2. Jake Haener, Fresno State
Easily the least-mobile quarterback on this list, Jake Haener is a pocket passer and had plenty of success for Fresno State. A Washington transfer, he spent the past three seasons with the Bulldogs and had over 9,000 yards passing with 67 touchdowns and just 17 picks.
He played in just 10 games during his final season but had his most efficient campaign. Haener finished with a completion percentage of 72.0 while throwing for 2,896 yards with a 20-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Haener did add eight touchdowns on the ground in his career but overall, had -109 yards as a runner — remember in the collegiate world, sacks take away rushing yardage from a quarterback. Still, he’s more of a stationary player who won’t take off and run with the ball unless there’s a lot of room.
He’s another quarterback who proved to have great confidence as he would throw the ball in tight windows. He also possesses a lightning-fast release, which could help avoid some negative plays when the pass rush is closing in.
Of course, there’s going to be a knock on anyone being drafted as a potential QB2, and for Haener, it’s his size. Listed at just 6-foot-1 and 195-pounds, teams will be shy about adding him to their roster.
The same issues plagued Colt McCoy when he was at Texas and while he was never a long-term starter, he’s still going strong as a reliable backup. If that’s Haener’s ceiling, it would be worth a late-round pick.