The quarterback class in the 2013 NFL draft will have a difficult challenge to live up to the position’s strength in the 2012 draft class, which was led by two bona fide franchise quarterbacks with superstar potential in Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
Nonetheless, the class should be led by its own superstar quarterback prospect, USC’s Matt Barkley. It also features another very talented senior in Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson and could be bolstered by a number of talented juniors potentially including Tennessee’s Tyler Bray, TCU’s Casey Pachall and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas.
When top quarterbacks are in the mix near the top of the draft, it is tough to rule any team out from drafting them, but usually, quarterback problems are a big factor for the teams who end up at the top of the draft, leading them to look for help at the position.
It is difficult to project this early which teams will need quarterback help next April, as there are a considerable number of teams who are led by young quarterbacks still trying to prove themselves, or older quarterbacks who could be set to drop off in upcoming seasons.
Nonetheless, this slideshow looks at six teams who are most likely to re-assess their quarterback situations and draft a signal-caller in the early rounds in 2013.