:03.5 2084.85 5.84
KEETON, Chuckie Utah State Sr06:01.1 2004.67 5.65
SUDFELD, Nate IndianaJr 06:03.5230 4.965.5 5
MILLER, Braxton Ohio State Sr06:01.2 2104.56 5.55
HILL, Taysom Brigham Young Jr06:01.5 2214.62 5.45
STOUDT, Cole ClemsonJr 06:03.2210 4.785.3 6
BENNETT, Bryan Southeastern Louisiana rSr06:01.6 2054.72 5.26
MASON, Hutson GeorgiarSr 06:02.1202 4.965.1 6
DRISKEL, Jeff FloridaSr 06:03.2239 4.595.1 6
PRESCOTT, Dak Mississippi State rJr06:02.1 2304.72 56
COKER, Jacob AlabamarJr 06:04.4230 4.785 7
CARDEN, Shane East Carolina Sr06:01.5 2184.98 57
HALLIDAY, Connor Washington State rSr06:03.2 1904.87 4.97
BOONE, Anthony DukerSr 05:11.5230 4.824.9 7
WILLIAMS, Marquise North Carolina rJr06:02.1 2154.78 4.97
THOMPSON, Dylan South Carolina rSr06:02.6 2184.75 4.87
GARDNER, Devin MichiganrSr 06:03.4212 4.544.8 7
EPPERLY,Quinn Princeton Sr06:01.5 2204.83 4.87-FA
HEINICKE, Taylor Old Dominion Sr06:00.5 2054.64 4.87-FA
WALLACE, Bo Mississippi Sr06:03.5 2104.78 4.87
SIEMIAN, Trevor Northwestern rSr06:02.1 2104.74 4.87
BRIDGE, Brandon South Alabama rSr06:04.2 2204.68 4.77-FA
BROADWAY, Terrance Louisiana-Lafayette rSr06:01.2 2114.68 4.77-FA
THOMAS, Pete Louisiana-Monroe rSr06:05.1 2344.98 4.77-FA
RODGERS, Kevin Henderson State rSr06:02.4 2155.13 4.77-FA
SUMNER, Austin South Dakota State Sr06:04.2 2254.98 4.7PFA
BRISSETT, Jacoby North Carolina State rJr06:03.1 2314.64 4.7PFA
BOLDEN, Rob Louisiana State rSr06:03.1 2094.59 4.7PFA
WALSH, J.W. Oklahoma State rJr06:01.5 2054.54 4.7PFA
CONNETTE, Brandon Fresno State rSr06:01.6 2254.79 4.7PFA
KNIGHT, Trevor (TB) OklahomarSo 06:01.1201 4.624.7 PFA
ADAMS JR., Vernon Eastern Washington rJr05:11.2 1904.64  FA
ALLEN, Brandon ArkansasrJr 06:02.4210 4.74  FA
#ASH, David TexasSr 06:02.6220 4.68  FA
BOISTURE, Joseph Saginaw Valley State rSr06:04.5 2304.96  FA
BOYKIN, Trevone Texas Christian rJr06:01.4 2154.57  FA
BURRELL, Brian Fresno State Sr06:03.1 2194.92  FA
CATO, Rakeem MarshallSr 05:11.6188 4.78  FA
GOLSON, Everett Notre Dame rJr06:00.1 1984.73  FA
GRAYSON, Garrett Colorado State rSr06:01.6 2204.79  FA
HEAPS, Jake Kansas rSr06:01.1 2104.74  FA
HUNT, Terrel SyracuserJr 06:02.5219 4.68  FA
JENNINGS, Anthony Louisiana State rSo06:01.5 2114.63  FA
JOECKEL, Matt Texas Christian rSr06:03.2 2344.87  FA
KESSLER, Cody Southern California rJr06:00.5 2154.95  FA
MAUK, Maty MissourirSo 06:00.2200 4.82  FA
MILLARD, Paul West Virginia Sr06:01.5 2194.84  FA
MONTANA, Nick TulanerSr 06:01.4205 4.84  FA
MURPHY, Tyler Boston College rSr6:015 2105.04  FA
#NOTTINGHAM, Brett ColumbiarSr 06:02.6218 4.84  FA
NOVA, Gary RutgersSr 06:01.6220 4.78  FA
PIKE, Zeke Louisville Jr06:04.1 2514.79  FA
REILLY, Connor TempleSr 06:02.1217 5.05  FA
RUDOCK, Jake IowarJr 06:02.1205 4.86  FA
SCROGGINS, Jesse Arizona rSr06:02.1 2084.79  FA
SHOWERS, Jameill Texas-El Paso rSr06:01.4 2204.64  FA
SIMS, Blake (TB) AlabamarSr 05:11.6202 4.49  FA
SIMS, Phillip Winston-Salem State rSr06:01.4 2164.75  FA
TRICKETT, Clint West Virginia rSr06:02.1 1804.82  FA
WATERS, Jake Kansas State Sr06:01.1 2104.68  FA
#WILLIAMS, Ryan MiamiSr 06:04.4223 4.92  FA
WILSON, Travis UtahJr 06:05.6240 5.08  FA
WITTEK, Max ex-Southern California rJr06:04.1 2354.78  FA
WORLEY, Justin Tennessee Sr06:03.6 2224.86  FA


EXPLANATION OF GRADES

RATING CATEGORYEXPLANATION
8.1-9.0Franchise Player Immediate starter...Should have a major impact to the success of the franchise, barring injury...Possesses superior critical factors...Plays with consistency and without abnormal extra effort...Rare talent.
7.6-8.0Star Quality Eventual starter...Should make a significant contribution in his first year...Possesses above average critical factors...Has the talent and skills to start...Will contribute to upgrading the team...Can play without abnormal effort, but has some inconsistency in his play that will improve with refinement and development...Has no real weakness.
7.0-7.5Impact Player Possesses at least average to above average critical factors in all areas...Will contribute immediately, whether as a starter or a valuable reserve...Will move into the starting lineup with seasoning...Above average player who needs to refine certain areas.
6.5-6.9Eventual Starter Could move into the starting lineup within three years...Has average critical factors in all areas...Needs further development, but has the ability to contribute.
6.0-6.4Potential Starter Could force himself into the starting lineup with improved perform- ances...Will make a team...Has average critical factors in most areas, but at least one with less than average quality that he will have a hard time overcoming...Probable draft choice.
5.5-5.9Roster Player Has the ability to serve as a key reserve and possible future starter... Possesses average critical factors, but more than several areas are less than average...Plays with normal extra effort.
5.0-5.4Project Has the skills to play pro ball with proper tutoring...May make a team based on need...Possesses no real strong critical factors and is probably below average in several areas that the player will have a hard time overcoming...Possible draft choice, but only if that team is caught short on talent available at that position.
4.6-4.9Develop- mental Could make a team with an impressive showing in training camp... Not strong in most critical factors...Deficient in more than one area that he will not be able to overcome...At least average in the factor of competitiveness...May not make a team due to his limitations.
4.1-4.5Camp Player Has redeeming qualities that could allow him to play in the pros with improved performances...Deficient in more than one critical factor... Might make a team, but will always be the player that squad will look to replace.
3.5-4.0Reject Might make a team, but has glaring deficiencies in several critical factors...Below average competitor whose athletic skills will allow him to enter training camp, but has a difficult time in trying to make a team.
2Unrated Serious injury or off-field problem.

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