In our third and final installment of potential 2011 NFL Draft early entries, we take a look at the quarterbacks. In 2010, only 15 quarterbacks were drafted. If you come out early, you better be sure you are a top pick, or suffer the fate of Jimmy Clausen...or worse, Jevan Snead.
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas - I may be in the minority on this one, but in my opinion Mallett is a top quarterback prospect for 2011 and will wind up being the #1 overall pick in next year's draft. He has a cannon for an arm and will likely throw for over 3000 yards and 30 touchdowns once again. Probability of Return: 20% Impact: Tyler Wilson
Andrew Luck, Stanford - Considered by some to be the top quarterback prospect for 2011. If you've watched a Cardinal game or two, it doesn't take long to see why. He throws the ball effortlessly and has great footwork for a guy of his size. Playing in a pro-style offense also doesn't hurt. Without Toby Gerhart to hand-off to, look for Luck to put it in the air more in 2010. Probability of Return: 20% Impact: Josh Nunes
Blaine Gabbert, Missouri - Some in Columbia might say the former 5-star recruit was a bit of a disappointment last year. I say those fans are spoiled. Don't be fooled, Gabbert has NFL size and arm strength, and with a year of experience under his belt, his NFL talent will shine through. Probability of Return: 75% Impact: Jimmy Costello
Kellen Moore, Boise St. - There is arguably not a more accurate quarterback in the country than Moore. He has 66.7 career completion percentage and 5:1 touchdown to INT ratio. At only 6-foot tall, he's going to have to overcome the stigma that is attached to all "short" quarterbacks. Probability of Return: 85% Impact: Joe Southwick...the future of the Broncos
Terrelle Pryor, Ohio St. - Pryor is the flier of the group. He's already said he has no plans of entering the draft next year, but what do you expect him to say? If he continues to develop as a passer he could be a #1 pick in 2012. However, a strong 2011 and the temptation to bolt early may be too great. Probability of Return: 75% Impact: Joe Bauserman & Kenny Guiton
Keeper league owner's of the above players and those featured in the running back and wide receiver should prepare themselves in the event their fantasy stud bolts early. Take a look at our keeper list in our draft kit and the blogs below.
Keeper Picks From the Blogs: ACC Keepers - Big Ten Keepers - Big 12 Keepers - Pac-10 Keepers - SEC Keepers