Erick Trickel's NFL Draft Rankings: Top-5 Quarterbacks

MHH Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel has already studied the film on many draft prospects. He has done enough to hand out his positional rankings for the quarterbacks.

The season is over for all 32 NFL teams, and they are now focusing on upcoming free agency and the 2017 NFL Draft, just as we are here at Mile High Huddle. For a few months now, I have been hard at work scouting the 2017 Draft class and still have work to do on the defensive side of the ball.

Before getting into the position rankings, the number in parenthesis at the end is where CBSSports.com has them ranked for that position to offer up diversity.

Writer’s note: Not every prospect has been studied, and for a few positions, the only players watched are in the top 5-10. As I break down more prospects and more film becomes available, look for many changes to these rankings.

Quarterbacks: Top Five

Ranking Name School CBSSports Ranking
1 Deshaun Watson Clemson 2
2 Mitch Trubisky North Carolina 1
3 Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech 5
4 DeShone Kizer Notre Dame 3
5 Nathan Peterman Pittsburgh 6)

Analysis: With Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky, both are talented players, and are more of a 1a and 1b for this class. Overall, this is a weak class and none of the quarterbacks are ready to start day one.

Miami's Brad Kaaya isn’t in my top five, while CBSSports has him as No. 4. His inconsistencies, and low ceiling, keep him off of my board.

Patrick Mahomes has the highest ceiling, but is quite far away from it. Even if he gets 50 percent of the way there, he will become a solid NFL starter.

Nathan Peterman is my sleeper quarterback, and if any of the mid-round QBs have a chance to be huge in the pros, my guess would be Peterman. He brings a lot to the table with his football smarts alone, but has the talent to capitalize.

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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