Mack Jones has a lot to live up to – before taking a solo snap in the NFL.
As is the practice, college athletes have a tendency to gather fellow alumni, so the praise of their successors in Tua Tagovelloa's Alabama, Mac Jones, should come as no surprise. Speaking on Yahoo Sports Podcast, Tagovelloa weighed in on Jones' prospects in the NFL and drew some heavy praise in the process.
“I would say that he is a sly person.” “He is another mobile Tom Brady.” He is very athletic, I would say. “
Tagovailoa will also praise Jones' smart and leadership. The two shared a locker room in Alabama for two years.
Recently, NFL draft analysts have discussed Jones as a potential top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, With his floor discussed as the previous pick number 8, where the Panthers are set to take. As a pure-pocket passer, Jones put on a dominant season performance in a championship-winning campaign in 2020, throwing for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns with only four interceptions on the year.
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While Jones is considered by some to be a first-round prospect, he has been knocked out for a few things: not having one of the strongest weapons in the class, limited mobility and athleticism, and a question as to whether he is a major offensive product. Was skill status group last session.
Jones is considered the fourth or fifth best quarterback prospect in this year's draft after Clemson Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and BYU's Zach Wilson. north Dakota State QB Trey Lance could be a wild card in the first round of this year, with limited tapes and inexperience to put red flags on his stock.
While Jones hadn't actually shown his wheels in college – just 42 rushing yards in his Alabama career – that number actually exceeds Brady's college career, -150 yards per college football reference. So maybe, just It is possible, Tua is a point. It is possible.