2015 NFL Draft quarterback rankings: It’s Mariota, Winston and little else

The Oregon Star fronts a poor class of signal callers. He’s following by the Florida State Heisman Trophy winner who comes packed with question marks.

You know how the next year’s class of quarterbacks always gets touted as the better than the current year? That is not the case for 2015.

The quarterback class for the 2015 NFL Draft isn’t a good one. Yes, that’s something people say every year. Last year’s quarterbacks were better. The 2016 quarterbacks will be better.

Who knows. Really solely to itself, and the other positions in next year’s draft, the quarterback class is bad.

The exception is Marcus Mariota of Oregon. But if a team doesn’t have the No. 1 pick in the draft, chances are they won’t get Mariota. He’s a highly athletic quarterback, but don’t just mistake him for the next Colin Kaepernick. Mariota’s pocket presence and vision are better coming out of college.

Jameis Winston has the potential to be a franchise quarterback. Physically, Winston has every tool. But his off-field issue won’t be ignored. Neither will his on-field decision making. Winston has thrown an alarming number of interceptions this season and seems to start games slow.

After those two there is a steep drop off. Michigan State’s Connor Cook has a good combination of tools but may return for his senior season. Brett Hundley of UCLA is another player with tools, but struggles from the pocket. Sean Mannion of Oregon State and Bryce Petty of Baylor are traditional pocket passers who don’t wow you in area particular area.

Basically, if your team needs a quarterback, good luck.

Missing from this list who could otherwise be in the top five is Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton. The belief is that he’ll be back in college next season and receive a medical redshirt after playing in just one game in 2014.

1. Marcus Mariota | 6’4, 219 pounds | QB | Oregon *
2. Jameis Winston | 6’4, 230 pounds | QB | Florida State **
3. Connor Cook | 6’4, 218 pounds | QB | Michigan State *
4. Brett Hundley | 6’3, 227 pounds | QB | UCLA *
5. Sean Mannion | 6’5, 227 pounds | QB | Oregon State
6. Trevone Boykin | 6’2, 205 pounds | QB | TCU *
7. Garrett Grayson | 6’2, 220 pounds | QB | Colorado State
8. Bryce Petty | 6’3, 230 pounds | QB | Baylor
9. Cody Kessler | 6’1, 210 pounds | QB | Southern California *
10. Shane Carden | 6’2, 221 pounds | QB | East Carolina
11. Dak Prescott | 6’2, 230 pounds | QB | Mississippi State *
12. Blake Sims | 6’0, 208 pounds | QB | Alabama
13. Cody Fajardo | 6’2, 215 pounds | QB | Nevada
14. Everett Golson | 6’0, 200 pounds | QB | Notre Dame
15. Hutson Mason | 6’3, 209 pounds | QB | Georgia
16. Connor Halliday | 6’4, 201 pounds | QB | Washington State
17. Anthony Boone | 6’0, 228 pounds | QB | Duke
18. Clint Trickett | 6’2, 186 pounds | QB | West Virginia
19. Taylor Kelly | 6’2, 210 pounds | QB | Arizona State
20. Brandon Bridge | 6’5, 235 pounds | QB | South Alabama
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