Time to compare this years crop of college QB's to those who went before them:
Andrew Luck: Could be the next Peyton Manning. Both QB's have incredible ability to put the ball in the hands of their receiver at any spot on the field. Beyond that both QB's are more cerebral than their peers, spending hours analyzing film and breaking opposing defenses so as to not just outperform but also outthink their opponents. One doesn't get an architechture degree from Stanford without being pretty darn smart.
Kellen Moore: Compares with Joe Montana. Now don't get bent out of shape, I don't expect Moore to have a pro career like Montana's, but they compare in this way: MOore should exceed the expectations put upon him, just as Montana did. Montana was a 3rd round pick, with only moderate arm strength. Moore is not projected by "the experts" as a high draft pick and one of the reasons is criticism of his arm strength. But like Montana, Moore's arm is strong enough to get the ball into the hands of his receivers. Also Montana was the best at checking off his first and second targets and finally finding the open third (or even fourth) receiver, and Moore has that ability also.
Denard Robinson: Could be the next Cam Newton. Not many folks, including me gave Newton much chance to succeed in the NFL but his performances this year have silenced a lot of those critics. Robinson is like Newton in that he can run or pass, and the ability to do both spreads out defenses.
Case Keenum - A Steve McNair type. He has the ability to be a strong journeyman quarterback in the NFL. He may never win a super bowl or an MVP but he can get the job done and should be able to lead.
Landry Jones: Reminds me of a Kenny Anderson or Dan Fouts. He should be put in an offense that calls for him to pass, pass and again, and then pass some more. Anderson and Fouts thrived in those types of offenses and Jones may too.
Russell Wilson - Another Jim Kelly. Maybe it's only because he plays for Wisconsin but right now Wilson reminds me of Kelly, a QB who could do it all except for win the big one.
And now on to what the rankings should be:
2. Tie: Alabama and Stanford
4. Boise State
5. Oklahoma State