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Mel Kiper Names His Top College Quarterbacks

Mel Kiper gives NFL Draft analysis on ESPN.

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Here are the ESPN NFL Draft analyst's favorite quarterbacks heading into the 2017 college football season.

Which college quarterbacks does Mel Kiper like the best heading into this upcoming college football season?

The ESPN NFL Draft analyst released his initial position rankings for the 2018 NFL Draft last week.

Kiper has a Big 12 quarterback No. 1 in his senior QB rankings and a Pac-12 quarterback No. 1 in his underclassmen QB rankings.

His No. 1 senior quarterback: Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph.

His No. 1 underclassmen quarterback: USC's Sam Darnold.

Darnold is the No. 1 quarterback on most NFL Draft analysts' big boards. The young USC star had a fantastic end to the 2016 season and is a Heisman Trophy favorite heading into the fall. Some believe he'll be the top overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

You can view Mel Kiper's full positional rankings for the '18 NFL Draft here.