2018 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2018 quarterback prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2019 prospect. ** - denotes 2020 prospect.

This page was last updated Dec. 7, 2017. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P


  1. Josh Rosen*, QB, UCLA
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 1.

    12/7/17: On the year, Rosen has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,717 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He left UCLA's game against Washington with an undisclosed injury and missed the contest against Utah with a concussion. Since returning to the field, Rosen has played well, including throwing for over 400 yards against USC.

    Rosen had a mixed outing in a loss to Stanford in Week 4. Previously, he completed 34-of-56 passes for 463 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in a loss to Memphis. Both of his interceptions against the Tigers were bad decisions, and one was returned for a critical pick-six. He was lucky a few more of his passes didn't turn into a few more interceptions.

    Rosen had a legendary Week 1 performance, leading one of the greatest comeback wins in college football history. UCLA was down 44-10 in the third quarter before Rosen led the Bruins back to a 45-44 victory over Texas A&M. On the evening, Rosen completed 35-of-58 passes for 491 yards with four touchdowns.

    The top-four draft-eligible quarterback prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft are USC's Sam Darnold, Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Rosen. Of them, Rosen has the best mechanics and is the most natural pocket passer. He throws a tremendous ball and can really spin it. Rosen's tight spiral helps him to get his passes through tight windows and beat good coverage. He has serious arm talent along with field vision and pocket presence. Rosen also works under center, which has been rare to see with college quarterbacks in recent years. He has also illustrated that he has some faults and isn't a dual-threat running quarterback

    7/17/17: Rosen completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,915 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions over his six games of 2016 before being sidelined by shoulder surgery. Rosen is a pocket passer, but there is already talk that his character and leadership are lacking. Some team sources have told me that Rosen is disliked by a lot of teammates.

    Rosen had an impressive debut as a freshman, completing 60 percent of his passes for 3,670 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He showed off a powerful arm and the ability to be an NFL pocket passer. While Rosen has gotten a ton of hype, the same thing happened with Christian Hackenberg after his freshman season. Thus, Rosen still has more to prove as a junior to be a high first-rounder.






  2. Lamar Jackson*, QB, Louisville
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2018): 1.

    12/7/17: In 2017, Jackson has completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,489 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. He is averaging 6.9 yards per carry on the ground on his way to 1,443 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

    Jackson has an amazing skill set with a powerful arm that allows him to make throws off platform that many NFL quarterbacks couldn't even dream of making. He is tough in the pocket, knows his scheme well, and has amazing athleticism and speed as a runner. Jackson looks like a taller and right-handed version of Michael Vick.

    In speaking with a general manager who has scouted Jackson this season, he said this, "[The Cardinals] depend on him too much, and he's trying to do it all. I think he has a learning curve. He will need the right system and right coach, but he's super-talented. [Jackson] suffers with accuracy issues."

    Jackson was inaccurate in the first half against Clemson in Week 3, completing only 8-of-20 passes for 83 yards. In the second half, however, he racked up garbage-time yards and completions against backups as Louisville lost 47-21. Jackson completed 21-of-42 passes for 317 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for the contest.

    7/17/17: Jackson set college football on fire in 2016 while winning the Heisman Trophy. He was a massive point-producer for the Cardinals. Jackson completed 56 percent of his passes for 3,543 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year. He also ran for 21 touchdowns and 1,571 yards while averaging six yards per carry.

    Jackson has a good athletic skill set, but will need to show more accuracy and pocket-passing skills in 2017. He also faces some size concerns and needs to add weight. Teams do feel that Jackson has a ton of athletic ability and upside to grow. He also has gotten good early reviews for his character, leadership and toughness.


  3. Sam Darnold**, QB, USC
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 1.

    12/7/17: In 2017, Darnold has completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,787 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has had an up-and-down season with too many turnovers - fumbles are a particular issue beyond the interceptions. Darnold also makes some beautiful anticipatory throws with excellent accuracy in just about every game.

    Darnold needs to improve his decision-making, eye movement, and confidence. He has admitted that confidence has been an issue for him this season. Earlier in the day of the Trojans' upset loss to Washington State, a scout who was doing tape study of USC quarterback Sam Darnold texted me that they thought Darnold was a good prospect and should end up being a quality starter in the NFL, but he thought Darnold was being overhyped as a "can't miss" elite-quarterback prospect. They felt that Darnold was not better on tape this season than Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson were last year.

    Darnold had some early mistakes before leading a comeback win versus Utah. Previously, he bounced back with a solid performance against Oregon State after an upset loss to Washington State. Against Washington State, Darnold was 15-of-29 for 164 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. He notched two rushing touchdowns in that contest, but also lost a game-ending fumble. Darnold threw some great passes against Stanford, displaying his accuracy, arm strength, vision, anticipation and touch. He completed 21-of-26 passes for 316 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. In the Pac-12 Championship Game, Darnold threw the ball well to help USC beat Stanford in the re-match.

    7/17/17: Darnold was very impressive as a redshirt freshman in 2016. Sources say that while they haven't studied Darnold extensively, he jumped out at them as being a potentially special quarterback. Darnold completed 67 percent of his passes in 2016 for 3,086 yards with 31 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has size, a strong-enough arm and accuracy, plus led USC on a nine-game winning streak to end last season. There is buzz of him being a No. 1-overall talent at the position. Team sources say that the early feedback is that Darnold has good intangibles as well.




  4. Josh Allen*, QB, Wyoming
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 222.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-3.

    12/7/17: This season, Allen has completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,658 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has five rushing touchdowns as well. Allen missed Wyoming's last two regular-season games with a shoulder injury.

    Prior to a three-touchdown game against Texas State, Allen had his third ugly game of the season, even though Wyoming beat Hawaii. He was only 9-of-19 for 92 yards with a touchdown against the Rainbow Warriors. In Week 3 versus Oregon, Allen completed only 9-of-24 passes for 64 yards with an interception. He completed 22-of-32 passes for 328 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions against Gardner-Webb.

    Allen was running for his life all day against Iowa to open the season. The Wyoming offensive line was dominated by the Hawkeyes, and Allen got no help from his supporting cast. He also made mistakes of his own accord, including two ugly interceptions, and there easily could have been at least one more interception that was dropped by Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell. Allen ended up completing 23-of-40 passes for 174 yards with two interceptions and zero touchdowns. Overall, Allen showed his big skill set with size, toughness, athleticism and a strong arm. There were plays where he looked like a young Ben Roethlisberger. There were other plays where Allen showed bad decision-making and inaccuracy.

    Allen will probably be a high pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but some of his performances in 2017 indicate that he could be a work in progress who will need some developmental time. His completion percentage and interception total from 2016 provide evidence for that assessment, too.

    7/17/17: Allen became a discussed prospect late in the 2016 season, but he wisely decided to return to Wyoming. He has a good skill set, and some draft analysts were projecting him high in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but one general manager told WalterFootball.com that he had Allen as a third-day prospect and thought Allen should improve before going pro. Scouts from other teams say they think Allen is a top-of-the-draft prospect and compare him to Ben Roethlisberger, so Allen could end up being a love/hate prospect. There is no doubt that he has superb physical talent to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. In 2016, Allen completed 56 percent of his passes for 3,203 yards with 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.


  5. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-3.

    12/7/17: Mayfield has completed 71 percent of his passes this season for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also has five rushing touchdowns. Mayfield led Oklahoma to an impressive road win at Ohio State, lost a shootout at home to Iowa State, and led the Sooners to an epic win over Oklahoma State, in which Mayfield threw for 598 yards on the Cowboys.

    Some in the media have said they think Mayfield will be a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. I reached out to some team sources, and they said that could be possible given the way quarterbacks rise. Mayfield is undersized for the NFL with just average arm strength, however. He can have issues reading defenses, too. One big area of improvement for Mayfield is his footwork as he gets happy feet in the pocket. One college scouting director told me that Mayfield's feet are terrible. In speaking with one NFL general manager, they said they liked Mayfield and had a fourth-round grade on him. Their team always grades quarterbacks hard, and they like how Mayfield has played this year.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Mayfield completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,965 yards with 40 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He picked up six rushing touchdowns as well. Improving his field vision, feel, and pocket passing are necessary for Mayfield to have any chance of being an early round prospect. He is a good college quarterback, but not a pro-caliber signal-caller.

    Mayfield stepped up in 2015 and carried the Sooners late in the season as they earned a spot in the college playoff. He was a Heisman finalist as he completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,700 yards with 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mayfield also ran for 405 yards with seven scores.


  6. Clayton Thorson*, QB, Northwestern
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-3.

    12/7/17: Scouts who were through Northwestern told me that they were impressed with what they saw from Thorson on tape and in practice. Thorson has shown that he has pro potential in terms of his skill set. He can throw the deep out with a fastball that can be fit into tight windows. Thorson also has quality mechanics with a quick delivery. Scouts say that he has a strong arm, is smart, athletic, and has improved as a junior.

    In speaking with a general manager who watched tape of Thorson in early November, they graded Thorson as a late second-/early third-rounder. They thought he is a decent athlete, but is bit mechanical as a thrower and doesn't go downfield enough.

    If Thorson played at a big-time program, some team sources think he would be the top quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Thorson's mistakes come from trying to do too much as his supporting cast is terrible and if he doesn't make a play for Northwestern, nobody else will. His performance in the fourth quarter against Wisconsin was extremely impressive.

    Early in the fall, scouts said that they anticipate giving Thorson a second-round grade, unless he fell off with his play. At the same time, they thought he could rise in the leadup to the 2018 NFL Draft. The reason for that is he a good leader who gets along well with all of his teammates. While Thorson is a devout Christian, he knows how to be one of the guys and get along with the different groups in the locker room. They think that evaluators could fall in love with Thorson during the interview process.

    In 2017, Thorson has completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,809 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has eight rushing touchdowns, too. His numbers are held back by a terrible offensive line, awful wide receivers and zero play-makers at his disposal. Thorson completed 59 percent of his passes as a sophomore for 3,182 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

    According to sources, Thorson is likely to return for his senior year unless he grades out as a first-rounder for the 2018 NFL Draft.




  7. Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    12/7/17: Falk has completed 67 percent of his passes this season for 3,593 yards with 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Some team sources are intrigued with Falk as they like his pocket-passing potential and accuracy.

    In speaking with scouts, they say that Falk has an above-average arm. While his accuracy is his best strength, he does have issues seeing coverage and will throw into it. The same sources also label Falk as a thin-framed player who will need to add weight for the NFL. Additionally, Falk lacks escapability and mobility, but sources compared him to Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Falk completed 70 percent of his passes for 4,468 yards with 38 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has a quality arm to hurt teams from the pocket, but his numbers are inflated by a college spread offense.

    Falk also needs to work on moving his eyes and working through progressions rather than locking on to one receiver or one side of the field. Falk always operates out of the shotgun, so he will need to learn how to work under center and understand the associated footwork with taking three- and five-step drops. Falk will have to learn to call plays in the huddle, too. There are a number of quick throws and bubble screens that the Cougars run that won't translate to the NFL as well.

    There were some media reports that Falk would enter the 2017 NFL Draft. He said those reports were false and eventually decided to return for his senior year. In 2015, Falk completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,561 yards with 38 touchdowns and eight interceptions. As a freshman, he completed 64 percent of his throw for 1,859 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Falk should continue to put together big stat lines playing in Mike Leach's offense.


  8. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    12/7/17: Lock set the SEC single-season record for touchdown passes with 43. He went on a tear in the last half of 2017 to lead Missouri to six straight wins after a 1-5 start. Lock has completed 58 percent of his passes this year for 3,695 yards with 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

    Lock is a gunslinger-style quarterback who needs to improve his accuracy for the NFL. He has a big arm with the ability to throw any pass, but he needs to improve his accuracy, field vision, and the speed at which he works through progressions. He can be prone to overthrows, plus can put too much heat on some passes. Lock has good size and can fit the pass into tight windows. He throws the ball well downfield and shows some timing and anticipation. Lock does have the propensity to force throws to covered wideouts as he can trust his arm too much to beat tight coverage. Lock could stand to make improvements before going to the NFL, and improving as a senior might be his best route toward having a good pro career and going higher in his draft.


  9. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    12/7/17: Rudolph is a love/hate prospect in the scouting community. One team source likes Rudolph, but many others are skeptics. A general manager of a playoff team told me they had Rudolph graded on the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Another NFC general manager said they thought Rudolph could go on Day 2. An AFC college scouting director of a playoff team said they were giving Rudolph a fifth-round grade. One area scout said that they were really concerned with how Rudolph struggles throwing into tight windows, because he won't have receivers running wide open like they have been for him at Oklahoma State. Given the big discrepancy, Rudolph could go in the early rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, because it only takes one team to fall in love. Many teams don't like him, however, and have his grade low.

    Rudolph will need development as a pro. He will have to work on his shaky accuracy and field vision, and get used to playing under center and calling plays in the huddle. Rudolph is also not very athletic, though he has good size with average arm strength. Going through progressions and reading the field are problems for Rudolph, and he has to improve there for the NFL. His anticipation is terrible, too, and that will have to improve for the pros, or he could be taking a lot of sacks from holding onto the ball too long.

    Rudolph didn't have his typical performance when TCU dropped Oklahoma State. He completed 22-of-41 for 398 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Horned Frogs. Previously this season, Rudolph lit up Tulsa, South Alabama and Pittsburgh. Rudolph didn't play well against Texas and had a plethora of interceptions dropped versus West Virginia.

    Rudolph has completed 65 percent of his passes this season for 4,553 yards with 35 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

    7/17/17: Rudolph completed 63 percent of his passes for 4,91 yards with 28 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2016. He ran for six scores as well. Rudolph (6-5, 235) has good size, but he needs work on his field vision and transitioning to a pro offense.

    Rudolph has nice size with an arm to deliver the ball downfield. He throws nice touch passes and locates passes well. However, Rudolph is going to need a lot of work on his field vision for the NFL. He rarely works beyond his primary read and constantly stares down his first option. In terms of his longer-term development, Rudolph was wise to return for his senior season. He should focus on improving his field vision to work through progressions before going pro. Along with improving his footwork, working on being under center, and learning how to call NFL plays.




  10. Jarrett Stidham**, QB, Auburn
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    12/7/17: Stidham has completed 67 percent of his passes in 2017 for 2,827 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. He struggled to move the ball against Clemson, but Auburn's offensive line was completely overmatched, allowing double-digit sacks in the game. Stidham has improved since then and is throwing more accurately while showing more comfort in the pocket. Stidham came through with some efficient games to knock off both undefeated Georgia and Alabama. He has made real strides during the 2017 season.

    7/17/17: As a freshman at Baylor, Stidham flashed by completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. His freshman season was ended early because of injury, but he flashed serious ability with arm strength, athleticism and accuracy. After the scandal that claimed the job of Art Briles, Stidham eventually landed at Auburn after attending community college for a year. Team sources have said that Stidham has a lot of ability and they are eager to see him this season.


  11. Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    12/7/17: In 2017, Ferguson has completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,971 yards with 36 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He connected on 23-of-38 passes for 398 yards with six touchdowns and an interception to lead Memphis to a high-scoring, three-point win over UCLA. Memphis' game against Central Florida in Week 2 was canceled. Sources say that Ferguson is skinny and needs to fill out his frame for the NFL, but he has some arm talent.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Ferguson completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,698 yards with 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was in his first year as a starter after replacing Paxton Lynch.

    Ferguson needs to improve his field vision for the NFL. He consistently locks onto his primary read and stares him down. When Ferguson rolls out of the pocket, his field vision improves and he looks beyond his first read. It isn't surprising that Ferguson needs more development considering his limited playing experience, and he was wise to return for his senior year to develop his pocket passing before going pro.


  12. Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    12/7/17: In speaking with a general manager recently, they said that Benkert was a player who intrigued them and that they were going to be studying him some more. Benkert has completed 60 percent of his passes in 2017 for 3,062 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Despite undefeated Miami riding high after its win over then-undefeated Notre Dame, Benkert gave the Hurricanes everything they could handle as he completed 28-of-37 passes for 384 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.

    Benkert has enough size and above-average arm strength. While he isn't a great athlete, he has mobility and can extend plays with his feet. Benkert has very impressive deep ball accuracy with the ability to make some phenomenal throws off platform. Benkert will work through progressions, but he needs to get faster at that and improve his field vision for the NFL. Benkert needs to improve on his feet, but a good NFL coach could fix that. Obviously working under center and transitioning to a pro system will be a work in progress. The senior is a player to study and consider in the months to come.




  13. Chase Litton*, QB, Marshall
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    12/7/17: Litton has completed 61 percent of his passes this season for 2,853 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In speaking with team evaluators, Litton is a love/hate prospect, depending on whom you ask.

    7/17/17: Litton has played well over his first two seasons in college football. As a sophomore, he completed 62 percent of his pass for 2,612 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The freshman completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,605 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions the year before. Litton is a tall quarterback who could use more weight on his frame.


  14. Nick Fitzgerald*, QB, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    12/7/17: Sources told me that Fitzgerald is highly likely to return to Mississippi State for 2018. He suffered a nasty ankle injury against Ole Miss that required surgery. Fitzgerald has said he will be back in Starkville next season.

    Fitzgerald played well in leading the Bulldogs to a win over LSU, but had an ugly performance against Georgia, completing 14-of-29 passes for 83 yards and two interceptions. He was almost as bad against Auburn. Fitzgerald needs to show a lot more as a pocket passer and should return to school to improve before going pro.

    In 2017, Fitzgerald has completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,782 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has 14 rushing touchdowns as well.

    7/17/17: Some team sources like Fitzgerald and feel he has potential. In his first year as the starter after Dak Prescott moved to the NFL, Fitzgerald completed 54 percent of his passes for 2,423 yards with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also ran for 16 touchdowns. Fitzgerald has pro size and will need to develop his accuracy and pocket passing.


  15. Daniel Jones**, QB, Duke
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    12/7/17: Jones has earned some compliments from scouting sources. They think that the redshirt sophomore has real physical talent and also is getting great coaching development from David Cutcliffe. This season, Jones has completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,439 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

    Jones has good height and a nice skill set. He could be a quarterback who continues to rise over 2018 and 2019.


  16. Will Grier*, QB, West Virginia
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    12/7/17: Grier has played well overall for West Virginia this season. He has a quality arm and can throw the ball with accuracy, but needs to improve his field vision and decision-making for the NFL. Grier is only in his first full season as a starter, so he should return to West Virginia for 2018 to improve before going pro. In 2017, Grier has completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,490 yards with 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Grier had to have surgery after a finger injury sustained against Texas.

    In 2015 playing for Florida, Grier completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,204 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He was impressive for the Gators before testing positive for steroids. That led to him transferring to West Virginia. Sources say that Grier and his family can be high-maintenance personalities who some teams are going to shy away from.


  17. Deondre Francois**, QB, Florida State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    12/7/17: Francois battled hard against Alabama in the season opener, completing 19-of-33 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In that contest unfortunately, Francois suffered a season-ending patellar-tendon injury, which required surgery. The injury will probably ensure that Francois will return to Florida State in 2018 and be a prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft. Francois has an early-round skill set, but if he entered the 2018 NFL Draft, he would be a third-day pick coming off his serious injury.

    7/17/17: Francois showed a powerful arm and an athletic skill set in his debut for Florida State in 2016. The redshirt freshman completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,350 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. It will be interesting to see if Francois can improve his accuracy and pocket passing as he gains experience. He has a lot of upside and could break out in 2017.


  18. Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    12/7/17: White has completed 66 percent of his passes in 2017 for 3,826 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Sources say they are grading White as a very late-rounder or undrafted free agent. They think he has good size and accuracy, sees the field pretty well, and is smart. They also believe, however, that his arm strength and below-average athleticism give him a ceiling as a third-string quarterback in the NFL. In 2016, White completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,363 yards with 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions.


  19. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    11/30/17: McGough has some arm talent and is athletically gifted. In 2017, he has completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,496 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. McGough completed 58 percent of his passes in 2016 for 1,891 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. As a sophomore, he completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,722 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


  20. Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.82.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    12/7/17: Finley has been a good game-manager for the Wolfpack this season, completing 64 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has made good decisions while protecting the football well.

    In 2016, Finley completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,055 yards with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


  21. Nic Shimonek, QB, Texas Tech
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.81.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    12/7/17: Shimonek is the Red Raiders' replacement for Pat Mahomes in 2017, and Shimonek has been impressive. Some sources feel that Shimonek has real arm talent and is a prospect to watch. This season, Shimonek has completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards with 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


  22. Jake Browning*, QB, Washington
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    12/7/17: Browning has completed 69 percent of his passes thus far this season for 2,544 yards with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. He is a good college quarterback, but he doesn't have a pro skill set.

    7/17/17: Browning had a strong sophomore season to help push Washington into the college football playoff. He completed 62 percent of his passes in 2016 for 3,430 yards with 43 touchdowns and nine interceptions. As a freshman in 2015, he completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,995 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Browning is a good college player, but might be short on pro size and skill set. He also had shoulder surgery after the 2016 season.


  23. Kenny Hill, QB, TCU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    11/30/17: Hill has completed 66 percent of his passes in 2017 for 2,604 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.

    7/17/17: Hill completed 61 percent of his passes in 2016 for 3,208 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The redshirt junior sat out the 2015 season per NCAA rules after leaving Texas A&M.

    Hill was the replacement for Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M in 2014 and started out with a streak of impressive performances. Things went downhill for Hill though, and he ended up being replaced; however, he did complete 67 percent of his passes for 2,649 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Like a few other Aggie quarterbacks, Hill decided to leave the program and transferred to TCU.


  24. Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    12/7/17: McSorley is a competent college quarterback, but he lacks an NFL skill set. In 2017, McSorley has completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,228 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In his first season as a starter in 2016, McSorley completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,614 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions.




  25. Quinton Flowers*, QB, South Florida
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    12/7/17: Flowers has completed 53 percent of his passes this season for 2,600 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also has 11 rushing touchdowns.

    7/17/17: Flowers had an impressive 2016 season, completing 63 percent of his passes for 2,812 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 1,530 yards with 18 touchdowns on the ground. Flowers is shorter than typical starting quarterbacks in the NFL, which will hurt him. He will need to show pocket-passing ability to climb and avoid talk of changing positions.


  26. Kyle Allen*, QB, Houston
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    12/7/17: In 2017, Allen has completed 76 percent of his passes for 751 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He has been a backup for the majority of the season.

    7/17/17: Allen started out his collegiate career at Texas A&M and put together some good play there. In 2015, he completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,210 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had similar numbers as a freshman for the Aggies. Allen could be a breakout player for Houston in 2017.


  27. Richard Lagow, QB, Indiana
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
    Projected Round (2018): FA.

    12/7/17: Lagow was in and out of the lineup for the Hoosiers in 2017. On the year, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

    Indiana's Week 3 game against Florida International was cancelled, and Lagow struggled against Virginia in Week 2, completing only 3-of-10 passes before being benched. He got the season off to impressive start against Ohio State, however, completing 40-of-65 passes for 410 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Lagow threw the ball really well and got the ball out quickly. He also held up well in the face of the rush as the Buckeyes' defensive line dominated Indiana's offensive front.

    As a junior in 2016, Lagow completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,362 yards with 19 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He previously played in the junior college ranks.




  28. Tanner Mangum*, QB, BYU
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): FA.

    12/7/17: In 2017, Mangum has completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,540 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions.

    7/17/17: Mangum had some impressive moments during his freshman season in 2015 when he came on in relief of Taysom Hill. That season, Mangum completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,377 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was the backup to Hill again in 2016, going 22-of-33 - 67 percent - for 241 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in limited action.


  29. Brett Rypien*, QB, Boise State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): FA.

    12/7/17: So far this season, Rypien has completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,269 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Rypien completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,646 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He completed 64 precent of his passes for 3,353 yards with 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a freshman.


  30. Anu Solomon, QB, Baylor
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 206.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2018): FA.

    12/7/17: Solomon started the first two games of the season before getting benched. He completed 44 percent of his passes for 399 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

    7/17/17: Solomon was a running quarterback at Arizona before transferring to Baylor after the 2016 season. Solomon's best season came in 2015 when he completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,667 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions.


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