Is Clausen ready for the NFL?

Who are the top quarterbacks in the 2010 NFL Draft?  Brent Sobleski gives his insight on the fifteen players at the position he thinks could be selected throughout the seven rounds in April.  Brent also adds extended comments for all his picks.

RankFull NameSchoolRndComments
1Jimmy ClausenNotre Dame1A lightning rod for controversy, Clausen has all the tangibles and intangibles need to be the top signal caller drafted.   He hails from a pro system where he showed to be very accurate and not turnover prone.   He fits balls into the tightest of windows.   He continually brought his team back from deficits and played through injury.    His physical upside and off the field attitude are somewhat questionable, but Jimmy Clausen is certainly a better prospect than his predecessor at Notre Dame.
2Sam BradfordOklahoma1The ever present arm injury will continue to play a factor in this prospect’s draft status.   Once he is medically cleared and is allowed to fully participate in throwing drills for his pro day, then Sam Bradford has the potential of reclaiming the top spot in this category.
3Tony PikeCincinnati2-3Long, lean, accurate, tough, superb footwork, willing to stare down an oncoming blitzing defender and still deliver a soft catchable ball.  Tony Pike has almost all of the qualities needed to be considered the best of the next batch of quarterback prospects in this draft class.
4Colt McCoyTexas2-3If not for his recent arm injury, McCoy’s eventual draft status would be much more enticing.   Instead this prolific collegiate passer will fall further than his wonderful career statistics would indicate.  Colt McCoy is athletic and accurate but lacks true down the field arm strength.   In the right system, he could eventually become a steal.
5Jarrett BrownWest Virginia3-4A one year starter with ample upside.   Brown has shown more in one season as a passer than Pat White did in his four years at West Virginia.   Brown is bigger, a very good athlete in his own right, and has a very strong and explosive arm.    As he develops past his first year as a starter, he can look to overcome his faulty decision making and turnovers.
6Tim TebowFlorida3Eventually someone will be willing to take a chance on this highly debated prospect.   He obviously has an impressive body of work.   He does have the physical tools to be an NFL quarterback.   His technique and lack of traditional pocket presence will continually be a work in progress.   In the end, one team will fall in love with his demeanor and attitude and take said chance.
7Mike KafkaNorthwestern4-5Somewhat of a sleeper, Mike Kafka improved greatly in his first full year as a starter.  He has a nice feel for the passing game, very good footwork in the pocket, athletic, and accurate.   And as his bowl game performance would indicate, he is not afraid to sling the football all over the field.
8Sean CanfieldOregon St.4-5One of the few prospects coming out of a system that can be loosely described as a “pro system”.   Canfield shows nice anticipation on this throws, which helps to overshadow a less than stellar arm.  He really improved in his final campaign with the Beavers and became a legitimate quarterback prospect.
9Dan LeFevourC. Michigan5-6Overrated due to a highly decorated and productive career for the Chippewas.   As a passer, this is generally where LeFevour would rank.  His technique is suspect, he does not have a great feel for a traditional passing game, and his collegiate system definitely played to all of his strengths.   He is athletic, a good leader, and a better person off the field; and that will drive his stock past where he should be legitimately selected.
10Jevon SneadMississippi5-6All the talent in the world, yet never showed the consistency to live up to the expectations placed upon this prospect entering this season.   Would have benefited from returning to school, winning the QB job outright, and display improvement on his accuracy and decision making.
11Jonathan CromptonTennessee6-7Another with a very good arm, prototypical size, yet never showed the consistency needed from the position.    It should be noted Crompton did improve as his senior season progressed and finished with 6 interceptions in his final ten games under center.   A number he replicated in Tennessee’s first three contests alone.
12Levi BrownTroy7-FAA strong GMAC Bowl performance helped put this prospect on the map.  A transfer from Richmond, Brown came into Troy and became a two year starter, breaking multiple school records.  Having started 23 games for the Trojans, Brown only threw 12 interceptions over said time.
13John SkeltonFordham7-FABig, very strong arm, lightning release.  All the tools necessary to make the jump from a small college atmosphere to the NFL.   Questions have arisen about work ethic, ability to buckle down, and learn the game thus improving his woeful inaccuracy at times.
14Zac RobinsonOklahoma St,7-FASolid dual threat signal caller who put together an impressive career while for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  A marginal prospect with some tools that can make a squad and develop into a fine backup.  His numbers did dip as a senior due to being asked to do more than he was capable.
15Armanti EdwardsApp. State7-FAA four year starter for the Mountaineers, Edwards is a wildcat/athlete option at the next level.   This quarterback was very successful at the FCS level winning championships, numerous individual awards, and setting records.   His athleticism should project him elsewhere, but his talent should not go unnoticed.