Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/12
So far this season, the supposed top quarterbacks of this year’s 2013 NFL Draft have been a major disappointment, starting with the top quarterback, Geno Smith.Geno SmithDespite Geno Smith being the number one quarterback in this year’s draft, he still is no top ten quarterback. After the 8 touchdown Baylor game that put him on the mainstream radar, Smith has produced mediocre numbers against mediocre teams. When faced talented teams on defense, Smith has struggled, and has thrown five interceptions in his last four games. Smith may be taken in the top five, but it will be based off need, not talent, as Smith is a top 25 talent at best.Matt BarkleyThe worst drop off quarterback has been USC's Matt Barkley by a long shot. Barkley has disappointed in all categories, and has been lackluster in accomplishing expectations. Barkley has thrown nine interceptions in his last four games, and has in turn lost three out of those four. Barkley's decision making has been exposed as embarrassing, and his team has suffered because of it. Barkley has two of the best wide receivers in the nation, yet cannot take advantage of this. Some, including myself now no longer agree that Barkley is a first round talent, yet will be mistakenly been taken high in the draft based on need of the position.Tyler WilsonArkansas' Tyler Wilson needed to step up as the number three quarterback in this class, and had that expectation all throughout the season. Wilson to say the least has failed to make expectations.   Wilson has thrown seven interceptions in his last four games, and like Barkley, has lost his last three. Wilson has had t play fairly simple defenses, and yet has managed to turn the ball over to nearly all of them. Wilson has potential to be worked on, however, has shown his flaws, and exposed them several times to NCAA defenses, and soon, the NFL's.
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