In the end, the biggest thing that matters to a team in today’s NFL is how it plays defense.
That’s where Dallas ranked.
On offense, it’s not a simple question.
That question becomes even more important with the addition of a second-year player who can move the needle offensively.
There is a chance that a player who is the best option at the position could come from the draft class of 2018.
Here are our top 20 QB prospects in the 2018 class.1.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Miami (Fla.)
HurricanesThe Miami Hurricanes quarterback has had a tremendous sophomore campaign.
He threw for more than 1,500 yards and completed 59.7 percent of his passes.
Nassib is a physical player who understands the game.
He’s also a very smart passer who is a natural athlete.
He also is a good fit in Mike Tomlin’s system.
Nassibo’s stock rose from No. 20 in our mock draft to No. 1 in our final rankings.2.
Jameis Winston, QB Florida State (Fla.), Winston will have a big year with Winston’s sophomore season off to a great start.
Winston threw for 2,913 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2017.
He led the Seminoles to an undefeated regular season, and they made it all the way to the College Football Playoff.
Winston will get a chance to show off his skill set in the SEC East division.
Winston had an interception in the ACC championship game, but the rest of the team was able to keep the pressure on him.
Winston could become the third quarterback to throw for 1,000 yards in the first four games of a season.3.
Deondre Francois, DE, South Carolina (S.C.), Francois is the third player to make our top-20.
He will be a free agent this offseason, and he could command a massive contract from another team.
The former LSU star recorded 25 sacks in his final two seasons.
Francois was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.4.
Ryan Griffin, WR, Michigan State (Mich.), Griffin will have an opportunity to showcase his speed and athleticism against the pass on the way into the draft.
Griffin was a surprise breakout star in his junior year with the Spartans, finishing with 1,938 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Griffin is a very good athlete who can win in the open field.
He has an explosive burst and is a threat in the red zone.
He could be the best receiver in this class if he gets to the NFL.5.
Jacoby Brissett, WR/KR, LSU (La.), Brissetti was one of the best kickers in the 2017 draft class, and his senior season was just as impressive.
He had 1,715 yards and 12 touchdowns on 65.6 percent of field goals.
Brisset is a shifty runner with great burst.
He can be a difference maker on the field as well.
He needs to improve his accuracy, but Brissets speed and ability to get open are key to him becoming an NFL-caliber receiver.6.
Ryan Kelly, QB Louisville (La.)
— Kelly has shown a lot of promise in his first two years as a starter at Louisville.
Kelly led the Cardinals to an SEC East title and reached the College Championship game in his second season.
Kelly had some of the most explosive throws of his career, and the Cardinals are in the playoff hunt.
Kelly is also a better fit in Todd Graham’s offense, where he can attack the quarterback from any angle.
He is an explosive passer who knows how to attack defenses with his arm.
He plays with a lot more confidence now than he did in his rookie season.7.
Sam Darnold, QB/RB, Texas A&M (Texas), The Heisman Trophy winner is entering his junior season.
He averaged 3,817 yards and 16 touchdowns in his last two seasons at Texas A & M. Darnolds ability to make plays on the ground is something to keep an eye on.
He showed flashes of being a dynamic back in his freshman year with Texas, but he’s much more comfortable as a receiver now.8.
De’Anthony Thomas, WR Texas (Texas Tech), Thomas is a dynamic weapon on the outside.
He made it clear that he was ready to play in the NFL in his announcement that he would be heading to the University of North Carolina.
Thomas has speed and power.
He projects as a deep threat in a scheme that utilizes the zone defense, and Thomas is comfortable playing that way.9.
Connor Cook, WR Oregon (Oregon), Cook was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Cook is an aggressive and physical receiver who can run routes well.
Cook has good size and speed, which makes him an asset in a pass-happy offense.
Cook projects as an outside receiver who has the ability to stretch the field vertically.10.
Derek Carr, QB Fresno State (Calif.), Carr is