Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/22/13
The NFL Draft makes or breaks franchises and jobs. The prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft class are unique in that the defensive side of the ball dominates the talent.There are many quarterback needy teams in the top half of the draft that need young QBs to take the reins of their franchise. Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Ryan Nassib, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley, and Landry Jones all have the skill set to be top signal callers given the right situation and time.As the NFL trend of starting rookie quarterbacks from day one widens across the league, these guys should be tossed into the fire early. Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, and Russell Wilson drastically altered the course of their respective franchises. Other clubs hope to follow their examples.A fantastic class of offensive and defensive lineman lead the way with play makers on defense loading the class. A mediocre class of running backs and receivers should cause the top half of the first round to be defense heavy. The NFL Draft is where franchises can turn it around or continue in a tail spin. Just ask Washington, Indianapolis, and Seattle.
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