2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets and 6 Teams That Will Go QB in First Round

Eli Nachmany@EliNachmanyCorrespondent IIIOctober 4, 2012

2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets and 6 Teams That Will Go QB in First Round

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    With great quarterback play from Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning and Matt Ryan among others, some teams are fortunate in that they don't have to think about the quarterback position for a little while.

    That being said, some teams need to seriously consider making a change at signal caller and it starts with next year's NFL draft.

    Though some teams narrowly escape this list, others are certainly scouting next year's quarterback crop with intent to draft.

Oakland Raiders

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    Best fit: Logan Thomas, Va. Tech

    The situation with Carson Palmer has gone from bad to worse and this team is really just waiting for the 2013 draft at this point.

    While Thomas hasn't put up great numbers this season at Virginia Tech, his athleticism and big arm is enticing for a Raiders team that has a lot invested in fast receivers and a quick running back.

    The Raiders need to move on from Carson Palmer and the Hokie quarterback could be a good fit.

Buffalo Bills

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    Best fit: Geno Smith

    The only thing holding the Bills back from being a Top 10 team in the league is their quarterback, gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    Fitzpatrick can be prolific at times and he has an advanced knowledge of the spread offense, but Chan Gailey needs to grab a quarterback who will turn the ball over less.

    Geno Smith has been fantastic in West Virginia's system and his skill set would translate well to professional play.

New York Jets

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    Best fit: Tyler Wilson

    The Jets are mired in an awful slump and need to figure things out before they're picking in the top five of next year's draft.

    After a 34-0 drubbing against the San Francisco 49ers, it's clear that New York has no quarterback and needs to upgrade at the position before talking seriously about the playoffs.

    Tyler Wilson has the pro-style experience and has played in high-pressure situations against other SEC teams. He's a good fit for New York.

    New coach, new quarterback?

Arizona Cardinals

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    Best fit: Tyler Bray

    Ken Whisenhunt's Arizona Cardinals have started the season at 4-0, a testament to fantastic play on defense.

    Kevin Kolb is not a franchise quarterback and he's played just well enough for the Cardinals to succeed in 2012.

    Whisenhunt will want a quarterback who can run a high-powered attack and Tennessee's Tyler Bray has proven he can do just that, passing the ball with efficiency for the Volunteers.

Kansas City Chiefs

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    Best fit: Matt Barkley

    The Chiefs have many talented players on offense, from the speedy Jamaal Charles to Dwayne Bowe and young Jonathan Baldwin.

    Matt Cassel is a backup quarterback with a starting quarterback's job and contract. The team needs to move on from this player and go grab a top-notch rookie.

    While Barkley hasn't impressed many draft evaluators this season and he doesn't have ideal height at the position, having all of Kansas City's weapons around him will help him develop.

Philadelphia Eagles

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    Best fit: Aaron Murray

    While many will point to the fact that Philadelphia has Nick Foles waiting in the wings, consider that people were heaping the same praise on Eagle backups like Kevin Kolb and Mike Kafka recently.

    Michael Vick's body is wearing down and the Eagles need to grab a first round talent at this position.

    Aaron Murray is advanced beyond his years under center, using his sharp mind to make up for a lack in prototypical NFL size, a la Drew Brees or Russell Wilson.

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