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Draft preview: Quarterbacks


Jameis Winston
6-4, 231, Florida State

Winston recorded two of the most productive seasons in college football history. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship. A year later, he led Florida State to the inaugural College Football Playoff, where the Seminoles fell to Oregon in the semifinals. That was Winston's only loss as he finished his two-year career 26-1. Career totals include 7,964 passing yards, 65 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a passer rating of 163.3, which is an ACC and FSU record. Winston is a savvy pocket passer with a live arm to go along with great anticipation. He'll likely be the No. 1 overall pick.

Marcus Mariota
6-4, 222, Oregon

Mariota won the Heisman Trophy in 2014 after putting together a remarkable redshirt junior season in which he tossed 42 touchdowns passes and just four interceptions. He led the Ducks to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game, where Oregon was defeated by Ohio State. Finished his career with 36 wins, 10,796 passing yards, 105 touchdowns and 14 interceptions to go along with 2,237 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns. A skilled passer with the ability to make plays with his feet, Mariota is considered by some to be the top quarterback in the class.

Bryce Petty
6-3, 230, Baylor

Petty waited his turn before becoming the Bears' starter as a junior. In two seasons leading Baylor's high-powered spread offense, he recorded 8,055 passing yards, 61 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also posted 21 career rushing touchdowns. Petty boasts a strong arm and impressive mobility, but there are some concerns about how his game will transfer to the next level. Projected to be a third-round pick.

Brett Hundley
6-3, 226, UCLA

Hundley had a very productive career as a three-year starter for the Bruins. He finished with 9,966 passing yards, 75 touchdowns and 25 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,747 yards and 30 touchdowns. Hundley is a unique dual-threat talent that must prove he can deliver from the pocket consistently. Could be a second-round pick.

Garrett Grayson
6-2, 213, Colorado State

The Rams' two-year starter isn't an elite athlete or a product of a major conference, but NFL scouts have taken notice of his ability. Passed for 7,702 yards, 55 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his final two seasons. Grayson has impressive poise and accuracy, traits that could help him come off the board in the middle rounds.

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