Quarterbacks Drafted Before Lamar Jackson in the 2018 NFL Draft

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Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, presents Louisville's Lamar Jackson with his Baltimore Ravens jersey during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Dec 10, 2022, 4:07 PM

Despite winning the Heisman Trophy and terrorizing defenses over his final two seasons of college football, Lamar Jackson wasn’t considered an elite prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Years later, Jackson has proven to be one of the top signal callers in the NFL and is likely making some teams regret their draft night choices.

Quarterbacks Drafted Ahead of Lamar Jackson in the 2018 NFL Draft

Four quarterbacks were selected ahead of Jackson in the 2018 NFL draft: Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Josh Rosen.

Mayfield was taken first overall by the Cleveland Browns, followed by Darnold third overall to the New York Jets, Allen seventh overall to the Buffalo Bills, and Josh Rosen 10 overall to the Arizona Cardinals.

Thirteen total quarterbacks were selected in the 2018 draft.

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