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Mel Kiper's top prospects at each position for 2018 NFL draft

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Kiper expects big things from Darnold (0:42)

Mel Kiper Jr. compares USC QB Sam Darnold's "it-factor" to the likes of No. 1-overall picks John Elway, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. (0:42)

Time for a fresh update of my top prospects by position, the first since the preseason. A whole lot has changed ... dig in.

Important to note: This is a mix of seniors and underclassmen, but early on I separate the two so you see more senior players, as those are guys who are certain to be in the draft. By "underclassmen," I mean players who technically could return to school for another season. Those are true juniors and third-year sophomores. I've denoted the third-year sophomores with asterisks.

Quarterbacks

Seniors

1. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
2. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
3. Luke Falk, Washington State
4. Brandon Silvers, Troy
5. Mike White, Western Kentucky

Underclassmen

1. *Sam Darnold, USC
2. Josh Rosen, UCLA
3. Josh Allen, Wyoming
4. Lamar Jackson, Louisville
5. Kelly Bryant, Clemson

Mayfield is No. 1 in FBS in Total QBR (93.2), and Rudolph is No. 2 (89.1). The Sooner is one of my favorite college football players to watch. The first-year starter Bryant has a big frame (6-4, 200).