2018 NFL Draft Quarterback Ranking
Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs
A big bodied QB, that has all of the tools that NFL teams are looking for: accuracy, arm strength, prototypical build, and quick decision making. Accurate at all levels of throws… Full Profile
Height: 6-5 Weight: 216 lbs
Allen has recently grown into his frame, as he had a very slight build coming into college, but is developing into a premier pro-style quarterback prospect… Full Profile
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs
Rosen’s freshmen year showed potential to be a top pick in the draft, displaying NFL skills across the board… Full Profile
Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lbs
Big frame and has the length and physical makeup that NFL scouts look for… Full Profile
Height: 6-3½ Weight: 206
Thrives in the Air Raid offense, but has shown the poise, versatility, and decision making that could make him an intriguing process for a precision and timing based NFL offense… Full Profile
Height: 6-0 Weight: 201 lbs
Smart with defensive reads, and working through progressions. Excellent footwork in the pocket, and good mobility out of it… Full Profile
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 lbs
A gifted vertical passer, Lock has been one of the most productive QB’s in college football, and put together perhaps the best 5 game span of any passer… Full Profile
Height: 6-2 Weight: 217 lbs
Played with four different offensive coordinators in college, so has a wider breadth of scheme knowledge than most quarterback prospects coming into the draft…Full Profile
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 lbs
Pro style quarterback that has gone under the radar because he did not have much of a supporting cast around him and played in a system that is difficult to make work without many talented parts… Full Profile
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs
Tall, big armed, and highly productive quarterback with somewhat raw but improving quarterback skillset…Full Profile
Example Draft Considerations:
- What system are they in, and if in a spread does he have to read defenses, work through progressions, make adjustments at the line of scrimmage?
- Overall build. 6′-2″+, 215lbs.+ are good starting points, but not absolute.
- Hand size. If the QB has a small build it is paramount that they have big hands like Russel Wilson. This one has a strong amount of data behind it. If you lack height as a QB, you need big hands.
- Release point for smaller QB’s. Philip Rivers has a poor release point, but he is tall. Drew Brees is short, but has a perfect release point, needed as he is not tall.
- Number of starts.
- Accuracy… this is often different at short, medium, and long passes.
- Decision making… often linked to number of interceptions, but not always.
- Can he make all the NFL throws like deep outs?
- Leadership and maturity.
- Level of competition and winning big games.
- Pocket presence, and footwork in the process. Not panicking and escaping to run too often, but ability to be a threat in read-option is a bonus.
- Wind-up. Called many things, this needs to be efficient and compact. Long, loopy wind-ups for college QB’s get instantly exposed in the NFL.
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