Featured Sportsbooks

2006 NFL Draft QB Rankings

Top QB Prospects for the 2006 NFL Draft

1) Matt Leinart USC

Positives

• Makes outstanding and effective decisions even when under pressure from defenders.
• Better than average arm strength
• Good size and height for the quarterback position
• Very accurate passer
• Of the leader mentality, a natural born winner, won’t settle for anything but a win
• Gets rid of the ball quickly due to short, crisp throwing motion
• High release point on his throws, passes rarely get batted down, plus wide receivers love the high release point.
• Already did well in an NFL style offense in USC system


Negatives

• Lacks foot speed to break away from defenders
• His stats and numbers could be inflated due to one of the best offensive lines and group of running backs at his disposal at USC

Draft Outlook

Should be the #1 quarterback taken in the draft by either the number 2 pick (if another team strikes a deal with the Saints) or by the Titans at number 3.

 

2) Jay Cutler Vanderbilt

Positives

• Big, strong, and athletic, good arm strength, can bench press 400 pounds
• Great improvisational skills to get out of trouble with accuracy on the run
• Iron man, only missed one game in College playing behind an under average offensive line at Vanderbilt
• Shows great poise in pressure and late game situations
• Great pocket presence
• Great field vision

Negatives

• Often forces balls into coverage, can’t do that in the NFL
• Only 11-34 as a starter, although not much talent at Vanderbilt
• Slow release

Draft Outlook

Look for Cutler to either go to Arizona at number 10 or Oakland at number 7 if the Raiders decide to make a dumb move and draft offensive talent when they desperately need defensive players, if they pass on Vince Young.

 

3) Vince Young Texas

Positives

• Quick and accurate release point
• Sees the field very well
• Tremendous scrambling ability, very elusive, able to make the first and second guy miss
• Proven Winner
• Steps up when game is on the line

Negatives

• Side arm delivery
• Texas shotgun style offense not run by any NFL team gave him ability to make quick decisions
• Doesn’t protect football

Draft Outlook

Will most likely be the second quarterback taken at number 7 by the Raiders unless someone moves up to try and get him.

 

4) Brodie Croyle Alabama

Positives

• Makes great accurate throws, already NFL caliber type passer
• True pocket passer
• Quick release and fast throwing motion limits turnovers
• Tremendous arm strength

Negatives

• Size is a little below average
• Is brittle, injured in 2003 and 2004 at Alabama
• Release point is low
• Slow player, lacks agility to make lineman miss

Draft Outlook

Brodie will probably go in the second round. Baltimore at #44 is a possibility and if they pass Minnesota who selects 4 picks later could be Mr. Croyle's future home.

 

5) Omar Jacobs Bowling Green

Positives

• Great size and arm strength
• Good speed and foot work
• Gets set quickly and has great pocket presence
• Very accurate and leads his receivers well

Negatives

• Mechanics could use work
• Field vision and ability to read defenses not as good as the top 4 QB's
• Like Vince Young comes from shotgun style offense, will take time to learn NFL style

Draft Outlook

Omar could probably go as high as a late second round pick all the way to a 4th round selection. Possible teams looking for a second tier quarterback would be Dallas, Baltimore, Minnesota, Arizona, and Philadelphia.


Maddux Sports is the one authority in the sports handicapping industry. Visit us for football picks and NFL draft information.

 

NFL Betting Information

Here is some more great NFL Betting Information in addtion to the football betting pages listed at the top right of the page we offer to surfers at Maddux Sports. Click on any of the football links to help increase your knowledge and winning percentage this season.

NFL Picks at Maddux Sports!

  • 20 Time Ultimate Handicapping Champion.
  • Well Respected Name in the Industry.
  • One of the few services that actually wins for their clients.
  • Highest Client Renewal Rate In the Industry.
  • Our Handicappers Bet The Same Games They Give Out.
Sports Betting Blog