Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen set to throw at the NFL Combine
The 2018 NFL Draft is set to feature several intriguing prospects at the quarterback position with a few promising players standing out in the talented crop. However, there has yet to be a clear-cut selection from the group that has been singled as being the projected top overall pick in late April.
This heightens the importance of the pre-draft workouts that will help these players separate themselves from each other. According to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network, three of the top quarterback prospects in the draft in Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, and Wyoming’s Josh Allen will elect to throw during the NFL Scouting Combine.
Many — if not all — of the top QB prospects are going to throw during Combine drills next Saturday, I’m told. #UCLA’s Josh Rosen, #Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, #Wyoming’s Josh Allen, and #OKState’s Mason Rudolph are among those planning to show off their arms in Indy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2018
Rosen is seen as being more of a pure passer of the two along with possessing a strong arm that has allowed him to make accurate throws in tight coverage. He has also demonstrated to have some strong footwork and pocket presence that could lend well to him experiencing much success in the NFL.
Allen has continued to climb up the charts in projection despite not posting attention-worthy numbers with 1,812 passing yards along with 16 touchdown passes to six interceptions. Scouts have praised him for having the ideal body frame for a pocket passer behind his promising arm strength to make accurate deep throws.
He has also shown the ability to make many difficult passes that he will be required to make at the next level. However, his accuracy has come into question completing 56 percent of his attempts in each of the last two seasons at Wyoming.
The inclusion of each of these quarterbacks at the combine should make it a more interesting next weekend in Indianapolis.