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2013 NFK Draft: Todd McShay Released Grades On Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Mike Glennon & Tyler Wilson


ESPN draft expert Todd McShay spoke on the First Draft podcast this week, along with his co-worker Mel Kiper, and the draft guru gave up what his current grades on some of the 2013 NFL Draft’s top QBs are.

McShay was comparing this year’s draft to the the QB-rich 2012 draft that featured stars Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russel Wilson.

When I go back and look at the grades that I gave, Andrew Luck had a 99 out of 100. Robert Griffin III had a 98 our of 100. Ryan Tannehill, had a 94 grade. So those were my top three grades at QB last year and they were all off the board in the first ten picks.

So how does this year’s crop of signal callers stack up against last year’s?

This year, when I compare that class to this year’s group and what we’re dealing with, Geno Smith has my highest grade right now and it’s a 90. So it’s a fringe first, second round grade. Mike Glennon has an 87, Matt Barkely, has a, I’m sorry, 88, 87 range, both of them. And the fourth is Tyler Wilson at an 80. I have one fringe first-rounder in Geno Smith and two legitimate strong mid to early second-rounders and one fringe second rounder in Tyler Wilson.

It is important to remember that this is just one opinion and most draft experts tend to have very different views of certain players. Still, this is an early glimpse into how experts like Kiper and McShay view this year’s QB class.

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  • ArrowFan

    I call BS on Crapper.

  • shayaan

    in what universe is ryan tannehill a higher rated prospect than geno smith? smith is a more experienced passer (played QB since highschool and a three year starter at WVU, unlike tannehill who transitioned from TE to QB in college and started two years at QB) with better mechanics, accuracy, footwork, and just as strong of an arm. they played against a similar level of competition and smith put up much better numbers. the stats, the eye test from watching film on both.. i just don’t see any justification for rating tannehill higher.

    • Darkwolf1414

      Tannehill got pulled up in score due to Luck and RG3, I guess. I think you’re dead on. These guys can’t even keep their scouting criteria straight from year to year. That’s why their views are often so flawed.

    • micah stephenson

      Im trying to tell yall, Melon Head Kiper is washed up. he’s done. his word has no value on the streets.

  • GDL40

    Tannehill a 94 and Geno a 90 ????? !!!! I’m starting to think some of these guys, or so called “experts” have something personal against Geno. They really dont give him the credit he deserves. If Tannehill was picked in the top 10, then Geno can go #1 overall without it being a “reach” , who cares about these guys’ opinion, other “experts say Geno is worth the no. 1 spot so lets just get ourselves our QB of tje future and win us some football games!…. ‘nough said!

    • Danny W

      Yah Tannehill was in a rotation with another QB at his school and had to play wide out at some points. Geno Smith’s numbers are out of this world yet these idiots think he’s got problems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AmericanWolfx Michael Tavis

    I think its crazy Tannehill was rated higher than Geno. Though that is post combine so lets see what Geno is rated after the combine. Im guessing a 95.

    • Darkwolf1414

      That’s a fair view.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Gonna put Tannehill before Wilson? These so called “experts” need to learn more. Geno will be better then Tannehill if he’s got a talented team around him.

    • Darkwolf1414

      Right, where did these geniuses have Russell Wilson graded? He was a TOTAL surprise to a lot of people starting in the preseason. He came out of nowhere. Oh, I forgot, he’s not 6’4″ so he obviously can’t play QB.

      • Ron White

        If I remember correctly Wilson had a Third round grade by both of them. Just goes to show you how wrong they can be…

  • micah stephenson

    Didnt melon Head Kiper have Jimmy Cluasen rated as a 1,936,340 out of 100? lol

  • Joe Myers

    Its ok let um keep throwing that out their . When we pick geno number one I want him to come in with that fire in his eyes. But my question is why don’t they want the chiefs to have a great QB ? Could this have something to do with the Lamar hunt AFL vs NFL days .