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One of my favorite exercises each year is revisiting the “Way Too Early” mock drafts that were released around this time of the calendar. For example, last August I put out my, and in reviewing that article for a piece I’m working on a few things stood out to me: I nailed the first overall selection (Trevor Lawrence to the Jacksonville Jaguars) but honestly that seems like a layup. The only other team/player pairing that I got right was Kyle Trask to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although I predicted it would happen at the end of the first round, and it came about at the end of the second.
It is also a worthwhile endeavor to review those to see what players fell out of favor, as well as what players dramatically increased their draft stock. For example, two names not in that “Way Too Early” mock draft of mine? Zach Wilson and Mac Jones.
Urban Meyer weighs in on Tim Tebow possibly joining Jaguars
Meyer did add that he was dissatisfied with the Jaguars’ current crop of tight ends, although Jacksonville drafted Ohio State’s Luke Farrell in the fifth round. The coach said the position was “a concern” for the Jaguars, adding that if Tebow could help Jacksonville win, Meyer would be in favor of adding his former quarterback at Florida.“I have one job, and that is to win games with the Jacksonville Jaguars. If Tim Tebow or Travis Etienne can help us win, then that’s my job to get them ready to go play,” Meyer added. “That decision is certainly not made yet.
This is becoming something of a routine each year. The year before Joe Burrow’s name was not common in the early mocks, nor was Kyler Murray the year before that (although his baseball dreams were likely a big reason why). Not many people saw the rise of Mitchell Trubisky coming, in fact I’m not even sure he made a watch list I put together the summer prior to his final season.
But if history has taught us anything, we might see some QBs rise up boards this fall. So while you probably have heard of some of the names floated about in early mock drafts right now (Kedon Slovis, Spencer Rattler, Tyler Shough, Matt Corral, Sam Howell and D’Eriq King, among others) who are some of the contenders to rocket up boards next fall? Here are some quarterback to carve out time to study this summer.
The sixth man: Is quarterback Davis Mills the sleeper of this year’s draft?
A light drizzle gave way to a full downpour just as the Stanford quarterback began to showcase his arm in front of an array of NFL scouts and executives. Mills instead calmly used the deluge to his advantage, showing that he throws as effortlessly in wet weather as he does in sunshine. Unbothered by slick footballs or slippery footing, Mills completed 50 of 54 passes during a throwing session scripted to highlight his feathery touch, mobility in the pocket and knack for mixing arm angles. It was a reminder of why Mills was once the top-ranked quarterback in the 2017 class, ahead of the likes of Mac Jones and Kellen Mond, Jake Fromm and Tua Tagovailoa.
Justin Fields, the Player and the Story Line .
How can the Ohio State quarterback be ‘dropping in the draft’ when the draft hasn’t happened yet? Putting the Fields narrative in context. Justin Fields was a phenomenal quarterback at Ohio State. He might become a phenomenal NFL quarterback. He has become the most discussed prospect in this year’s draft, and he is the player most likely to be the story of draft night.Fields, in a way, sums up the story of the modern draft itself. There is the media narrative, which happens outside NFL offices, and then the team evaluations. Sometimes the two overlap. But often, they don’t.