A quick look at quarterbacks of the 2018 National Football League draft

Esther Moore
March 5, 2018

"Well, we played Colorado, Washington and Virginia Tech and we beat the crap out of all of them in the postseason".

Is Wyoming's Allen the next Carson Wentz?

But nobody here believes more strongly in Mayfield than the Oklahoma quarterback. He is the best pocket passer in this draft in my opinion, and the most pro ready.

At that time, Allen had been projected by some as a top draft pick.

Allen has been linked to the Cardinals, who have the 15th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, in more mock drafts than any other player.

-Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, answered with a smile when asked if he would move to receiver if a team wanted to see him there: "No sir". There is far less consensus on Allen and Mayfield. All seven analysts also have Rosen among their top six picks; in other words, he too will go before the Buccaneers on the clock, if these experts are correct.

Rosen's football skillset makes him an intriguing consideration for the Jets and Giants. It was his father's lessons of patience, for example, that helped Allen ultimately decide to return to Wyoming last season.

In fact, Allen appears to be the one most comfortable with the process he's embarking upon.

"I don't know where it comes from", Quessenberry added, when asked about the criticism Rosen gets.

"Well, Jordan seems just to know everybody and it's really cool to have him as our quarterback coach, " said Allen. "I always say that I think if you can get three or four reads into your progression, you give yourself more opportunities down the field".

Mayfield would rank the prospects differently, of course.

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Many of Allen's misses occurred when he overstepped with his front foot-called over-striding-which throws off his balance and arm angle and causes the ball to sail.

The last guy we'll touch on is 2016 Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals. He stands a strong chance of having an extended National Football League career and that begins in Indy by putting what I consider to be a "complete" skill-set on display during workouts.

What were scouts looking for, you ask?

Josh Rosen was 6-5 in his final season at UCLA, but he'd likely go undefeated if stats were kept on which quarterbacks win and lose their press conferences at the scouting combine.

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma: Mayock liked the "sauce" Mayfield displayed on some of his throws and said of the Heisman Trophy winner's overall game: "You have to take him seriously as a potential first-round quarterback".

"First things first, they'd get a victor", Mayfield said. And I'll tell you, talk about a visceral reaction. "I think that's what you have to do". I mean, football is an unbelievable team sport. What you see is what you get. "I think I can diagnose defenses and put the ball where it needs to be and make quick decisions". I'm trying to show who I really am, not who I'm trying to be, because I don't want them to draft someone they think they're getting and then not to get that guy. But he likes to extend plays and take hits.

Rosen had five games last season with at least three touchdown passes and five 400-yard passing games. "The accuracy stuff, 56 percent in college, obviously, is well-documented". But Allen thinks he can duplicate the transition that Carson Wentz quickly made from North Dakota State to NFL MVP candidate for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Yes, Rosen is an inquisitive and opinionated guy who once had an inflatable hot tub in his dorm room. There's no reason that anyone on the coaching staff from a year ago should still be there.

Dissly ran a 4.87-second 40-yard dash, which ranked as the 12th-best time among tight ends. Both are considered exceptional athletes, even with the aforementioned perceived flaws. Still, their every pass on Saturday will be scrutinized closely as QB-needy teams try to figure out which ones they like the best and how early they have to consider drafting them.

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