Height, weight: 6-2, 214 pounds
Projection: First round
Strengths: Played in a pro-ready offense, accurate, reads through his progressions, good decision-maker.
Weaknesses: Questions about durability (although he didn’t miss a game at Louisville) and arm strength.
The skinny: Don’t buy any “unnamed” one-source stories, and there have been plenty about Bridgewater in a negative light. He edges out Bortles and Manziel and would be a steal if he falls out of the top 10.
School: Central Florida
Height, weight: 6-5, 232
Projection: First round
Strengths: Has size of a prototypical quarterback, mobile and can extend plays, can fit throws in tight spots.
Weaknesses: Raw, footwork in pocket, deep-ball accuracy.
The skinny: Bortles isn’t ready to start yet, but he has the highest ceiling. For that reason, he’ll be the first quarterback taken at No. 3 by Jacksonville or No. 4 by Cleveland.
School: Texas A&M
Height, weight: 6-0, 207
Projection: First round
Strengths: Outstanding athlete, dynamic, can extend plays with his feet, competitor, accurate, impressive leadership.
Weaknesses: Height, leaves pocket too early, improviser, off-the-field distractions.
The skinny: Manziel is the most exciting player in the draft, but nobody knows how he will translate to the NFL. That won’t hold “Johnny Football’’ back, though, and Cleveland needs him.
School: Fresno State
Height, weight: 6-2, 214
Projection: Late first round
Strengths: Good arm, good release with a tight spiral, athletic, accurate on short and immediate throws, mature.
Weaknesses: Decision-making, questionable deep ball, poor competition in Mountain West.
The skinny: Carr’s stock continues to rise. He won’t be the top overall pick like his brother, David, but Arizona at No. 20 is a good fit.
Height, weight: 6-3, 220
Projection: Day 2 pick
Strengths: Proven national champion, played in pro-style offense, decent arm strength, leader, game manager.
Weaknesses: Deep-ball accuracy, not a good athlete, played with elite offensive talent.
The skinny: McCarron is intriguing. If the Vikings select a defensive player in the first round, McCarron is an adequate quarterback in the second or third round.
School: Eastern Illinois
Height, weight: 6-2, 226
Projection: Day 2 pick.
Strengths: Quick and clean release, throws a good ball, can stand tall in the pocket, athletic enough to evade defenders, smart decision-maker.
Weakness: Gets happy feet and pats ball in the pocket, doesn’t read through progressions, lacks awareness in the pocket, played at FCS level, deep-ball accuracy.
The skinny: Some think Garoppolo will sneak into the first round, but that’s hard to see. He’ll need some work but can start in the NFL.
Height, weight: 6-1, 207
Projection: Fourth or fifth round
Strengths: Good leader, four-year experience created good timing with receivers, good football IQ.
Weaknesses: Inconsistent under pressure, size, known to make costly mistakes in big games, coming off ACL surgery.
The skinny: Murray’s durability is concerning even after his Pro Day last week. He was having a great senior season until his injury. He could be targeted by teams looking to draft two quarterbacks.
Height, weight: 6-5, 224
Projection: Fourth or fifth round
Strengths: Has size of prototypical quarterback, can withstand pressure in the pocket, ran pro-style offense under former NFL offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Weaknesses: Poor awareness in the pocket, doesn’t read through his progressions, locks on receivers, poor deep-ball accuracy, prone to underthrow balls, coming off ACL surgery, character issues off the field.
The skinny: NFL general managers, head coaches and offensive coordinators are going with history here and want to take a shot on Mettenberger, a quarterback with the ideal size. Don’t believe the hype. If he gets picked any higher than Day 3, it’s a huge risk.
School: Virginia Tech
Height, weight: 6-6, 248
Projection: Fifth through seventh round
Strengths: Strong, athletic and versatile, has size of prototypical quarterback, strongest arm in the draft, tough, embraces physicality, started 40 consecutive games.
Weaknesses: Inconsistent, inaccurate, poor mechanics, puts the ball in jeopardy (29 interceptions in past two seasons), didn’t improve his senior season.
The skinny: Thomas’ past two seasons were anything but pretty, but he’s worth a look if a team wants to draft two quarterbacks. Worst case, he switches positions (tight end maybe?), but he’s too athletic not to take late in Day 3.
Height, weight: 6-4, 228
Projection: Fourth through seventh round
Strengths: Has size of prototypical quarterback, live arm, good release, played under center at Pitt.
Weakness: Inaccurate, inconsistent, doesn’t read through progressions, bad decision-maker, will turn 24 on Saturday and needs a few years to develop.
The skinny: He’s the latest flavor of the month, following Mettenberger as ideal-sized quarterbacks that some think could go in the second round. Proceed with caution and don’t draft before Day 3. That’s how general managers get fired.
Notable Day 3 QBs: Keith Wenning, Ball State; Tajh Boyd, Clemson; David Fales, San Jose State; Garrett Gilbert, Southern Methodist; Connor Shaw, South Carolina
|Toronto - LP: M. Stroman||2||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: W. Chen||5|
|Washington - WP: S. Strasburg||4||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: E. Santana||2|
|Miami - WP: S. Dyson||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Familia||5|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Kelley||0||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Peralta||1|
|Cincinnati - LP: P. Villarreal||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: H. Rondon||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Petricka||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: W. Davis||4|
|Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister||1||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: C. McHugh||3|
|Detroit - WP: K. Ryan||8||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Fien||6|
|Los Angeles||11||Top 9th Inning|
|San Francisco||2||Top 8th Inning|
|Seattle||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Philadelphia||0||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Tampa Bay||9/18/14 7:25 PM|
|San Diego||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Dallas||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Washington||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Houston||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Minnesota||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Tennessee||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Baltimore||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Green Bay||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Indianapolis||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Oakland||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||9/21/14 3:05 PM|
|Denver||9/21/14 3:25 PM|
|Kansas City||9/21/14 3:25 PM|
|Pittsburgh||9/21/14 7:30 PM|
|(5) Auburn||9/18/14 6:30 PM|
|(20) Kansas State|
|Connecticut||9/19/14 7:00 PM|
|Old Dominion||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Troy||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Georgia Tech||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Eastern Mich||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|(11) Michigan State|
|Iowa||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Bowling Green||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Maryland||9/20/14 11:30 AM|
|Tulane||9/20/14 11:30 AM|
|Hawaii||9/20/14 1:00 PM|
|Marshall||9/20/14 1:00 PM|
|North Carolina||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Army||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Virginia||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|(6) Texas A&M||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Rutgers||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Central Mich||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Utah||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Florida||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Louisville||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Indiana||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|San Jose St||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Texas State||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Massachusetts||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Georgia State||9/20/14 5:00 PM|
|Appalachian St||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Miss State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Northern Ill||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Middle Tennessee||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Utah State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Miami-Ohio||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Idaho||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Ball State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|(14) So Carolina||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|(4) Oklahoma||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|Ga Southern||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|UNLV||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|(22) Clemson||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|(1) Florida State|
|Miami-Florida||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|New Mexico||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|New Mexico St|
|California||9/20/14 9:00 PM|
|Louisiana||9/20/14 9:30 PM|
|(2) Oregon||9/20/14 9:30 PM|
|San Diego St||9/20/14 9:30 PM|
|Toronto||9/19/14 9:00 PM|
|Edmonton||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Calgary||9/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Ottawa||9/21/14 3:00 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|
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