Power Ranking the Top 5 Quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft

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Power Ranking the Top 5 Quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft
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For the 2013 NFL Draft, quarterback may be the most intriguing and least agreed-upon of all the positions. 

Quarterbacks are incredibly hard to rank because many them have a lot of talent, but just don't stick in the NFL. Some are just drafted by horribly bad teams, and rushed into a situation which hinders their development and ultimately ruins their career (see: Carr, David). 

Others flourish in a certain system, a system where another equally talented but altogether different quarterback would have failed.  And just by the nature of the position, quarterbacks sometimes sputter because they simply can't handle pressure.

It's incredibly easy to look at how well a quarterback plays in college in the middle of October against an average defense, but it's exceptionally difficult to predict how that same quarterback will perform in an NFL road playoff game in the freezing cold up in Green Bay or New England.

That big-game quality, regardless of talent, is what ultimately makes a quarterback and their career. That is the difference between Tony Romo and Eli Manning, two quarterbacks with relatively similar talent who just respond to pressure differently. One might also argue that is the difference between two all-time greats in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

So all of those things have to be taken into account when ranking quarterbacks for the draft. With that in mind, here are my top five quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft.

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