Reviewing the quarterbacks chosen in the 2018 NFL draft

Who got which grade?

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The Buffalo Bills are the big winners of the 2018 NFL draw. They took out Wyoming’s Josh Allen in seventh pick and landed a great one. The other three teams that went for QBs in the first 10 picks haven’t been so lucky. Time to review Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and the rest of the 2018 QBs.

Cincinnati Bengals: Logan Woodside


Logan Woodside went to the Bengals on the seventh round and had no impact in Cincinnati. He played in 11 games over two seasons for Tennessee with 13 rushes for 4 yards. Oh, he managed to take one down first. Quality: F

Seattle Seahawks: Alex McGough

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Alex McGough was in the news this week for bad and good. He was seen frustrated by head coach Skip Holtz of the Birmingham Stallions after throwing a plectrum. He regrouped and led the Stallions to the USFL title after coming off the bench. The FIU seventh round roster has no NFL stats, but he is a champion. Quality: F

New England Patriots: Danny Etling


Somehow Danny Etling managed be part of 25 transactions in the NFL without playing a down. There was a time when the former LSU QB had a future in New England. It didn’t work out and he just traveled the distance wire on an odyssey to nowhere. Quality: F

Jacksonville Jaguars: Tanner Lee

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Tanner Lee played college ball at Tulane and Nebraska and was drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round. When he last heard from him, he was waived by Jacksonville in 2019. No statistics. Quality: F

Tennessee Titans: Luke Falko


Luke Falk was unlucky to start two games for the Jets in 2019. He was 0-2 and threw three picks against 0 TD passes. Quality: F

Dallas Cowboys: Mike White


Another quarterback who made his way to the New York Jets, Mike White actually won one of his three starts for Gang Green in 2021. He was drafted by Dallas but cut in 2019. With New York since September 25, 2019, he is part of 19 transactions. Rank: D

New York Giants: Kyle Lauletta

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Kyle Lauletta came to the New York Giants from Richmond. There was a time when Big Blue thought he had a bright future. wrong. Lauletta was 0-for-5 in his two appearances as Giant. Another one that has attended the spring competitions. Quality: F

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Rudolph

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Mason Rudolph is in the mix to replace Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. He has made 10 starts and went 5-4-1 with 16 touchdown passes to 11 touchdowns. His most famous – infamous – moment was when he got into that huge melee with Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns. Rank: C

Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson

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Taken with the last pick in the first round as Louisville Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson was electric for the Baltimore Ravens. The biggest flaw is the lack of success after the season. However, he delivered while playing football. He has thrown nearly 10,000 yards with 84 TDs against 31 picks. His starting record? How about 37-12. Class A

Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen


There isn’t much good to say about Josh Rosen’s NFL career after he was taken 10th overall by Arizona. He was so useless that the Cardinals took first pick Kyler Murray in the 2019 draft. Rosen has been a massive failure. Quality: F

Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen

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Josh Allen came to Buffalo from Wyoming and has grown into a spectacular quarterback. He has thrown 103 touchdowns and 14,114 yards. He is 39-21 as a starter. Allen also rushed for 2,325 yards and 31 touchdowns. Quality: A+

New York Jets: Sam Darnold


Sam Darnold was the New York Jets’ third overall pick from USC. His career was derailed by illness, injury and everything else that comes with being a member of Gang Green. He was traded to Carolina, where he will be teammate (for now) with Baker Mayfield, and started off with three straight wins before everything fell apart with the Panthers. Rank: D

Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield

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Baker Mayfield, the top pick in the 2018 draft, had his moments with Cleveland. Colorful and controversial, he is now bringing his act to Carolina. Already people are wondering if Mayfield will beat Darnold, which can’t be considered a good thing. Overall, he was 29-30 at Cleveland as a starter with 14,125 passing yards and 56 picks. Rank: C



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