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4 College Quarterbacks Who Project as Solid NFL Starters

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29:  Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Oklahoma Sooners during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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In this year's NFL Draft, the league saw three quarterbacks taken in the first round, two of those being Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. Both are considered to be solid starting quarterbacks in the league, while Daniel Jones is a big question mark in New York.

As every fan knows, once one draft is over, it's onto the next one. There is plenty of quarterback talent in the NCAA, and fans will be watching plenty of college games in order to scout the next generation of NFL quarterbacks.

Here are four collegiate signal callers that project as solid NFL starters at some point in the future.

1. Trevor Lawrence

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Football fans are gushing over the Clemson Tigers quarterback, and for good reason. After taking over the reins from Kelly Bryant, Lawrence completed over 65% of his passes for 3,280 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just 4 picks in 15 games. After his 347-yard, 3 touchdown performance CFP National Championship Game, many are calling him an undisputed first overall pick whenever he declares for the NFL Draft. Lawrence has been called a "super elite" prospect, and you best believe QB-needy teams will be trading up for him.

2. Tua Tagovailoa

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide attempts a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the second half in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Tua Tagovailoa is a darling of fans and scouts alike. After stepping up in relief of Jalen Hurts in the 2018 CFP Championship, the southpaw quarterback staged an impressive comeback to defeat Georgia in overtime. Tagovailoa proved he was the real deal this past season, throwing for 3,966 yards and 42 touchdowns on a 69% completion rate. The Tagovailoa hype train will only continue this upcoming season, as NFL teams like the Miami Dolphins are already linked to the Alabama quarterback.

3. Justin Herbert

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 31:  Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks looks to pass against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half of the Redbox Bowl at Levi's Stadium on December 31, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Redbox Bowl - Michigan State v Oregon | Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Oregon's Justin Herbert was originally slated to be the top quarterback in the 2019 class. Despite the big money contract that loomed, Herbert decided to return to school for his senior season. Herbert stands at 6-foot-6, and can throw the ball with laser-like speed and unreal precision (especially in tight windows). Compared to Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz, Herbert can be the answer for a franchise in need for a quarterback of the future. He'll be a top-ten draft pick come next April.

4. Jake Fromm

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01:  Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs drops bak to pass against the Texas Longhorns during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Georgia | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

While Tagovailoa and Herbert are the sexy names in the 2020 class, you can't forget about Georgia's Jake Fromm. He replaced an injured Jacob Eason in his freshman season, and held off five-star recruit Justin Fields this past year. While he hasn't exceeded more than 3,000 passing yards in his first two seasons at Georgia, that can be related to the program's run-heavy offense. Despite the hype surrounding the Alabama and Oregon signal callers, Fromm is arguably the most pro-ready quarterback, and can build up his draft stock in his junior season.