Saturday is the on-field workout for quarterbacks at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine (watch live on NFL Network, starting at 9 a.m. ET), and NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that all of the top QB prospects intend to take part in the throwing drills at Lucas Oil Stadium.
As a whole, this quarterback class is generally viewed as intriguing -- but without the kind of top-end talent that last year's crop had in Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook lead the way for first-round consideration, while guys like Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones, Dak Prescott and Kevin Hogan could be in the mix on Day 2 of April's draft.
With the uncertainty surrounding this group, which QB intrigues you the most -- taking into account the potential price in draft currency?
To be honest, the kid doesn't get enough credit for keeping his commitment to Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky scandal and for grinding it out with an underwhelming supporting cast. Hackenberg likely became a tougher player after what he went through in college. If he can prove that his skill set remains impressive, Hackenberg could have a much brighter future at the next level than people realize.
Not to mention, Wentz has the size and skill set NFL teams are looking for.
Marcus Mariota, Lynch worked mostly out of the shotgun in college, so, in Saturday's field workout, we'll see if he can take the ball from under center and still look as athletic. If he can do all of that, then he can establish himself as a mid-first-round pick.
There might be better quarterback prospects in this draft, but a few years from now, Prescott could look like the best value relative to where he's chosen.
But, what's the adage? If a QB is not accurate in college, it doesn't usually get better in the NFL, when the coverage ability improves and the windows get narrower. His completion percentage was low for today's football in college. Will I ignore my own reminder about the accuracy adage and buy into this young man?! We'll see as the process goes on, because I know that I want to do exactly that (buy into him).