Sam Darnold, QB, USC
Height: 6-4. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.78. Projected Round (2018): 1. 4/6/17: 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 arm, accuracy, and led USC on a nine-game winning streak to end the season. There is buzz of him being a No. 1-overall talent at the position.
Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
Height: 6-4. Weight: 210. Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2018): 1-3. 4/6/17: Rosen completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,915 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in his six games of 2016 before being sidelined by shoulder surgery.
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.
Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 205. Projected 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2018): 1-3. 4/6/17: 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 onto 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 also will have to learn to call plays in the huddle. 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.
Josh Allen*, QB, Wyoming
Height: 6-5. Weight: 222. Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2018): 1-3. 4/6/17: 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. In 2016, Allen completed 56 percent of his passes for 3,203 yards with 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Jarrett Stidham**, QB, Auburn
Height: 6-3. Weight: 210. Projected 40 Time: 4.72. Projected Round (2018): 1-3. 4/6/17: 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.
Nick Fitzgerald*, QB, Mississippi State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 230. Projected 40 Time: 4.74. Projected Round (2018): 2-4.