For rookie quarterbacks, the rubber is about to meet the road.
The same could be said for a lot of rookies each and every offseason, but quarterbacks are a different animal altogether. Quarterbacks, by nature, are big men on campus throughout their college careers—especially if their school happens to be a big-time football factory. The leap to the NFL, however, can often leave them flat on their proverbial face.
This year's class—more than most—may have that dynamic in spades.
We saw quarterbacks from plenty of non-BCS powerhouse schools come off the board before a string of SEC quarterbacks that some felt could go in the late first to early third round. Scouting misses aside, it's a much different world living it up at a place like Alabama or LSU and then fighting for a backup position.
Though this class lacked a true blue-chip, consensus, "Andrew Luck-type," it was one of the deepest quarterback crops we've seen in a while, and a bunch of these prospects could see burn at some point in the 2014 season.
Yet, every single quarterback has at least something to prove before their respective teams put them under center.