Every year, the NFL pre-draft process sends prospects sky-rocketing up NFL Draft boards based on workout performances, while proven talents get picked apart because they don’t test out well. No other position has a history of risers and fallers like quarterback.
The pre-draft process determined that Alex Smith was better than Aaron Rodgers, and dropped Derek Carr to the second round.
Recent rumors report that the Browns are considering drafting North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the #1 overall pick. Colin doesn’t get it.
He thinks Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback in the class, and it’s not even close. While Trubisky and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer are wowing scouts in workouts, Watson is getting picked apart by the draft process.
Colin pointed out that Watson’s college numbers compare favorably to Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston, both of whom have had NFL success. He’s played his best on the biggest stage, and he’s not the first quarterback to throw a bunch of picks in college. Winston was an interception machine during his last year at Florida State, and he was still the #1 pick.
Trubisky, on the other hand, has all the red flags of a bust. One year starter. Didn’t play well against his best competition. Kizer didn’t even get the full-throated endorsement of his coach.
I got footage. I got stats. I got comparables. I got maturity. He’s gonna drop behind Mitch Trubisky and DeShone Kizer. I don’t get it.”
Here’s Colin making the case for Watson:
Deshaun Watson is the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/O1pTOrrwsV
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 12, 2017