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Early Top 10 2015 NFL Draft QB Rankings

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Early Top 10 2015 NFL Draft QB Rankings

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Quarterbacks are the most important position in football -- that is a fact. Therefore, it’s crucial that a team has good quarterbacks in place, or else that team is likely not going to win games. The 2015 NFL Draft has plenty of prospects at the quarterback position who look like NFL-caliber players, and they should all be hot commodities come draft time.

Here is an early ranking of the top 10 quarterbacks in the 2015 draft.

10. Dylan Thompson, South Carolina

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10. Dylan Thompson, South Carolina

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Expected to take over for departed starter Connor Shaw, Dylan Thompson has some big shoes to fill. However, Thompson is more than up to the task. The South Carolina prospect has a lively arm, and more athletic potential than Shaw. He’s not likely to be a starter in the NFL, but Thompson will be an intriguing backup.

9. Taylor Kelly, Arizona State

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9. Taylor Kelly, Arizona State

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Since take over for Brock Osweiler, Taylor Kelly has become a very good quarterback for Arizona State. Kelly has a good arm, and he can hurt a defense on the ground. Kelly won’t be a star, but he could be a high-end backup or low-end starter in the right offense.

8. Cody Fajardo, Nevada

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8. Cody Fajardo, Nevada

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Cody Fajardo is an efficient player, who, if healthy, should rise up draft boards. Fajardo reminds me of a more athletic David Fales, and his accuracy in the short and intermediate game is a big reason why. In a west coast offense, Fajardo could be solid.

7. Braxton Miller, Ohio State

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7. Braxton Miller, Ohio State

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Despite his rawness as a passer, Braxton Miller is a special athlete with the talent to become a very effective thrower with better coaching at the next level. Miller is a big, strong runner who can pick up yards with ease, and he has actually improved as a passer over his career. He’s raw, but Miller is talented.

6. Sean Mannion, Oregon State

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6. Sean Mannion, Oregon State

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Armed with NFL-caliber size, and a good arm, Sean Mannion has made some waves as we prepare for the 2014 season. Mannion isn’t particularly special in any one specific area, but he’s solid in just about every aspect, and will probably develop into an average starter with time.

5. Connor Cook, Michigan State

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5. Connor Cook, Michigan State

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Connor Cook is flying under the radar, but he’s a very talented prospect. With a lively arm and a certain polish to his game, Cook has been very successful since taking over as a starter for Michigan State. With his prototypical size at 6-foot-4, and his natural talent, Cook will catch the eye of quite a few NFL teams.

4. Bryce Petty, Baylor

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4. Bryce Petty, Baylor

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Do I think Bryce Petty is slightly overrated? Yes. That said, I still think the guy is going to be a good NFL starter. Petty has been very productive for Baylor, and has earned plenty of praise from Art Briles regarding his talent. Petty is only an average athlete, however, and that limits his ceiling.

3. Jameis Winston, Florida State

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3. Jameis Winston, Florida State

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If he decides to enter the 2015 draft, Jameis Winston would no doubt be a very polarizing prospect. Due to character issues, there are red flags, but from a talent standpoint, Winston is special. He’s got great arm strength, and he comes up big in tense moments. He needs to iron out the off-field problems, but Winston will be a great starter at the NFL level.

2. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

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2. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

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A lot of people have Marcus Mariota as their top overall prospect in the 2015 draft, and it’s easy to see why. Mariota has become a very dangerous player as both a runner and passer, and he fits the NFL’s new mold of quarterback. What Mariota needs to do now is become a true leader in the locker room and bulk up. Once he does those two things, the sky's the limit.

1. Brett Hundley, UCLA

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1. Brett Hundley, UCLA

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I’m a big fan of Brett Hundley’s game, and it shows in these rankings. With a huge arm and amazing athleticism, Hundley has the talent to be a great player. Throw in Hundley’s poise and leadership, and he has the look and feel of an elite player.