Actually, this time last year I do not recall much excitement. In fact, pre-combine this year there were legitimate questions if any of this years crop of QB's were worthy of going in the 1st round. Of course, the marketing engine ( High powered Agents) got involved and walla.....Here comes John Elway, Dan Marino and 2-3 Tom Brady's.
Add to that desperate & disgruntled fans and here we are....
I put more stock in what ex-players think than what sports writers & reporters churn out.
meh. We'll see. Many of the draftniks and writers now are ex players and they're usually not as accurate as some of the journalists. Just because you've played doesn't make you a great NFL scout, although obviously there have been some players that turned into great scouts, ala john dorsey.
Some of the best draft writers have been journalists. A guy I like right now is bob mcginn who writes for the Milwaukee journal-sentinel. The most accurate draftnik used to be Rick Gosselin from dallas morning news.
I read and watch a lot of draft stuff. After every draft and before the games are played the next qb class is always overhyped. This year it's the UCLA QB with injury issues, a one year wonder USC qb who didn't even win the job outright last offseason, and the kid from Wyoming who threw 5 picks against a shitty Nebraska team.
Considering few will be coming out of non spread systems, there will be no more can't miss classes. They will all have multiple issues. Every once in a great while we'll see a top player come out of a pro system like Luck, but good luck being in position to draft him.