Both Brandon Weeden and Russell Wilson came into the NFL Combine with something to prove. It seems they're leaving in the same way. Despite high praise from some informative voices, Russell Wilson of Wisconsin still cannot display enough to keep people from talking about his short stature at 5-10. Brandon Weeden, meanwhile, can't get people to get over his age. Both players had their moments at the Combine, but both players also failed to move themselves up draft boards -- at least according to John Clayton.
Instead, Clayton says that Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M, Kirk Cousins of Michigan State and Brock Osweiler of Arizona State are the big three for teams to choose from after the obvious first duo of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
He writes, "Based on the way things went Sunday, it looks as though Tannehill, Osweiler and Cousins are competing for the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 spots among quarterbacks. Osweiler's the wild card. He's a 6-foot-6 quarterback with mobility and a decent arm. You get the feeling that Tannehill is the one quarterback of the three who could go in the first round, but more will be determined in school workouts and how the offseason goes for quarterback acquisitions."
That makes Wilson and Weeden low-round selections. That's a boom for a team like the Chiefs if they like one of those players enough. The Chiefs have other holes to fill so grabbing offensive line and defensive line help would be the better value in the first couple of rounds. To be able to have a solid quarterback prospect waiting in a round five or six would be a major help for the draft class' potential. And Scott Pioli has already said he wants to potentially select a quarterback every season.