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2018 QB class coming together with big names entering fray

In a 15-minute span Wednesday night, the 2018 quarterback class got deeper and better with the addition of two potential top-10 picks.

UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold respectively announced their intentions to forgo their college eligibility and enter the draft. They're two of the latest to join a quarterback crop that is considered, by draft analysts, to be one of the deepest in years. Just a few potential additions to the group remain in limbo as the deadline to declare (Jan. 15) draws near.

The Browns, of course, hold the No. 1 and No. 4 picks along with three second-round selections. Since his arrival as general manager, John Dorsey has talked about the importance of figuring out the quarterback position, a spot that's been maligned with inconsistency for years in Cleveland. The Browns have not used a pick higher than No. 22 on a quarterback since 1999.

Whether it's through the draft, free agency or both, the Browns plan to surround DeShone Kizer with competition in 2018. These are the quarterbacks you'll be hearing about for the next few months as draft season kicks into gear.

*We've not included quarterbacks who have yet to declare for the draft.

Sam Darnold - USC (redshirt sophomore)

The scoop: More than 7,000 yards passing, 57 TDs and 22 INTs over two seasons as the Trojans' starter. The Trojans went 21-6 over that span, winning last year's Rose Bowl and losing to Ohio State in this year's Cotton Bowl.

Josh Rosen - UCLA (junior)

The scoop: Threw for 9,341 yards, 59 TDs and 26 INTs over three seasons as the Bruins' starter. He missed part of his sophomore season with a shoulder injury and did not play in UCLA's bowl game this year because of a concussion. UCLA's best record under Rosen came during his freshman year, when it went 8-5.

Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma (senior)

The scoop: Won the Heisman trophy after throwing for 4,627 yards, 43 TDs and 6 INTs while leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. The Texas Tech transfer began his career as a walk-on before starting three seasons at Oklahoma, where he threw 119 TDs and just 21 INTs. He's committed to play at the Senior Bowl later this month.

Josh Allen - Wyoming (junior)

The scoop: The 6-foot-5, 233-pound Allen started two seasons for the Cowboys, compiling 44 TDs and 21 INTs while completing a little better than 56 percent of his passes. A constant threat as a runner, Allen added 716 rushing yards and 12 TDs on the ground.

Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma State (senior)

The scoop: In three seasons as the Cowboys' starter, Rudolph threw for close to 12,000 yards, 86 TDs and 22 INTs for one of the nation's most potent offenses. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder will join Mayfield at the Senior Bowl.

Luke Falk - Washington State (senior)

The scoop: Perhaps the most experienced signal-caller in this year's draft, Falk finished his career with 14,481 yards, 119 TDs and 39 INTs after leading the Mike Leach-led Cougars to winning seasons as a sophomore, junior and senior. Falk will be at the Senior Bowl.

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