2011 NFL Draft: NN Community Quarterback Positional Ranking

After 509 votes and new votes slowing to a trickle, now seemed as good a time as any to close the polls on our community quarterback positional ranking for the 2011 NFL Draft. We've been using the voting program for our community Big Board and it only made sense to use it for additional polls. Someone suggested a poll looking at ALL the potential QB options including college and eventual trade and free agency possibilities. I'll work up something on that for middle of next week.

For now, we've got enough votes to present the board of college quarterbacks. In parenthesis is total points, total first place votes. Here are the top ten vote-getters, with the full results and breakdown of first through fifth place votes posted after the jump.

1. Blaine Gabbert (1442, 187)
2. Colin Kaepernick (1102, 75)
3. Christian Ponder (1087, 53)
4. Jake Locker (934, 51)
5. Andy Dalton (915, 40)
6. Cam Newton (658, 56)
7. Ryan Mallett (594, 26)
8. Ricky Stanzi (289, 8)
9. Greg McElroy (191, 1)
10. Pat Devlin (190, 5)

I did a quick look at the top five and it's interesting that nobody really came close to appearing on every ballot. The player to be named on the most ballots? Christian Ponder on 362 ballots (70.8%). Blaine Gabbert was on the next most ballots at 353 (69.1%). In terms of first place votes, the top three was Blaine Gabbert (by a long shot), Colin Kaepernick and then Cam Newton.

As can sometimes happen with community voting, we had one fairly bizarre result. Florida Atlantic QB Jeff Van Camp finished with six first place votes and 36 total points. I had never really heard of Van Camp prior to putting together this poll. Does anybody know much about Van Camp? Were the six first place votes meant as a joke, or does anybody out there have a legitimate reason for voting Van Camp in first, or really in any of the top five spots.

Player Name 1 2 3 4 5 Total
Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 187 77 42 26 21 1442
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada 75 75 80 69 49 1102
Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State 53 104 66 69 70 1087
Jake Locker, QB, Washington 51 74 69 64 48 934
Andy Dalton, QB, TCU 40 56 87 83 64 915
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 56 41 41 30 31 658
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas 26 43 52 51 34 594
Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa 8 9 27 40 52 289
Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama 1 13 16 20 46 191
Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware 5 4 16 32 37 190
T.J. Yates, QB, North Carolina 1 4 2 9 15 60
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech 1 1 2 6 17 44
Jeff Van Camp, QB, Florida Atlanta 6 0 0 1 4 36
Mike Hartline, QB, Kentucky 0 1 4 2 3 23
Ben Chappell, QB, Indiana 0 5 0 0 2 22
Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin 1 0 2 2 6 21
Jerrod Johnson, QB, Texas A&M 0 1 2 3 3 19
Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho 0 2 2 0 5 19
Taylor Potts, QB, Texas Tech 0 1 0 2 2 10
Adam Weber, QB, Minnesota 0 0 1 2 2 9
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