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Kurt Warner says 2019 quarterback class is “a very average group”

Warner tells Peter King he thinks there are only two obvious starters in this class

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Everyone who follows the NFL has an opinion on the quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft class. Everyone who follows the New York Giants has an opinion on which one the Giants should draft — or, if they should draft any of them.

Peter King talked to Kurt Warner about this year’s quarterback class, and since the more opinions the merrier here is what Warner had to say to King about the group:

“It’s a very average group. Kyler Murray’s probably the pick of the litter, though he’s very polarizing among teams. There’s a lot to like about Dwayne Haskins, who has a good arm and played very well last year at Ohio State. But to me, I don’t believe either one is as good as Baker Mayfield or Sam Darnold from last year.

“After Murray and Haskins, every guy in this group has limitations. So when I look at this crop, I see maybe two starters in the NFL. Not to say other guys can’t develop into starters, but Murray and Haskins are the ones I like, and I wouldn’t bank on any of the others to become reliable starters in the league.

“[Buffalo’s] Tyree Jackson is technically all over the place. I think he’s a huge project, but a fascinating one. [Duke’s] Daniel Jones, to get the momentum to make those big throws downfield, had to take some pretty big hitches. [West Virginia’s] Will Grier—I didn’t feel he had great accuracy, and not a lot of mustard on the ball. [North Carolina State’s] Ryan Finley is limited when he gets on the move—that’s when his lack of arm strength shows up. I do like how he plays with his mind, from what I studied.

“In general, I don’t think it’s a consistent group.”

None of that is going to change your opinion, if you have already made up your mind. It’s just food for thought.