No position can make or break an NFL team quite like the quarterback. Get yourself a good one, and you almost guarantee yourself a decade of competitiveness. Get yourself a great one, and you probably will end up with a Super Bowl ring.
This year’s NFL Draft class of quarterbacks is loaded with talented prospects. Quarterback-hungry teams are salivating over their chance to land one of them. The question is, which ones from the group are the best? Here’s our rankings for the top 10 quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft class. Keep in mind, it will take several years to determine how this shakes out.
10) Kurt Benkert, Virginia
Originally a quarterback at East Carolina, Benkert transferred to Virginia after tearing his ACL and enjoyed two seasons leading the Cavs. His completion percentage either year wasn’t strong — 56.2 percent as a junior and 58.5 percent as a senior. He opened eyes with his strong play early in the season, and a massive 384-yard, four-touchdown game against Miami. To know what he can do, put on the tape from that game and watch him complete nearly all of his passes and make every throw. Overall, he has a pretty strong arm but lacks the accuracy and athleticism to have a big impact in the NFL.
9) Luke Falk, Washington State
A former walk-on at Washington State, Falk developed into one of the better quarterbacks the program has seen in the past 15 years. He leaves as the Cougars’ all-time passing yardage (14,481) and touchdowns leader (119), as he thrived in Mike Leach’s offense. Falk was only tested in the vertical jump and broad jump at the combine and did not excel at either. He did not participate in the Senior Bowl. Falk completed 68.3 percent of his passes during his career and has shown excellent accuracy. He took advantage of a lot of spacing in his offense thanks to the scheme his team ran.