Who is the top QB prospect? Experts debate

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He overthrew his first target on a 40-yard deep pass, but appeared to step into his next two throws, perhaps an indication of the footwork he said he has worked on while training in Southern California. He may not be entering the draft with the most amount of hype, but he's most likely to be the one starting on your National Football League fantasy team 10 years from now.

As with his time at Wyoming, Allen's inaccuracies tended to come in the form of overthrows, including one significant airmail on a slant route. If you can get to three or four reads into your progression, you give yourself more opportunities to get the ball down the field.

When asked about his personal quarterbacks coach claiming he can throw it 90 yards, he said that's not quite true, but "he's not too far off".

"To me, Sam Darnold is the top quarterback this year", said Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com "The intangibles and what he's done at such a young age at 20 years old really checks a lot of the boxes you look for in a young player". He said he is hoping to run through drills at UW's Pro Day workout next Saturday. "So, I think whatever the coach asks me to do that's exactly what I'm gonna do".

Given his healthy draft stock, it's not surprising that Darnold chose not to throw at the Combine.

This year's quarterback class presents an interesting conundrum for teams that need one, because each of the top prospects has concerns that weren't alleviated during their senior seasons: Rosen's personality, Darnold's long delivery, Mayfield's antics, Allen's accuracy.

"That helped me prepare and also being in L.A., being at USC has prepared me really well for the opportunity to go to a big stage like New York City, " Darnold said. "And I think Pat Shurmur is an excellent quarterback coach". However, it will still depend on each team whether they weigh Brown's disappointing Combine more heavily than others and instead focus more on his on-field performance as Mayfield suggests.

-Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, answered with a smile when asked if he would move to receiver if a team wanted to see him there: "No sir". The Heisman Trophy victor also seemed to be very comfortable in the spotlight. He is an accurate passer and can get out of the pocket to make special throws. The Browns, owners of the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks, surely will take a quarterback with one of them. Peterman would perform better in his second start, a 13-7 win over Indianapolis in swirling snow. And I'll tell you, talk about a visceral reaction. "I've been working on it..." I really believe in that.

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"I don't consider Baker Mayfield part of the elite quarterbacks", added Pauline.

Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) and Josh Allen (Wyoming) were poised and confident as they addressed the nationwide media.

At that time, Allen had been projected by some as a top draft pick.

While the emphasis is always on the quarterbacks during these sessions, the receivers are under evaluation as well. He simulates a snap, takes a five-step drop and launches a almost 70-yard bomb to Texas A&M's Christian Kirk.

He ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash Friday, then followed it with an exceptional showing in drills. He is the most ready to play right away, smart and polished.

When Kirk hit the gauntlet of catching seven quick passes while running across the field, he did it with machinelike skill. I think that's also what your teammates want.

Ridley is widely thought to be the No. 1 receiver in this year's class, but wasn't almost as impressive as Kirk in the gauntlet.