Joel Klatt explains why Mac Jones is rising up NFL Draft boards
Even though we won’t see Alabama QB Mac Jones on the field this weekend, due to the Alabama-LSU game being postponed, he’s still a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender.
Jones has thrown for 2,196 yards, 16 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions in 6 games thus far, and throws an incredible deep ball.
On Wednesday, FOX analyst Joel Klatt joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and explained why he thinks Jones is rocketing up NFL Draft boards:
"If Michigan continues to play like this, they are going to have one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory… There are some flaws with them that we haven't seen in previous years." — @JoelKlatt pic.twitter.com/LiefDH1EKv
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 11, 2020
“When you watch him, you have to evaluate his presence in the pocket, which I think Mac’s has been very good,” Klatt said. “Does he deliver the ball on time and on target? Yes. Does he understand the different types of throws necessary to be an effective quarterback? I think that’s the case. … You see him drive the football into intermediate zones. You see him strong arm throws to outside the numbers at times. And then yes, of course, he has great players he throws to on the outside. He puts the ball in places when those great players players can have success. … Mac’s playing incredibly well. I think we have legitimately 5, maybe 6, first-round style quarterbacks. … Now our top 2 are clear and I think Trey Lance is right there, but then you’re going to get your Mac Jones’ of the world and Zac Wilson and watch out for Kyle Trask at Florida, as well.”
Jones is playing like a first-round quarterback right now. Will he continue to put up big numbers? We’ll see starting (hopefully) next weekend.