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Draft preview: Quarterbacks



6-4, 234, Stanford
Two-time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy is widely forecast to be the No. 1 overall pick of the draft. … Viewed as a prototypical pro quarterback, he threw for 9,430 yards with 82 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in three seasons, completing 67 percent of his passes. … Only added to reputation with eye-popping measurables at NFL Scouting Combine that rivaled those posted by Cam Newton a year ago.

6-2, 223, Baylor
2011 Heisman Trophy winner expected by most to go No. 2 overall in draft. … Enjoyed historic senior season, amassing 4,293 passing yards with 37 touchdowns and six interceptions. … Also rushed for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns. … One of three players in Football Bowl Subdivision history to throw for more than 10,000 yards (10,336) and rush for more than 2,000 (2,254). … Full-time starter for three seasons; played just three games in 2009 because of a knee injury.

6-4, 221, Texas A&M
Quick riser on many draft boards even though less than two years removed from playing wide receiver. … Led the Aggies in receptions in 2008 and 2009 but returned to quarterback – the position for which he was recruited – midway through 2010 season and spearheaded six-game winning streak. … Came into own last season, throwing for 3,744 yards with 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

6-4, 221, Oklahoma State
Twenty-eight year old was a minor league pitcher for five seasons, then spent five seasons with Cowboys, starting the last two. … Over those two seasons, passed for 9,004 yards with 71 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. … Arm injuries that ended baseball career and age could scare off some NFL teams, but production is hard to ignore.

6-3, 214, Michigan State
Started last three seasons and ended career with 9,131 passing yards, 66 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. … Helped the Spartans win 11 games each of last two seasons. … A solid prospect, known for leadership ability and unwavering toughness. … Accurate on short and intermediate routes, but some question deep ball.

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