If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, comparison is a close second.
Every QB, like a snowflake, is unique in his own way. But some quarterbacks more closely resemble others—ones who have come before them, men who have blazed a trail for their future.
By comparing college QBs to their professional analogues, we can't necessarily predict how a prospect will turn out, but we can examine the precedent of players they resemble.
Plus it's a whole lot of fun.
Note: Not all listed QBs are guaranteed to start in Week 1; they are the projected starters as determined by the author.