2013 Rookie Drafts: Dynasty QB Rankings
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E.J. Manuel, BUF (1st Round) –
Whether you agree or disagree with the Bills moving back up in the first round to select Manuel, you have to admit GM Buddy Nix did a good job adding weapons, via the draft.
Adding receivers Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and tight end Chris Gragg add speed to Buffalo’s offense, and the pickup ultra-talented yet troubled receiver Da’Rick Rogers after the draft, gives Manuel an exciting group of players to grow with. If your drafting in the later part of the first round and need a development quarterback for the future, select Manuel.
Geno Smith, NYJ (2nd Round) –
Smith has the tools to be at least a low-end starting quarterback in 14-team dynasty leagues, in the future. Unfortunately, I don’t like his landing spot as the Jets will likely have a new Head Coach next year, and they need to give him help.
Add in the signs of immaturity, and it would be best for the Jets to keep him on the bench for a season and out of the media’s focus. Consider it unlikely for that to happen, and we have to be a little concerned with how Smith will handle poor media attention in New York. Look to Smith no higher than the second round as a boom or bust option.
Tyler Wilson, OAK (4th RD) –
Wilson is likely to receive an opportunity to start in the second half of the season as the Raiders project to fall out of playoff contention by some point in November. It’s another rebuilding year in Oakland and Wilson has starter upside.
A talented young offense to work with, Wilson could stick as the starter if he flashes at the end of the year. At worst he’s likely to be a respectable backup in the NFL.
Matt Barkley, PHI (5th Round) –
Barkley will likely sit on the bench in his rookie season and might find himself inactive most weeks. Coming off a shoulder injury in college, it would be best for Coach Kelly to give his rookie quarterback a year to rehab, and hopefully work on his average arm-strength.
Mike Glennon, TB (5th Round) –
Coach Schiano talked about bringing in someone to challenge Josh Freeman and that’s why Mike Glennon was brought onto the team. Glennon isn’t likely to win the job, but he’s an interesting hold on your taxi squad for development, should Freeman fail to improve.
Ryan Nassib, NYG (6th Round) –
Before the draft I would’ve recommended you select Nassib over Glennon, Barkley and possibly Wilson but he’s stuck in a bad situation for the next few years.
If you own Eli Manning, Nassib is obviously worth a look but it may be a few years before he gets an opportunity as Manning is a durable quarterback.
Matt Scott, JAX (7th Round) –
This should be Blaine Gabbert’s final year in Jacksonville, or at least his last look as the starter on the team. While various draftniks and scouts have raved about Scott’s skill-set he will have to prove himself to earn a roster spot as a third string quarterback.
We could see him receive a chance to start later in the year, but it’s likely he will only earn a backup role in the NFL, long-term.
Landry Jones, PIT (7th Round) –
A possible replacement for Ben Roethlisberger, Jones is worth stashing on taxi squads, as Big Ben could go down with a major injury at any point.
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