If you’re a fan of NFL teams, the most interesting part of this weekend’s draft will be the selection of quarterbacks.
The draft is about picking a quarterback and there are plenty of candidates to go after in the first round, with some quarterbacks going top 10 and others going to the second or third round.
But there are also plenty of guys who you may not think are good enough to make a significant impact on the field.
Here are the 10 best NFL draft prospects who don’t fit the mold of typical prospects.1.
Aaron Murray, RB, Fresno StateThe Fresno State running back is a great athlete, but he has a long way to go before he can be considered a potential starter in the NFL.
Murray is a good fit for teams who value a runner with the size and speed to get open against defenses that play zone coverage.
Murray has good size and quickness for a runner who plays in a spread offense.
He is not a burner, but can put the ball in the hands of receivers who have good hands.
Murray is a very good pass catcher and should be a good option for teams looking to add a running back in the second round.2.
Ryan Anderson, QB, Eastern WashingtonWith the Eastern Washington offensive line struggling to find consistency and the offensive line being in flux, the Broncos need to move on from Brock Osweiler.
Anderson, a former four-star recruit who is entering his senior year of high school, has the skills to become a starting quarterback in the league.
He has shown good accuracy and is able to throw from a variety of positions.
Anderson is a smart passer who knows when to use his legs and when to put the football where it belongs.
The former five-star prospect is a quarterback who can be trusted with the ball and has shown the ability to throw deep.
Anderson could become a top-five pick in the draft, but it is a long shot.
He will have to overcome some struggles in his junior year to get to that point.3.
Jalin Marshall, WR, LouisvilleThe Cardinals are a longshot to select a receiver in the early rounds.
Marshall is a solid route runner who can make the play in space as a receiver.
He had a great senior year with 565 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Marshall has the speed and burst to play in the slot or in the outside receiver position, which is a position where he has excelled in college.
Marshall can run with power and catch the ball with his hands.
He may need to work on his route running and his consistency.4.
Jordan Matthews, WR/KR, Michigan StateWith all of the quarterbacks in this draft class, Matthews is the most intriguing prospect to watch.
He might be the best receiver available in this class, but Matthews is a more pure athlete.
Matthews is an elite athlete who can move well in space and run well with the football.
He can also make plays on the ball when he makes the correct read.
Matthews could be a solid top-5 pick in this year’s draft.5.
Jaylon Smith, QB/RB, Arizona StateThe Arizona State quarterback situation is in flux after the departures of Carson Palmer and Jeff Driskel, and with no true starter in place for the rest of the season, it could take a few years before the Sun Devils find a quarterback.
Smith could be the ideal quarterback for the Sun Devil offense if he finds a way to develop.
Smith is an athletic, quick-twitch quarterback with the arm strength and athleticism to succeed in the pro game.
He was a three-star quarterback recruit who could have been drafted as high as No. 2 overall.
He struggled with inconsistency in college and was inconsistent in the pros.
Smith’s pro career has been plagued by injury and he will need to be a better leader for the team.6.
Ryan Switzer, CB, Penn StateThe Penn State cornerback situation is very interesting.
Switzer was one of the top cornerbacks in the class but is no longer a true starter.
He played just nine games as a true freshman in 2017, and he missed five games in 2018.
Switzers success is dependent on the quarterback, but his production has not been impressive.
If he struggles with his ball skills, he will be a player who can struggle with the accuracy.7.
Justin Holley, DE, LSUThe LSU defensive line is an intriguing prospect for teams in need of an edge rusher.
Holley has the size, strength and quicknesses to be an effective edge rusher at the next level.
He needs to get stronger, but Holley is a tough player to knock off the field when he plays well.8.
Josh Allen, DE/OLB, AlabamaAllen is a versatile defensive end who has played all over the field, from the interior to the outside.
He excels in run defense and can be used as a pass rusher.
Allen is a physical, strong, athletic edge