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Oregon Football

Top 11 QB's to Watch

July 11, 2018
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The hopes of the season are rested squarely on the shoulders of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert. 

Since Marcus Mariota has come and gone, Oregon has been fortunate to uncover the local talent Justin Herbert who now finds himself in the national spotlight.

Herbert is widely regarded as one of the best college quarterbacks in the game and has NFL GM's drooling over his potential. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein ranked the top 11 quarterbacks to watch this season and he had some pretty lofty accolades for Oregon's Justin Herbert.

11. Khalil Tate - Arizona

10. Shea Patterson - Michigan

9. Clayton Thorson - Northwestern

8. Brian Lewerke - Michigan State

7. Tua Tagovailoa - Alabama

6. Will Grier - West Virginia

5. Ryan Finley - NC State

4. Jake Fromm - Georgia

3. Jarrett Stidham - Auburn

2. Drew Lock - Missouri

1. Justin Herbert - Oregon

The junior quarterback was putting together a very strong sophomore campaign until a broken collarbone knocked him out for five games in the middle of the season. At 6-foot-6, 231 pounds (school measurements), Herbert stands tall in the pocket and is a very natural thrower with a sharp release, good velocity and a very repeatable throwing motion. He plays with good intelligence and displays the ability to manipulate safeties when needed. Hebert is also a mobile quarterback who can escape pressure and move the sticks with his feet. He still needs to learn to throw with more consistent touch.

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