Statman’s QB Rankings

Brandon’w First Look at the QB’s in the 2018 Draft:

1.Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)

 

Pros: Great arm strength, elite accuracy to all areas of the field, will face at least 5 top 50 defenses this year (Ohio State, Georgia, TCU twice, and Iowa State), competitiveness and heart, throws into tight windows, mobility and ability to extend plays in the pocket, poise and confidence showed improvement every year as a starter even after losing players to the NFL such as Sterling Shepard, Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine and Dede Westbrook, 4 year starter (1 at Texas Tech and 3 at Oklahoma) takes care of the ball (Only 5 INT this year), and finally he is statistically the most efficient passer in college football history

 

Cons: Antics such as planting the flag and what he did during the Kansas game. He has been arrested which teams will view as a red flag. Not prototypical NFL size.

 

Pro Comparison: Drew Brees

 

2.Lamar Jackson (Louisville)

 

Pros: Great arm strength, dual threat, great mobility, faced 5 top 50 defenses this year (Clemson, Virginia, Mississippi State, Florida State, and Purdue), Improved as a passer this season, competitiveness and heart, and confidence and poise

 

Cons: Can still improve as a passer and can work on limiting turnovers

 

Pro Comparison: Randall Cunningham

 

3.Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State)

 

Pros: Good arm strength, prototypical NFL size, lead the FBS in passing this season, 3 year starter, some mobility, great deep accuracy, and competitiveness

 

Cons: Struggles reading defenses and making tight window throws. His Receivers often bail him out.

 

Pro Comparison: Joe Flacco

 

4.Josh Rosen (UCLA)

 

Pros: Great arm strength, best pure thrower in this draft class, prototypical NFL size, confidence and poise, and 3 year starter

 

Cons: Injury prone, effort/competitiveness (How much does he really care?), sometimes questionable decision making, and limited mobility

 

Pro Comparison: Jay Cutler

 

5.Quinton Flowers (USF)

 

Pros: Good arm strength, dual threat, great mobility, good deep accuracy, confidence, and 3 year starter

 

Cons: Level of competition (though he did play his best game against the best team he faced this season in UCF), not prototypical NFL size, and can work to improve accuracy

 

Pro Comparison: Tyrod Taylor

 

6. Sam Darnold (USC)

 

Pros: Great arm strength, some mobility, can throw receivers open, good accuracy and prototypical NFL size

 

Cons: Turnover Machine (Leads FBS in Turnovers), Long release, sometimes questionable decision making, and struggled versus top tier competition (Ohio State and Notre Dame)

 

Pro Comparison: Blake Bortles

 

7.Riley Ferguson (Memphis)

 

Pros: Good arm strength, prototypical NFL size, some mobility and good accuracy

 

Cons: Level of competition, and sometimes holds the ball

 

NFL Comparison: Ryan Fitzpatrick

 

8.Brandon Silver (Troy)

 

Pros: Prototypical NFL size, 4 year starter, and good accuracy

 

Cons: Average Arm Strength, limited mobility and level of competition

 

NFL Comparison: Brian Hoyer

 

9.Luke Falk (Washington State)

 

Pros: Prototypical NFL size, PAC 12 All Time Leading Passer, good accuracy, and 3 year starter

 

Cons: Average arm strength, limited mobility  and struggled this season

 

Pro Comparison: Sean Mannion

 

10. Josh Allen (Wyoming)

 

Pros: Great arm strength, some mobility, and prototypical NFL size

 

Cons: Level of competition, accuracy,  and decision making

 

Pro Comparison: Deshone Kizer

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