Early Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks

With talk of extending Daunte Culpepper's contract and a second-year developmental prospect on the roster in Shaun Hill, the Vikings aren't likely to consider drafting a quarterback. But we've got more than 50 ranked for April's draft.

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EARLY QUARTERBACK RANKINGS
Draft ratings are never a perfect science, even for NFL teams that dedicate departments and year-round scouts to the important job of grading college players and trying to decide how their skills will transfer to the NFL. Here are Viking Update writer and draft fan Kevin Brown's early ratings for the 2003 class.
Under the height column, the first digit represents feet, the next two digits represent inches and the last digit represents how many eighths of an inch (so 6034 equals 6 feet, 3 and 4/8 inches).
GRADE DESCRIPTION ROUND
9.00
8.00
7.00
6.50
6.00
5.90
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.50
5.40
5.30
5.20
5.10
5.00
4.50
4.00
3.00
Once-in-a-lifetime player.
Perennial All-Pro player.
Potential All-Pro as a rookie.
Immediate starter as a rookie (except QB).
1st-round pick; should start by 2004.
Early 2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
3rd round pick.
3rd round pick.
4th-round pick.
5th-round pick.
6th-round pick.
7th-round pick.
Priority free-agent.
Free-agent who could make a team.
Worth bringing to training camp.
Possible camp player.
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1
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
5
6
7
FA
FA
FA
FA
NAME
COLLEGE
HT.
WT.
40
GR.

Palmer, Carson
Leftwich, Byron
Grossman, Rex
Boller, Kyle
Simms, Chris
Ragone, Dave
St. Pierre, Brian
Dorsey, Ken
Wallace, Seneca
Banks, Brad
Gesser, Jason
Kingsbury, Kliff
Thomas, Jason
Wood, Juston
Printers, Casey
Anes, Curt
Blackwell, Marquel
Blankenship, Josh
Arth, Tom
Bollinger, Brooks
McCann, Ryan
Romo, Tony
Warker, Mike
Bryant, D.
Hybl, Nate
Dunn, Marc
Jones, Brian
Sahm, Andy
Fuentes, Jose
Gibson, Joey
Burchette, Joe
Chapman, Josh
Engemann, Bret
Walker, Nick
Racioppi, Tony
Paus, Cory
Watts, Tyler
Rose, Neil
Rhode, B.J.
Sheriff, Lon
Edwards, John
Strack, Mike
Proctor, Dustin
Johnson, Jason
Baughman, Doug
Reese, Julian
Edwards, Troy
MacPherson, James
Cobb, Daniel
Jones, Tommy
Farmer, Kirk
Cicero, Greg
Farris, Mark
Dawson, Brian
Jones, Derek
McCune, Tom

Southern California
Marshall
Florida
California
Texas
Louisville
Boston College
Miami (Fla.)
Iowa State
Iowa
Washington State
Texas Tech
Nevada-Las Vegas
Portland State
Florida A&M
Grand Valley State
South Florida
Eastern Washington
John Carroll
Wisconsin
Tennessee-Chattanooga
Eastern Illinois
Widener
Iowa Wesleyan
Oklahoma
Kansas State
Toledo
Bowling Green
Utah State
Virginia Military Institute
Appalachian State
Missouri Southern
Brigham Young
Dickinson State
Rowan
UCLA
Alabama
Harvard
Boise State
San Diego State
Montana
Bethany
Hardin-Simmons
Arizona
Idaho State
Indiana State
Eastern Michigan
Wake Forest
Auburn
Indiana
Missouri
Baylor
Texas A&M
Washington & Jefferson
West Virginia
Colgate

6043
6055
6010
6022
6035
6030
6025
6042
5107
6004
6005
6030
6034
6003
6017
6003
5110
6020
6030
6007
6030
6017
6010
6020
6033
6024
6012
6050
6022
6012
6022
6023
6035
6020
6014
6020
6024
6003
6040
6020
6010
6020
6002
6013
6040
6030
6020
6020
6034
6030
6010
6036
6012
6030
5100
6020

220
252
220
221
216
246
211
193
190
195
196
203
238
200
212
216
209
213
230
202
217
224
226
221
219
209
211
225
218
215
236
218
233
205
221
212
216
216
231
218
200
214
187
215
215
205
212
202
227
239
213
229
210
205
193
211

4.55-4.90
4.68-5.10
4.72-5.00
4.75-4.91
4.89-5.25
4.60-4.95
4.72-4.91
4.72-5.01
4.39-4.60
4.48-4.72
4.65-4.90
4.70-4.98
4.57-4.81
4.76-4.84
4.53-4.75
4.62-4.90
4.63-4.75
4.80-5.20
4.72-5.16
4.70-4.80
4.78-4.90
4.79-5.00
4.80-5.05
4.55-4.85
4.70-4.81
4.85-4.92
4.85-4.92
5.00-5.20
4.74-4.90
4.78-5.03
4.90-5.24
4.60-4.76
4.85
4.88
4.65-4.88
4.70-4.94
4.72-4.92
4.90-5.10
5.06
4.83-4.85
4.69
4.73
4.76-4.80
4.81-4.88
4.85-4.90
4.67
4.98
4.67-4.80
4.84-4.95
4.80-5.00
4.69
4.77
4.70-5.00
5.00-5.05
4.65
4.98

7.00
6.50
6.25
6.00
6.00
5.75
5.50
5.50
5.25
5.25
5.25
5.25
5.00
5.00
4.95
4.95
4.95
4.95
4.90
4.85
4.80
4.80
4.60
4.55
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.40
4.40
4.35
4.20
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.90
3.90
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.60
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
0.00
0.00


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