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Senior Bowl 2013: Projecting Where Top QBs Land in 2013 NFL Draft

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 26:  E.J. Manuel #3 of the South squad waits for the snap against the North squad during the Senior Bowl at Ladd Peebles Stadium on January 26, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.  The South won the game 21-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Pete SchauerCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2013

The 2013 Senior Bowl saw a slew of impressive defensive plays—highlighted by Ezekiel Ansah's dominant performance—but the quarterbacks are always the subject of conversation in Mobile, Ala.

Following the South's 21-16 win over the North, it's time for these NFL hopefuls to look toward the NFL combine and the draft.

Let's take a look at where the top QBs from Saturday's game could land in the NFL.


Zac Dysert

Dysert was the sharpest of the three North quarterbacks on Saturday, completing 10-of-16 passes for 93 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Miami (OH) QB was the only North signal-caller to complete more than 50-percent of his passes and you can bet NFL scouts took notice of it.

Multiple NFL teams will be seeking quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, but I can really see a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars grabbing Dysert with their pick in the second round.

Perhaps the Jags look to bolster the offensive line in the first round and take Dysert in the second. Then they can attempt to establish a passing offense to go along with Maurice Jones-Drew on the ground next season.


Tyler Wilson

The Arkansas QB didn't put together a memorable Senior Bowl, but because of what he did with the Razorbacks this season, he'll still likely be a first-round pick.

Wilson completed 8-of-11 passes but only threw for 40 yards—his longest pass went for 11 yards—and never found the end zone.

That's not to say it was a bad day for the 23-year-old, but it wasn't anything to write home about.

I like the Buffalo Bills to take a shot on Wilson with their No. 8 pick in the draft, as Ryan Fitzpatrick's status as starter of the Buffalo offense isn't guaranteed.

EJ Manuel

After a stellar season at Florida State, EJ Manuel took his talents to Mobile, where he had a solid day for the South.

Manuel threw for a touchdown and also rushed for a TD while completing 7-of-10 passes along with an interception.

He was the most productive QB for his team on Saturday and should be a first or second-round pick in the 2013 draft.

So where's he going?

Your guess is as good as mine, but for now I'm rolling with the Arizona Cardinals.

Their QB issues have been well-documented, so we know they'll be looking for a passer in the draft.


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