Franchise QB? Mac Jones receives incredibly high draft grade from former NFL GM
Despite an ankle injury at the Senior Bowl, former Alabama QB Mac Jones received high marks from coaches and NFL scouts alike last week in Mobile, Alabama.
Add another former front office official to the list. ESPN NFL Front Office Insider and former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said on SiriusXM on Monday that Jones helped himself the most of any player at the Senior Bowl. Even enough to be a top 10 pick.
“During the week, it was no question it was Mac Jones,” Tannenbaum said. “I don’t think he’ll go lower than (pick No.) 8. You could just look at the body language between him and (Panthers head coach) Matt Rhule. And look at the year Mac Jones had, what, 41 touchdowns, four interceptions, completed 77 percent of his passes and he had a lot less weapons.”
Tannenbaum said a year ago, former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa had more weapons to throw to than Jones, as the former GM mentioned that Tagovailoa had four first-round picks among his receivers.
“We talk about guys like Justin Herbert and Daniel Jones, players that really helped themselves at the Senior Bowl, I think Mac Jones is going to be a big part of that narrative moving forward,” Tannenbaum said.
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— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) February 1, 2021