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NFL Scouts Think Jarrett Stidham Could Be "Sneaky" First-Round Pick

A photo of the stage at the NFL Draft.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A view of the NFL Draft theater prior to the start of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

One of college football's best quarterback from the 2017 season suffered a significant regression during the 2018 campaign that could affect his draft stock. Auburn's Jarrett Stidham threw for 400 fewer yards and suffered a 14-point drop in his player rating from 2017-2018.

While the 2018 season wasn't as kind to the Auburn Tigers, Stidham just wanted a chance to prove he belongs with the best quarterbacks in the 2019 draft class. He got that chance at the Senior Bowl where he competed against top collegiate talent.

According to Bleacher Report's NFL draft expert Matt Miller, Stidham helped his draft stock with a solid performance this week.

One scout remarked how Stidham had "no help" from his line and skill players this past season, which is why we saw a regression in his production. Teams still like him. Three evaluators from different teams added he could be a sneaky late first-rounder.

If Stidham sneaks into the end of the first round, there's a legitimate possibility that five quarterbacks go in the first round. Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock are virtual locks to go in the first, while Daniel Jones and Kyler Murray (if he chooses football) will also likely go in the first.

The 2019 draft kicks off on April 25.