Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills): Allen showcased both a strong arm and a strong rushing ability in his rookie campaign. If he can continue to build on these rare traits, he could be the quarterback that the Bills have been searching for since the departure of Jim Kelly.
Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens): Jackson needs to improve his passing if he wants to reach the top 15 of this list someday, but his skills as a rusher are unique enough to make me believe in his long-term prospects.
It would have been wise for the Ravens to add another receiver to Jackson’s arsenal this offseason, but the addition of Mark Ingram will certainly make things easier for him on short throws while also easing the burden of carrying an NFL offense.
Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals): I never reached the hype that most did for Kyler Murray, but he land in a perfect situation for his abilities as a quarterback. If Kliff Kingsbury can maximize Murray’s full potential, he has the traits to be a star in this league.
Josh Rosen (Miami Dolphins): While Rosen may have had the worst start to his career of any of the 2018 first-round quarterbacks, it is worth noting that he was in easily the worst situation of the five.
Rosen was my favorite quarterback of the 2018 draft class and I believe he has the potential to be a franchise quarterback in this league, but I fear that he has landed in another miserable situation with a Miami team that is obviously rebuilding.
If he can combat another terrible situation while also showing off the traits that made him a star at UCLA, he could warrant higher consideration on this list next year.
Justin Herbert (Oregon Ducks): Herbert is not only my favorite quarterback in the potential 2020 draft class, he would have been my top quarterback in the 2019 class as well had he declared. The physical traits that Herbert possesses as a passer will make an NFL franchise incredibly happy next spring.