2018 NFL Draft Prospects – Quarterbacks

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2018 NFL Prospects - Quarterback

2018 NFL Mock DraftDraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

Offense

Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center

Defense

Defensive Tackle | 3-4 Nose Tackle | Defensive End | Outside Linebacker | Inside Linebacker | Cornerback | Safety

Extra: Sleepers

 

2018 NFL Draft Quarterback Ranking

Sam Darnold - 2018 NFL Draft1. Sam Darnold, USC

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft2. Josh Allen, Wyoming

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

 

Baker Mayfield - 2017 NFL Mock Draft3. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

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

 

Josh Rosen - 2018 NFL Draft4. Josh Rosen, UCLA

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft5. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lbs

Big frame and has the length and physical makeup that NFL scouts look for… Full Profile

 

Kyle Lauletta NFL6. Kyle Lauletta, Richmond

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

 

Luke Falk - 2017 NFL Mock Draft7. Luke Falk, Washington State

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

 

Mike White - 2018 NFL Mock Draft8. Mike White, Western Kentucky

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

 

Lamar Jackson - Quarterback or Running Back?9. Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lbs

After winning the Heisman, the overall NFL prospects of Lamar Jackson haven’t changed much.  He is an exceptional runner and excels in his dynamic scheme at Louisville, but needed to make major leaps to be an early round quarterback prospect… Full Profile

 

10. Kurt Benkert, Virginia

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

 

 

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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