The_Coach: Jacob Dolegala (Central Connecticut State)
No, Jacob Dolegala isn’t the main attraction of the quarterback group for the 2019 NFL Draft, but he’s a sleeper talent who’s name has been creeping up draft boards, as the 6’ 6”, 235-pound gunslinger continues to impress NFL scouts. Obviously, Dolegala’s frame is what stands out first to anyone watching him play, but his natural throwing motion and control of an offense is what helped him to break most of the passing records in the Blue Devils program and become one of the trendiest FCS prospects available. In his time at Central Connecticut State, Dolegala threw for 8,129 yards and 48 touchdowns, with an extremely accurate 57.6% completion percentage.
Ross Parker: Jarrett Stidham (Auburn)
Stidham is a QB who fell victim to both lackluster play and insufficient help on offense. After a great 2017 season, many expected Stidham to take a big step forward and emerge as the #1 QB in this draft class. This didn’t happen, as Auburn as a whole disappointed and Stidham stagnated in his development instead of taking another step forward.
I still believe that there is a great quarterback in Stidham and am banking on the coaching and talent in the NFL to get him to the next level people were looking for. His athletic traits and overall technique as a quarterback are everything you’d want out of a prospect. Not to mention, he throws one of the prettiest deep balls of any dude in this class. If Stidham finds himself on a team like the Chargers, Packers, Patriots or even a team like the Broncos where he can sit and learn for a few years, he can become a very successful QB at the next level. I think around the beginning of round three would be good value for a player like Stidham to be picked.
Travis Johannes: Marcus McMaryion (Fresno State)
Am I pandering to the pro OSU crowd? Maybe? Is Marcus going to get drafted? Highly unlikely. But he is my favorite QB in this class cause whatever go Beavs! I do often wonder who would occupy the head coach’s office in the Valley Football Center had Marcus stayed at OSU. After Luton went down against WSU would we have seen the same resurgence we saw when he started in 2016? Who knows, but I was very excited to see him end his collegiate career with success at Fresno State.