The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone with plenty of quarterbacks being taken in the 1st round. Now it’s time to begin turning your focus on the quarterbacks who will be mention in draft talks for 2019. Football University breaks down who our team expects to be the top 5 quarterback prospects.
Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson could have left school early and been a high draft pick but decided to stay. He is expected to return to full health this fall after tearing his ACL during Bowl season. Thorson can make all the throws and will finally have full control of the offense now that Justin Jackson has graduated.
Lock will be a four year starter for the Tigers. As a junior he set an SEC record for touchdown passes in a season (44). The former U.S. Army All-American will get his chance to prove he is an elite prospect this fall after deciding to return for his senior season. Lock has plenty of arm talent but scouts will likely want to see him lead his to some more SEC wins.
Is Justin Herbert a system quarterback? Scouts will get a chance to see how he adjusts now that Willie Taggert has left for Florida State. Herbert has a live arm which allows him to make a variety of different of throws. If Oregon performs well this season it could elevate Herbert into the discussion for No.1 pick.
NCAA has come down with their ruling and Shea Patterson will be eligible this fall. Fully expect for Patterson to take the Big 10 by storm in what is likely his only season in Ann Arbor. If Patterson is able to show NFL scouts he can play within the pocket and throw the deep ball he will be poised to declare for the NFL early.
After beginning his career at Florida, Grier has made the most of his opportunity at West Virginia. Former U.S. Army All-American returned for his senior season after a strong junior campaign. Grier and his receiver David Sills head into the season as the most dangerous combo in all of college football. Would not be shocked to see him make a run at the Heisman trophy.