Russell Wilson had a pretty decent college career for three years at North Carolina State and one at Wisconsin. In his career he threw for 11,720 yards with 109 touchdowns and only 30 interceptions.
But because he was only 5’11" he fell to the third round and was picked by the Seattle Seahawks. Russell showed that height doesn’t matter and he rocketed the Seahawks to the playoffs in 2012 while throwing for 3,118 and 26 touchdowns.
Every once in a while, a late round quarterback surprises us. While getting picked in the third round isn’t that “late” it still is pretty far back for a rookie starting quarterback. Tom Brady was the 199th pick in 2000, but didn’t start until 2001.
The following quarterbacks will not be first round selections, but they might just surprise people.