By comparison to the quarterback class of 2012, the class of 2013 is lackluster. There is no prospect who is rated anywhere near as highly as
3. Mike Glennon, North Carolina State, 6-7, 225: He's a stringbean of a quarterback and strictly a pocket passer. His lack of mobility could be an issue. "He got away with it in college, but it's different in the NFL," one general manager said. Some have compared him to
4. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, 6-2, 215: Wilson combines good footwork with a quick arm to make a lot of plays. His accuracy is up and down, and he has a bit of a gunslinger mentality. He has drawn comparisons to
5. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse, 6-2, 227: Nassib has enough arm strength, accuracy, poise, athleticism and intelligence to intrigue NFL teams. One front-office man compared him to
7. EJ Manuel, Florida State, 6-5, 237: He is as gifted as any quarterback in the draft, with great size, a strong arm and excellent movement skills. But he is a streaky passer who has been inconsistent with accuracy and decision-making. He has not responded well to pressure as often as he should have. He is the type of player who could blossom at the next level. "He might be better in another environment," a national scout said. "He could be worth taking a chance on."
9. Matt Scott, Arizona, 6-2, 213: He is an athletic, slightly undersized quarterback with an average arm. His accuracy is pretty good. His feet are a weapon, and he can throw on the move. Scott has a quick release. He doesn't have a lot of experience and has played mostly out of the shotgun.
10. Sean Renfree, Duke, 6-3, 219: Renfree has good arm strength and a good frame. His arm is his best selling point. His has NFL skills. He knows how to use the whole field. He has thrown way too many interceptions, however, and he makes too many risky throws.
11. Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio), 6-3, 231: He has an NFL body and delivers the ball impressively. He is a good athlete with some running ability. Some question his football character. The system at Miami did not challenge him as a passer the way he will be challenged in the pros. He helped himself with an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl but has not interviewed well, according to an NFL front-office man.
Ryan Griffin, Tulane
Jeff Tuel, Washington State
Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech
Alex Carder, Western Michigan
Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah
Nathan Stanley, Southeastern Louisiana
Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt
Matt Brown, Illinois State
The Bears have three quarterbacks on their roster but could choose another. They lost primary backup
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