NFLPA: The Quarterbacks

QB is a position that is always hotly debated heading in to the draft. FOXSportsNext takes a look at the five gunslingers participating in the 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, who are all fighting for a chance to make a NFL roster.

National Team QBs

#10 Jacory Harris (6'3/195, Miami)
Current Draft Projection:
Undrafted Free Agent (UFA)

Notes: Harris will be looking to force himself up the big board with a strong showing. He needs to come in bigger than his current listed 195 pounds and prove that he can be more consistent than his 48 career college interceptions might suggest. Hot name of the group, because he could really leap up with a strong showing.

#12 G.J. Kinne (6'2/215, Tulsa)
Current Draft Projection:

Notes: Kinne has always been a great leader on the field and produces wins. He seems to struggle at times against the quicker defenses and when he is under pressure his first inclination is to pull the ball down and run – something he has been used to doing since his high school days. He does have a good arm and a high level of athleticism.

American Team QBs

#10 Bo Levi Mitchell (6'2/210, Eastern Washington)
Current Draft Projection:

Notes: Right now Mitchell is towards the bottom of a QB board and to work himself in to the draft mox he needs to really shine. He had a great 2011 season, completing almost 64% of his passes for over 4,000 yards, but the FCS star will have to have a big NFLPA week.

#11 Nick Stephens (6'3/225, Tarleton State)
Current Draft Projection:

Notes: After signing with Tennessee out of high school Stephens, who does have nice size and a good arm, flourished on the field at Tarleton State as a senior. Scouts will likely still pop in his tapes from SEC competition where he posted five scores and four interceptions.

#12 Jarrett Lee (6'2/205, LSU)
Current Draft Projection:

Notes: No other quarterback can boast an undefeated record. Outside of losing his spot as a starter, he outshone Jordan Jefferson in every major quarterback category at LSU this season. He is not quick on his feet and struggles getting away from pressure, which hurts his draftability.


Jacory Harris: Common sense says to pick Kinne – he has the arm. But if Harris comes in to the game in-shape and ready to go he could be a high completion percentage away from jumping up to a third-string type of projection to an NFL back-up.

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