2011 NFL Draft: Top Five Remaining Quarterback Prospects

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IApril 30, 2011

Taylor's athleticism warrants a look in the draft.
Taylor's athleticism warrants a look in the draft.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Day 3 of the 2011 NFL Draft is quickly coming our way, so we have very little time to breakdown the remaining top prospects that could be major steals in the final four rounds.

Let's get it started with the quarterback position.

Here's a look at the top five passers still available that you team could be looking at:


1. Ricky Stanzi (Iowa)

Stanzi has been a blessing for Iowa fans with his smart quarterback play. His arm strength is mediocre at best, but his accuracy and intelligence sets him apart from many of the other quarterbacks in his class. He could be an option for a West Coast Offense as a project, and solid backup.


2. Nathan Enderle (Idaho) 

When you look at Enderle, you see a strong armed pocket passer. Enderle can make all of the throws with his arm, but has very questionable decision making and accuracy. He will struggle with short/intermediate routes, and needs to work on reading defenses.


3. Pat Devlin (Delaware)

If there’s one word to associate the former Penn State transfer with, it’s “accuracy”. Devlin can make all the short-intermediate passes and really only struggles with deep ball accuracy. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but he utilizes his accuracy to dink and dunk his way down the field. He’s excellent leading his receivers and allowing them to make plays after the catch and keeps the ball at chest level putting it where only his receiver can catch it. 


4. Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech)

Taylor has a big arm, but lacks decision-making and accuracy to succeed at the next level. He has very good athleticism, and can make plays on the run. He needs to improve in the cerebral aspect of the game and learn how to read defenses in order to succeed at the next level.


5. Greg McElroy (Alabama)

McElroy is one the smartest quarterbacks in this draft. He has solid overall tools, is a proven winner, and is an excellent leader. However, nothing McElroy does wows you or jumps out at you. He doesn't have a huge arm, isn't an overly impressive athlete, and didn't have great production in college. He's a very solid game-manager that could end up starting one day, and provides great value in the late rounds.

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