2018 NFL Draft Preview: Top QB Prospects In Each Conference

NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella lists the top signal-callers in college football for each conference and previews some of the premier NFL quarterback prospects in the nation! The current NFL Draft Bible Big Board ranks Josh Rosen of UCLA as No.1, followed by Sam Darnold of USC at No.2 and Josh Allen of Wyoming rounding out the top three. For a complete list of senior QB rankings, click here.

ACC

Top Prospect: Lamar Jackson, Louisville – Has displayed improved accuracy and arm strength, still just as dangerous with his feet but size is a major concern.

Top Senior: Max Browne, Pittsburgh – Struggled with his accuracy early on in the season but has since bounced back and carries five-star pedigree as a recruit coming out of high school.

B1G

Top Prospect: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern – With 30-plus career starts, he possesses experience and smart decision-making; some pro talent evaluators grade him higher than Trevor Simeon.

Top Senior: JT Barrett, Ohio State – Opinions vary as to whether Barrett can hack it at the next level. While the Buckeyes have sustained great success, his play has been marred by inconsistency.

BIG 12

Top Prospect: Will Grier, WVU – Displays all the tools necessary to start at the next level, could be dark horse first-round candidate.

Top Senior: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State – There are still may questions that remain unanswered when evaluating how his game translates to the next level, including footwork, ability to read through progressions and absorb an in-depth playbook.

PAC-12

Top Prospect: Josh Rosen, UCLA – Appears to be the most polished, NFL-ready quarterback prospect on the planet right now. Can zip it into windows, shows touch when needed and has extremely high arm confidence!

Top Senior: Luke Falk, Washington State – Big win over USC and Sam Darnold helped to recapture some of his draft stock that was lost when he was benched during Boise State.

SEC

Top Prospect: Jake Bentley, South Carolina – Possesses the greatest upside of any quarterback prospect and is constantly showing overall improvement. Has the make-up of a superstar in the making. 

Top Senior: Austin Allen, Arkansas – Plenty of characteristics to like about his game, including a quick release, ability to process information pre-snap and excellent command in the huddle.

MID MAJORS

Top Prospect: Josh Allen, Wyoming – Possesses all the traits and tools to be a franchise quarterback but early season struggles have dampened his draft stock as a potential top overall selection; still a first-round talent.

Top Senior: Riley Ferguson, Memphis – Shootout victory over Josh Rosen and UCLA has garnered him national attention and NFL scout’s recognition.

FCS

Top Prospect: Easton Stick, North Dakota State – Seems to have picked up right where Carson Wentz left off for the Bison and continues to compile an impressive resume since taking over starter duties as a freshman. 

Top Senior: Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State – The UAB transfer has shown consistency, accuracy and the ability to make all the throws, on top of being a smart decision-maker.

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