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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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