At least three quarterbacks could go in the first round.
Included in measurables are height, weight, age they turn this year (if available) and 40-yard-dash time. Players are listed at the position they are projected to play in the 3-4 scheme that the Chiefs run.
1. JARED GOFF, California
Measurables: 6-4, 215, 22, 4.82
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Bio: Three-year starter who completed 341 of 529 passes (64.5 percent) for 4,719 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2015. Rushed 56 times for minus-8 yards and zero touchdowns. Declared after true junior season.
Consensus: Quick, decisive and accurate with good footwork. Throws with anticipation and throws a nice ball with touch. Has experience using full-field reads. Courageous in the pocket and has taken punishment, though he occasionally throws off his back foot in an attempt to get the ball out. Reportedly a quick study with strong family support. Deep ball accuracy can be uneven. Hand size (9 inches) is borderline; cold-weather teams will take this into account. Operated primarily out of shotgun; will have to learn how to operate from under center.
2. CARSON WENTZ, North Dakota State
Measurables: 6-5, 237, 24, 4.77
Bio: Two-year starter who completed 130 of 208 passes (62.5 percent) for 1,651 yards, 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in 2015 despite a broken wrist that kept him out eight weeks. Rushed 63 times for 294 yards and five touchdowns.
Consensus: Has very good size and arm strength. Is comfortable moving in the pocket and is athletic enough to be a factor as a red-zone runner. Very good athlete for the position; tested well in the 40, broad jump (118 inches) and three-cone (6.86). Has shown the ability to extend plays. Smart, competitive and plays with swagger. Has a presence; rose to the occasion at the Senior Bowl and has delivered in big moments. Needs to do a better job of throwing with anticipation. Comes from a pro-style system. Has done a lot of winning in college; comes from a program that has won five straight national championships. Has fumbled 10 times the last two seasons.
3. PAXTON LYNCH, Memphis
Measurables: 6-7, 244, 22, 4.86
Bio: Three-year starter who completed 296 of 443 passes (66.8 percent) for 3,776 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2015. Rushed 87 times for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Declared after redshirt junior season.
Consensus: Superb combination of size and athleticism; tested well in the vertical (36 inches) and broad jump (118 inches). Might need some time to sit on the bench and develop; operated primarily out of the shotgun and has yet to learn the intricacies of a pro-style system. Raw talent with tremendous size, an excellent arm and a surprisingly quick release for his size. Great athlete. Could be a Joe Flacco-type with more mobility; shows natural running skills and is willing to drop his shoulder to complete runs. Seems to have a amiable, very likable personality. Compares himself to Cam Newton. Plays with enthusiasm.
4. CONNOR COOK, Michigan State
Measurables: 6-4, 217, 23, 4.79
Bio: Three-year starter who completed 229 of 408 passes (56.1 percent) for 3,131 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2015. Rushed 52 times for 56 yards and zero touchdowns.
Consensus: Possesses good size. Very polished; had a 34-5 career record as a starter. Played in a pro-style system and has reportedly shown the ability to make changes at the line of scrimmages. Has made some big-boy throws. Short-range accuracy must improve, but he generally does a nice job taking care of the football. Completion percentage is a concern; didn’t throw the abundance of easy screens most quarterbacks do, but that number will have be higher in the pros. Teams will dig into his character after he was curiously not named a team captain in 2015.
5. CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG, Penn State
Measurables: 6-4, 223, 21, 4.78
Bio: Three-year starter who completed 192 of 359 passes (53.5 percent) for 2,525 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2015. Rushed 66 times for minus-80 yards and two touchdowns. Declared after true junior season.
Consensus: Is young for a prospect. Good athlete; better than you’d think. Posted solid 40-yard and three-cone times. Prototype size. Hand size is borderline (9 inches). Very good arm strength. Played in Bill O’Brien’s pro-style system as a freshman. Took a step back after a promising freshman year when O’Brien left to coach the Houston Texans. Struggles with the strike zone; accuracy wavers. Completion percentage is poor. Footwork is inconsistent. Took a beating in his career, was sacked more than 100 times in three years.
Others to watch: Jacoby Brissett, North Carolina State; Kevin Hogan, Stanford; Cardale Jones, Ohio State; Cody Kessler, Southern California; Dak Prescott, Mississippi State.
7.5-7.1: Top 10 pick
6.8: Top half of the second
6.7: Bottom half of the second
6.6: Top half of the third
6.5: Bottom half of the third
6.4: Fourth round pick
6.3: Fifth-round pick
6.2: Sixth-round pick
6.1: Seventh-round pick
6.0: Priority free agent
NOTE: All rankings are based on a combination of extensive personal film study, interviews conducted with draft analysts and information gleaned from NFL Network draft broadcasts. Evaluations are cross-checked with multiple draft resources. Measurements and testing results are from the combine and pro days, according to NFL.com. Grades are assigned based on where each player could be drafted.