The NFL draft and the anticipation of it represents my favorite part of the NFL’s offseason. Regardless of how good or bad the team you follow happens to be, the draft is an event that yields optimism, opportunity and plenty of room for speculation.
Also, the draft and the anticipation of it provides us with lots of work – from updating Mock Madness to answering fan questions via the Monday Morning Mailbag.
And speaking of the Monday Morning Mailbag, the most frequently-asked question I receive each week is generally about a QB in this year’s draft class and whether or not he might end up with the Vikings when the draft is over. I do my best to answer the question intelligently while also giving my personal opinion or preference.
But there are a couple of other football followers whose opinions I respect that have opinions on this year’s crop of QBs.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, who analyzes Vikings preseason games on TV, has his list of this year’s top 5 QBs listed here on NFL.com. Also, Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden has studied the top 4 QB prospects in this year’s draft closely. You can read his written assessment of those players here and you can also tune in to ESPN tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT to watch Gruden’s QB Camp, a SportsCenter special that will show behind-the-scenes footage of Gruden meeting with each of the top 4 QB prospects.
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