Pre-Senior Bowl QB Rankings 2018 NFL Draft
The NFL Playoffs are in full swing and we have one game to go in the college football season—that means it is NFL Draft time here at MFST. Over the next four months we will be diving into rankings, mock drafts, profiles and scouting reports on all of the eligible draft prospects. Here are our quarterback rankings before the Senior Bowl at the end of the month. As it always is during the time leading up to the NFL Draft, these rankings can and will change often.
QB Rankings 2018 NFL Draft
1. Josh Allen-Wyoming
- He’s been our No.1 QB since last season ended and despite his ‘sub-par’ numbers in 2017, he has the potential to be a franchise QB at the next level.
2. Mason Rudolph-Oklahoma State
- Prototypical size for the position, Rudolph has climbed our rankings all season.
3. Lamar Jackson-Louisville
- The most athletic quarterback since Mike Vick, Jackson has improved his accuracy and technique. A team will fall in love with his athleticism.
4. Josh Rosen-UCLA
- He is at the top of many rankings, but I’m not sure why. Yes, he has a great arm, accurate to all levels, but his attitude and head-scratching plays would worry me if I were an NFL GM.
5. Baker Mayfield-Oklahoma
- No one is questioning Mayfield’s heart, but I wonder how he will perform in an NFL offense rather than a spread system that tells you when and where to throw the football.
6. Sam Darnold-USC
- Just like Rosen, Darnold is at the top of many rankings, but his accuracy and poor decision-making is the reason he is here on this list.
7. Riley Ferguson-Memphis
- Ferguson wasn’t on our NFL Draft radar before the season, but he along with his entire Memphis team performed so well he is going to get a decent look from multiple NFL teams.
8. Quinton Flowers-USF
- Similar to Jackson, Flowers is an ultra-athletic quarterback. His accuracy and arms strength isn’t as good as Jackson’s but a team could find multiple ways to use USF’s record-breaking QB.
9. Mike White-Western Kentucky
- White and Quinton Flowers were on the same USF team, but White lost the QB competition and transferred to Western Kentucky. He put up huge numbers and his stock could continue to climb during the pre-draft process.
10. Luke Falk-Washington State
- I’m on the record saying Luke Falk is not an NFL quarterback despite the numbers he put up at Washington State. He was benched during multiple games this season due to terrible quarterback play and he will be a fringe backup in the NFL.