Draft Risers- Quarterback
Josh Allen, Wyoming
(6-foot-5, 237 pounds) 40-Yard Dash- 4.75 (3rd)
It is abundantly clear that Josh Allen has a cannon for an arm. The kid drove on his throws and showed his elite arm strength that many evaluators have been talking about for years.
His 40 time also displayed that he was a better athlete than I expected. He had the best arm of group 1 and some team will select him in the first 20 picks of the draft based purely on his arm talent.
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
(6-foot-1, 215 pounds)
The overly-confident Mayfield had some critics throughout the combine experience. Everything he said during press conferences was scrutinized by the Twitter-verse and national media.
Scouts knock him for his confidence. “How dare he be confident!” I personally love the swagger he plays with and so did his teammates.
Once he stepped on the field Saturday, he showed that his arm could back up his mouth. He was repeatedly on target while taking snaps under center (evaluators criticized him thoroughly for not doing so in college).
His arm strength shined as he completed countless deep balls and showed that his arm had more juice than previously thought. His love of the game and ability to handle big pressure moments will make a team fall in love him. That team will select him as a top 15 pick in the draft.
Josh Rosen, UCLA
(6-foot-4, 226 pounds)
There is a new No. 1 QB in my draft rankings and his name is Josh Rosen. Sam Darnold not participating allowed Rosen to shine as the top QB prospect. His arm talent and footwork are special. He had only one bad throw through all the on-field work. The kid is smooth and clean on the field.
His “cockiness” off the field may scare some teams off but it is what it is. I think the kid will be special and will be picked within the top 5 picks of the draft.