There aren't very many quarterbacks projected to be drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but the ones that are have star potential.
I also see a potential Ryan Leaf scenario playing out. I have been high on Baylor QB Robert Griffin III for over a year, and he is the best QB in the draft. He's a better athlete, but doesn't look to run at all. He is a pass first guy who can beat you with his legs.
Stanford QB Andrew Luck is going to be drafted by the Colts with the first overall pick according to multiple sources. This is going to be a mistake for a couple of reasons. First, Luck has said that he wants to play right away. Second, Peyton Manning wants to keep playing and his father Archie said, “I don’t think it’d necessarily be great for either one,” on Fox Sports Radio.
The Colts would be much better served drafting a weapon for Manning such as Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
Long story short, I think Andrew Luck will be a bust if he expects to play right away. Especially if the Colts trade him to a team like the Washington Redskins where he will get beat up. Griffin III seems to be willing to wait his turn and learn if need be, which worked out pretty well for Aaron Rodgers when he sat behind Brett Favre.
Lets take a closer look at the three quarterbacks expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.