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What Justin Herbert's Decision Means For Dwayne Haskins

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The biggest news in college football today is the decision by Oregon's Justin Herbert to return for his senior season. Herbert was projected to be the top quarterback off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft.

With Herbert coming back to school, the herd of an already-slim quarterback class is thinned some more. His announcement is bad news for NFL teams needing a quarterback, but good news for one potential draft entry.

Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins has been rocketing up draft boards with his performance this fall. There were many who thought Haskins would be a top-10 pick in 2019 if he came out, even if Herbert was in the draft.

Well, with Herbert remaining a Duck, Haskins is now the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback in the 2019 class, assuming he leaves school early.

Haskins has said recently he is focusing on Ohio State's upcoming Rose Bowl game against Washington. He'll announce his NFL decision after that.

At this point, it seems like a formality that he will forego his final two seasons and turn pro.

Outside of Haskins, Missouri's Drew Lock, Duke's Daniel Jones and West Virginia's Will Grier should also merit long looks from NFL teams.