AJ McCarron won't be the No. 1 quarterback available in the 2014 NFL Draft. He isn't in the top three, in fact.

Yet the Alabama star is rated in the middle of a noted draft expert's list of the top 32 prospects.

ESPN's Todd McShay lists McCarron at No. 15.

Three Crimson Tide players are rated higher: left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (No. 3), outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard (No. 10) and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (No. 12).

The three quarterbacks rated ahead of McCarron are Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater (No. 2), Clemson's Taj Boyd (No. 8) and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel (No. 9).

McShay includes a one-paragraph analysis with each of his 32 prospects. Here is what he had to say about McCarron, who will be a fifth-year senior and third-year starter this fall:

"McCarron has played his best in the Tide's biggest games, and he's much more than a game manager. He flashes big-time anticipation and the ability to make NFL throws down the field. He's a better athlete than most seem to think, though we'd like to see more consistency out of him in 2013."