'06 NFL Draft: Ranking the Quarterbacks

Rankings for all quarterbacks eligible for the 2006 April draft. Included are seniors, juniors and third-year sophomores. While the list starts off with a senior we feel underclassmen will impact the top-ten at this position should they decided to enter the mix.


Leinart will be a top three selection next April.  While he does not have the same physical skills of his predecessor Carson Palmer, Troy's leader behind center has better mental intangibles. 

If Brady Quinn enters the draft he will be selected during the first half of round one.  Vince Young won't be far behind Quinn in the first frame.  Though he is not as good a "passer" when compared to Quinn at this point, Young has much greater long-term potential.

D.J. Shockley, Kellen Clemens and Brett Basanez have made a major leap up draft boards.

Rank Full Name School Yr
1 Matt Leinart USC 4Sr
2 Brady Quinn Notre Dame 4Jr
3 Vince Young Texas 4Jr
4 Omar Jacobs Bowling Green 4Jr
5 Jay Cutler Vanderbilt 5Sr
6 D.J. Shockley Georgia 5Sr
7 Chris Leak Florida 3Jr
8 Marcus Vick Virginia Tech 3Jr
9 JaMarcus Russell LSU 3So
10 Drew Stanton Michigan State 4Jr
11 Reggie McNeal Texas A&M 4Sr
12 Charlie Whitehurst Clemson 5Sr
13 Kellen Clemens Oregon 5Sr
14 Brett Basanez Northwestern 5Sr
15 Darrell Hackney UAB 4Sr
16 Bruce Gradkowski Toledo 5Sr
17 Cody Hodges Texas Tech 5Sr
18 Michael Robinson Penn State 5Sr
19 Trent Edwards Stanford 4Jr
20 Brodie Croyle Alabama 4Sr
21 Lester Ricard Tulane 4Jr
22 Jordan Palmer UTEP 4Jr
23 Justin Holland Colorado State 5Sr
24 Josh Betts Miami-Oh 5Sr
25 Erik Meyer Eastern Washington 5Sr
26 Paul Pinegar Fresno State 5Sr
27 Reggie Ball Georgia Tech 3Jr
28 Brad Smith Missouri 5Sr
29 Drew Olson UCLA 4Sr
30 Kevin Kolb Houston 3Jr
31 Ingle Martin Furman 5Sr
32 Bruce Eugene Grambling 5Sr
33 Dustin Almond Southern Mississippi 5Sr
34 Tyler Palko Pittsburgh 4Jr
35 Barrick Nealy Texas State 5Sr
36 Josh Padrick Florida International 4Jr
37 Kent Smith Central Michigan 4Sr
38 Perry Patterson Syracuse 3Jr
39 Brett Elliott Linfield 6Sr
40 Richie Williams Appalachian State 5Sr
41 Quinton Porter Boston College 5Sr
42 Matt Bohnet Eastern Michigan 4Sr
43 Nick Noce Arkansas State 4Sr
44 Jay Davis North Carolina State 5Sr
45 Marques Hagans Virginia 5Sr
46 Josh Swogger Washington State 4Jr
47 Ryan Hart Rutgers 4Sr
48 Tye Gunn TCU 5Sr
49 Steve Baggett Indiana State 5Sr
50 Travis Lulay Montana State 4Sr
51 Tarvaris Jackson Alabama State 5Sr
52 Joel Klatt Colorado 4Sr
53 Corey Bramlet Wyoming 5Sr
54 Matt Berry BYU 4Sr
55 Andy Majors Pittsburg State 5Sr
56 Luke Sniewski Idaho State 5Sr
57 Michael Harrington Idaho 5Sr

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