If the Bears go looking for a quarterback in this years draft, chances are hes somewhere on this list. We combed the Internet so you didnt have to -- and well keep looking.
If youve got any tips, let us know.
Heres what we found:
The top dogs
Kyle Boller, 6-3, 220, Cal: After a so-so college career that ended with a good senior season, Boller started to show his stuff in the postseason all-star games. Has good size and one of the drafts strongest arms. Chances are hes available for the Bears picks in the second round.
Rex Grossman, 6-1, 215, Florida: He was a star in Steve Spurriers pass-oriented attack as a sophomore but didnt have quite as good a senior season. Hes not exceptionally mobile or big, but hes got the arm and the experience with the passing game. The Bears probably wouldnt take him at No. 4 and he likely wont be available when they pick again.
Ken Dorsey, 6-4, 190, Miami: Dorsey showed a lot of moxie and confidence in leading Miami in recent years, and you cant question the fact that hes a winner who played big in big games. But questions remain about his arm strength. Should be there in second and third rounds.
Kliff Kingsbury, 6-4, 210, Texas Tech: Finished the 2002 season with 5,017 yards passing to become only the third passer in NCAA history to pass 5,000 yards in a season. The others were BYUs Ty Detmer and Houstons David Klingler. But are those numbers so big only because of the system Kingsbury played in? Not likely to end up going in the first round, so the Bears could have a shot at him with a later pick.
Byron Leftwich, 6-6, 240, Marshall: Leftwich has the size and a big arm, but there are questions about his mobility and how well hed be able to handle the switch to a pro offense from a college offense that included a lot of throwing from a shotgun formation. Could be there for the Bears at No. 4.
Carson Palmer, 6-5, 220, USC: The Heisman Trophy winner came on strong during the 2002 season, but you have to figure he is squarely in the sights of the quarterback hungry Bengals.
Dave Ragone, 6-4, 252, Louisville: Another player with the size and arm strength to make it in the NFL. Played much of the last season with inexperienced line and receivers but still threw for more than 2,500 yards. A southpaw. Hard to say where he goes - but the bears may have a shot at him with their No. 2 pick.
Chris Simms, 6-4, 225, Texas: The son of former NFL QB Phil Simms has everything you need to make it as a pro. But questions remain about how he performs in big games. Another one whose draft position is hard to read - could go late in the first round and could still be there in the second.
Seneca Wallace, 5-10, 193, Iowa State: Wallace threw for more than 3,200 yards and has the kind of highlight-film athleticism that makes him difficult to ignore. But he isnt very big, and he finished with 18 interceptions in addition to 15 touchdown passes. Will his athletic ability push him up in the draft?
The best of the rest
Curt Anes, 6-2, 210, Grand Valley State: Led his team to the NCAA Division II national title after passing for 3,692 yards with 47 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also won the Harlon Hill Award, the Heisman for Division II players. Threw a TD pass for the East team in the East-West Shrine game. Remember Kenny Anderson - coming from Augustana to quarterback the Bengals? Will Anes do the same thing?
Brad Banks, 6-1, 200, Iowa: The AP Player of the Year had a dream season for the Cinderella Hawkeyes, throwing for 2,573 yards and 26 touchdowns. But his two teams two losses, to USC and Iowa State, he was overshadowed by ISUs Seneca Wallace and USCs Carson Palmer. May not go until the second day of the draft.
Marquel Blackwell, 6-1, 205, South Florida: Called possibly the nations most under appreciated player by CollegeFootballNews.com after leading the Bulls to a 9-2 record with 2,590 yards passing and 18 touchdowns with only three interceptions. He finished the season with 235 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the second longest streak in NCAA I-A history (behind Trent Dilfers 271).
Jason Gesser, 6-1, 200, Washington State: The Honolulu native, who went to the same high school as the Bears Olin Kreutz, threw for 3,408 yards and 28 touchdowns in leading the Cougars to the Pac-10 title in 2002. He owns school records for career passing yardage and touchdown passes. But this is the school that brought you Ryan Leaf. And Drew Bledsoe. Will be there in later rounds.
Tony Romo, 6-3, 220, Eastern Illinois: Threw for 2,648 yards and 31 touchdowns and was named winner of the Walter Payton Award as the MVP in Division I-AA football. Raider quarterback Rich Gannon came from Division I-AA Delaware.
Brian St. Pierre, 6-4, 217, Boston College: Named MVP in Motor City Bowl after throwing for 342 yards and 3 TDs. Finished with 2,641 yards passing, with 15 TDs and 17 interceptions.
Juston Wood, 6-1, 205, Portland State: Threw for 2,211 yards and 13 TDs as a senior after lighting it up for 3,200 yards and 23 TDs (with five interceptions) as a junior. Was the only non Division I-A player on the West team in the East-West Shrine Game but completed only 2-of-9 passes for 16 yards and had a fumble.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times