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The RotoViz Staff 2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Quarterback Rankings

The NFL combine and pro days are in the books. We’ve compiled scout-based rookie rankings. And we’ve created or updated predictive models for QB success, RB success, WR success, and TE success. Now it’s time for the RotoViz analysts to compile our pre-draft rookie quarterback rankings.

Pre-Draft Rookie Quarterback Rankings

These ranks were compiled over the past week by our group of analysts. After rankings were submitted, those ranks were scored using the same methodology as the RotoViz Scouting Index.

Patrick MahomesQB1
Mitchell TrubiskyQB2
Deshaun WatsonQB3
DeShone KizerQB4
Brad KaayaQB5
Davis WebbQB6
Nathan PetermanQB7
Joshua DobbsQB8
Chad KellyQB9
Jerod EvansQB10
Seth RussellQB11
C.J. BeathardQB12
Alek TorgersenQB13
Zach TerrellQB14

QB Tiers

Here’s how the top rookie QBs fared on the basis of their positional scores.


Patrick Mahomes and Mitchell Trubisky form a clear top tier. There’s a significant drop-off to Deshaun Watson and then a smaller drop-off to DeShone Kizer.

RSI vs. RotoViz

This table compares each QBs rank in the RotoViz Scouting Index to our internal Rookie Rankings. You can sort by the “Difference” column to see which players we like more or less than the scouting community.

Patrick Mahomes413
Mitchell Trubisky220
Deshaun Watson13-2
DeShone Kizer34-1
Brad Kaaya550
Davis Webb660
Nathan Peterman770
Joshua Dobbs981
Chad Kelly1091
Jerod Evans810-2
Seth Russell12111
C.J. Beathard1112-1
Alek Torgersen13130
Zach Terrell14140

We’ll have more analysis in the days to come. For now, click the “2017 NFL  Draft” tag below this article to see all our pre-draft work to date.

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