NJ/NY NFTC: Top QBs

Brandon Wimbush

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – A look at the top five quarterbacks from Sunday's NIKE Football Training Camp at the New York Jets training facility.

The NIKE Football Training Camp stopped at the New York Jets training facility Sunday, and it brought out some top local passing talent.

Scout.com takes a look at the top performers of the event.


1. Brandon Wimbush, 6-2, 205, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep

Skinny: Wimbush got major throwing work for the third straight day, but showed no signs of arm fatigue in yet another impressive showing. This time at the home of Geno Smith and the New York Jets, the four-star quarterback separated himself from the rest of the 2015 quarterbacks by a wide margin. Wimbush has a quick throwing motion that looked effortless on throws for 40 yards or more. He threw sharp passes down both sidelines, and read the field with more confidence. Wimbush, however, could have shown better touch on some short-range and red-zone passes.


2. Jarrett Guarantano, 6-4, 195, Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic

Skinny: Perhaps skinny is not the right word because Guarantano is no longer the scrawny freshman on the verge of major college interest. Guarantano showed Sunday why he has officially arrived as a top 2016 prospect in the region. The son of one of the best wide receivers in Rutgers history, Guarantano is well on his way to filling out into the prototypical quarterback body. Mechanically sound and collected while going through his reads, Guarantano showed what you want in "flick of the wrist" arm strength. Heading into his first season as a full-time starter, Guarantano did not have as much consistency on mid- and long-range passes as Wimbush, but he was not far behind at all.


3. Tyler Davis, 6-4, 205, Bellemore (N.Y.) Mepham

Skinny: Davis is a true pocket passer, and an event like this is best in showcasing his strengths. He looks the part in the pocket, and has a frame to bulk up into the mold of a classic pro-style passer. He hit receivers in stride, and was best in throwing over the middle of the defense. Davis showed the kind of leadership you want in a quarterback. He was always talking with his receivers, and made sure to discuss plays and coverages throughout the day to help others get better. His throwing motion could be quicker, as could his ability to run through his progressions Davis lost accuracy on deep passes, but always at least gave the receiver a chance to make a play.


4. Ryan Adzima, 6-2, 180, Wallington (N.J.)

Skinny: Adzima was consistent, which became a rarity by the end of a five-hour camp session. Adzima stands upright with a solid base after the snap, and made decisions quickly. His arm strength was average, and was not as accurate when throwing to his left. But more often than not, Adzima's throws led to receivers and tight ends making plays. He did a good job of getting things done, and was not afraid to go after the bigger names in the defensive secondary.


5. Antwain McCollum, 5-11, 170, Philadelphia West Catholic

Skinny: The size is an immediate question mark when it comes to McCollum as a prospect, but it is not an issue in a setting where there are no defensive linemen in the way. McCollum is a little guy, but his throws packed a punch. He showed a quick release that led to tight, downfield spirals. McCollum is a guy that can throw on the run, and will have to a lot in an 11-on-11 setting. The arm strength on passes of 30 or more yards was definitely there, but the consistent accuracy left more to be desired.

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