2012 NFL Draft Preview: Position-By-Position, Quarterbacks

Much of the intrigue around the 2012 NFL Draft surrounds Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

A look at the quarterback position in the 2012 NFL Draft. This does not seem like a high priority for either the New York Giants or New York Jets

If you have paid attention to the 2012 NFL Draft process -- even a little bit -- you know that the Indianapolis Colts will use the first overall pick on Thursday to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, making him the successor to Peyton Manning in Indianapolis.

The Washington Redskins will follow that pick up by selecting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the second overall selection. It is what happens at this position after the top two quarterbacks are taken that makes this draft intriguing from a quarterback perspective.

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Top 5 Quarterbacks [Rated by SI.com]

Andrew Luck, Stanford
Mocking The Draft Scouting Report | SB Nation Video
NOTES: Will be the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts.

Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Mocking The Draft Scouting Report | SB Nation Video
NOTES: The Redskins traded up to the second spot specifically to grab RGIII.

Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Mocking The Draft Scouting Report | SB Nation Video
NOTES: Much of the intrigue of the draft surrounds Tannehill. No. 4 to Cleveland? A trade by the Browns at the fourth slot? No. 8 to Miami? To Kansas City at No. 11?

Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Mocking The Draft Scouting Report
NOTES: If the Browns pass on Tannehill would they reach for the 28-year-old at No. 22 in the first round?

Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
Mocking The Draft Scouting Report

Other Names To Watch

Brock Osweiler, Arizona State; Kellen Moore, Boise State; Austin Davis, Southern Mississippi, Dan DiLella, UAlbany [DiLella interview]; Ryan Lindley, San Diego State.

New York Jets

The Jets have enough of a controversy with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, even if they try to say they don't have an issue at all. They also have a young third QB in former Alabama signal-caller Greg McElroy. They have 11 picks, though, so a late-round flier on a QB they like is not out of the realm of possibility.

New York Giants

Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is in the prime of his career. The Giants also have veteran backup David Carr, making it unlikely the Giants would pick a QB the first two days of the draft. GM Jerry Reese has a habit of taking late-round developmental quarterbacks, though (Andre Woodson, Rhett Bomar). Could he do it again here?The Giants have worked out DiLella, and might like him as an undrafted free agent if he is not taken on the draft's third day. They have also had Davis in for a look-see, along with Tennesee's Matt Simms.

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