By Len Pasquarelli
The Sports Xchange
More than 10 months before the 2013 draft, some analysts, including those from NFLDraftScout.com, have begun prognosticating about the quarterbacks who could be selected in the first round of next year's lottery.
The consensus, albeit perilously early, includes Matt Barkley (Southern Cal, just about everyone's possible overall No. 1 pick), Tyler Bray (Tennessee), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas). Other highly regarded prospects are West Virginia's Geno Smith, Aaron Murray of Georgia and E.J. Manuel of Florida State.
And then there is the passer several NFL college scouts have characterized as "a wild card" for the first round: Zach Mettenberger of LSU.
The redshirt junior, who will be in his second season with coach Les Miles, after originally beginning his college career at Georgia and then spending a season at Butler (Kan.) Community College, is hardly anonymous. He has been pegged by NFLDra...