UGA’s Justin Fields projected as ‘top impact’ freshman QB in 2018

In the last few years, freshman quarterbacks have proved to the college football world that they can contribute right away. Last season, freshman Tua Tagovailoa led Alabama to a national title defeating Georgia freshman Jake Fromm in the process. And the year prior,Jalen Hurts -- who was replaced by Tagovailoa in the title game -- led the Crimson Tide to the 2017 national championship game.

With that in mind, Athlon Sports' Steve Lassan looked at which incoming quarterbacks could have a "top impact" on their teams in 2018. Making the list was new Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Justin Fields.

The Harrison High School product was rated the No. 1 overall player by ESPN despite suffering a season-ending hand injury in the middle of his senior season. In his two years as a starter, Fields threw for 4,187 yards and 41 touchdowns while adding 2,096 rushing yards and 28 scores on the ground.

Fields enrolled early at Georgia and is expected to compete with Fromm for the starting job, however unseating the 2017 SEC Freshman of the Year could be a challenge.