B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason

B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason

No snarky or witty intro here, let’s just get down to the brass tax. You know what this post is about.

For our team power rankings go here

1. Denard Robinson- Wolverines

All his deep completions are just lucky jump balls that he throws up there. And he lofts it when he shouldn’t. And doesn’t loft it when he should. Yet despite all that, in spite of his horrible completion percentage, he still gets it done. The best single threat QB ever.

2. Braxton Miller- Ohio State

Has the talent to break out this year and live up to this hype. I guess. As you can surmise, this is a rather weak group.

3. James Vandenberg- Hawkeyes

The best pure passer in the group and the first true classic dropback passer in the bunch. Yes, those are all code words for “white.”

4. Kain Colter- Northwestern

Not a homer pick, did you see the Nebraska game. Also QBs are flourishing in the system. Mick McCall is a genius. Colter will get his this season.

5. Danny O’Brien- Badgers

Won’t be anything close to Russell Wilson, but then again who could? All Wilson did was break the college football single season passer rating last year. Oh, O’Brien is also “caucasian.”

6. Nate Scheelhaase- Illini

Experience should rank him higher, but did you see the Illinois spring game? Or the bowl game? Or what happened when teams started to try and cover A.J. Jenkins? Nathan has been regressing some.

7. Taylor Martinez- Cornhuskers

They say he fixed his mechanics, I’ll believe it when I see it. And right now I don’t want to look at his throwing mechanics cuz they’ll make me vomit in my mouth; which will make me then vomit on my shoes.

8. Caleb Terbush- Purdue

Not bad, but again what makes him so special? Why is everyone so high on him/this team?

9. Andrew Maxwell- Michigan State

Has the tools and tangibles, but until we see it in game experience; have to rank him down here.

10. MarQueis Gray- Gophers

Really would be ranked much higher if he were on a better team. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

11. Tre Roberson- Hoosiers

Has potential, but also tossed twice as many picks as TDs last year. May not win the job

12. Matt McGloin- Penn State

You see how ugly his numbers were. And Rob Bolden is even worse than him. Unless Bill O’Brien also brought Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez with him, McGloin won’t be good


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