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Aaron Murray is the pick of the litter of SEC QBs.
Who said the SEC can't sling it around?
Not anybody with very much football knowledge, obviously, because as of right now, there are five quarterbacks in the SEC that appear to have bright NFL futures. For some of them, it may be next year. For others, they have a year or two more in college to further develop themselves.
Let's start with Tyler Wilson of Arkansas. The Razorbacks may have already lost their bowl hopes, but that doesn't mean Wilson is anything less than a stud. It wasn't his fault that Arkansas' defense gave up 35 points to a Big East team (a decent one, I'll admit) or 34 to Louisiana Monroe, including a 4th-and-1 where the defense completely broke down and allowed ULM QB Kolton Browning to go 16 yards for the winning TD. That's not to mention what happened against Alabama.
No, Wilson is a true NFL-style QB who just doesn't have any talent around him. He's got the arm, the patience and the football IQ. Wait and see, he will get his shot in the NFL.
Next, let's look at Aaron Murray of Georgia. He's probably the most NFL-ready of all the QBs in the SEC, maybe even the most in the nation. He's got a great arm, makes very smart decisions and can move a little bit with his legs. In addition, he's usually very level-headed and always keeps his cool. I would be stunned if he isn't one of the first few QBs taken this April.
Onto Tennessee and Tyler Bray. When things aren't going well, you never know what you're going to get. But when things are going well, look out. He has pinpoint control of his passes, and it doesn't hurt that he can get the ball there quickly, either. True, he has lots of talent at wide receiver, but this is a solid overall QB who I would take in the second or third round this spring.
Now we move on to by far the best dual-threat QB in the SEC, and maybe in the nation. Yes, Denard Robinson, there's somebody who's just as good if not better than you, and he resides in Gainesville. Will Muschamp wanted to turn his team into an Alabama style team in every fashion, including the QB spot—a smart, game-managing QB who can make a huge play or two when he needs to.
So far, Jeff Driskel has made those plays, and then some. He can beat you with his speedy legs or his rifle arm. He has done a superb job of controlling the ball—one turnover in four games—plus clutch plays that late in the game to get Florida off to a 4-0 start. He's only a sophomore, so he's got a ways to go, but I definitely see this kid being a first-round pick if he continues to mature at this rate.
Finally, we go to Alabama, where AJ McCarron is quietly running the Crimson Tide like only a true leader could. He's basically a slightly less athletic version of Driskel with more experience. Like Driskel, he takes care of the ball, controls the game, and every now and then makes a huge play with his legs or his arm. He may not jump out at teams, but for a defense-first team like Pittsburgh or Baltimore, he may be drafted in the middle rounds to one day replace the current starter.