This is more an opinion piece then a ranking. Its a list based on who you would rather want as a QB option going forward, taking into account not only talent but age and contract.
There are still a few weird decisions on the list though.
Rivers is a nice upgrade. JB isn't a franchise QB or even good IMO - already said that. He is average though, we could've been 10-6 last year actually with a few minor breaks. Had JB not got injured we may of very well started 7-2. We had Houston on the ropes in the 2nd game, had TY been 100% we win that game IMO and the division. Problem with most people is they are comparing JB to Peyton and Luck, wrong way of thinking folks. JB got thrown into a fire and will never be those guys.
Here's my thoughts... I don't know how much you can consider some of those surprising/unexpected, but I will include here positions/players that I don't see many mock drafts containing:
1. IMO CB is a real option in R2 and thus the players that make sense here are the ones with long arms - Trevon Diggs, Bryce Hall, Jeff Gladney
2. The low key day 2 toolsy/explosive/athletic EDGE. Ballard has taken 4 in his 3 drafts(Basham, Turay, Lewis, Banogu). He's taken at least one EDGE player every single year on day 2. Players that I think fit the criteria here are: Terrell Lewis(2), Yetur Gross-Matos(2), Julian Okwara(2), Josh Uche(2-3), Jabari Zuniga(3), Alex Highsmith(3)...
3. Flyer on James Morgan from FIU on day 3.