The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books and now football fans are looking forward to the start of the regular season to see how their team’s newest players will contribute in year one.
While fans are enjoying the season, NFL scouts will be traveling across the nation to see some of the top college quarterbacks play in person.
Who are some of the signal-callers who the NFL will be keeping a close eye on?
According to ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha, the quarterbacks who are already on NFL radars are USC’s Cody Kessler, Cal’s Jared Goff, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones.
There is much more talent in next year’s crop of quarterbacks than there was in 2015, so it will be interesting to see where they all fall.
Hackenberg, Cook and Goff appear to be high first-round picks at this point in the year, but a lot can change.
Perhaps the most surprising name on the list is Carson Wentz of North Dakota State, but the Bisons quarterback has a NFL body — 6-foot-6, 231-pounds — and is expected to bring home player of the year honors at the FCS level.
Of course, plenty of quarterbacks will have their stock improve and decrease throughout the season, but this is the list of names you should start paying close attention to now if you are a fan of a quarterback-needy team.
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