The 2017 NFL Draft was rather shallow in terms of quarterback depth. Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, DeShaun Watson, and DeShone Kizer were considered the highlights of the draft, but they likely wouldn't be rated so highly next year. The competition at quarterback is extremely high for the 2018 class, and while there is a ton of potential, there can also be some major disappointments. A strong season is required ahead of the draft, and if one of the top guys struggles he will likely see his draft stock plummet. Here are the 4 College QB's with the most to lose this season.
4. Lamar Jackson - Louisville
Lamar Jackson is certainly an elite talent, as he has put on display over the past two seasons. Jackson is set to enter his junior season with a Heisman already under his belt and is looking to prove to NFL scouts that he is a surefire first round pick. Jackson still has to prove he can develop as a passer and not rely too heavily on his ground game. If he can improve at reading coverages, NFL teams will be lining up to have their chance at Lamar Jackson.
3. Sam Darnold - USC
Sam Darnold is a prototypical NFL quarterback, standing in at 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds. He put his talent on display last year at USC, throwing for 31 touchdowns and just 9 interceptions in his redshirt freshman season. He has great arm strength and accuracy, and he needs to build upon his stellar freshman season. If he continues to improve, Darnold may be the No. 1 overall pick in 2018.
2. Josh Allen - Wyoming
Josh Allen is garnering a lot of attention around the NFL, and is considered one of the top quarterbacks in college football. Playing in the Mountain West Conference has led to comparisons to Carson Wentz, but many believe Allen is a step above the Eagles former first round pick. He did throw 15 interceptions in a weak conference last season, so he has to clean that up in 2017, but he has potential to be a top pick.
1. Josh Rosen - UCLA
Josh Rosen was one of the most coveted high school quarterbacks in recent memory, and was immediately handed the reigns at UCLA in his freshman season. He had a solid freshman season before his sophomore campaign was cut short after six games due to injury. He now has to prove that he is still the same talent he was predicted to be while in high school, and as a junior it is his last chance to put up the numbers that were expected of him.