College quarterbacks most likely to be NFL stars

10Baker Mayfield didn’t get any hype, on draft day he went first…

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The 2019 NFL draft is still far off, but when it comes to the top college quarterbacks, it’s worth touting that event even this early on.

Signal-callers who shine on Saturdays boost their chances of surfacing on NFL radars. The landscape is always shifting, too. Baker Mayfield wasn’t getting any hype as a first-round pick at this time in 2017. On draft day, he went first overall, and his clout is already influencing the Cleveland Browns in a big way.

Below is a ranking of the college quarterbacks who have the most upside to be an NFL franchise player, featuring draft-eligible prospects only.