Jarrett Stidham is one of the most polarizing prospects ahead of the NFL Draft.
The pocket passer has proven he can make all the throws on the field, but he’s still trying to live up to his freshman season at Baylor. During that season in 2015, Stidham completed nearly 69 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 11.6 yards per attempt.
In 2018, Stidham’s numbers went down even from his first season at Auburn. He completed less passes for less yards, but there’s no doubt, he can spin it with the best of QBs. Part of Stidham’s problem in 2018 revolved around the lack of a running game for Auburn, allowing teams to key in on the pass. Let’s also not ignore the fact that he wasn’t a wonderful fit in Gus Malzahn’s offense either.
Auburn held its Pro Day Friday, and private QB coach Jordan Palmer raved about his performance in front of NFL scouts and talent evaluators, calling it one of the best he’s seen.
“I’m not surprised at all, but that was probably the best — or right there with the best pro days I’ve ever been a part of, and I’ve been a part of some big-time pro days,” Palmer told AL.com’s Tom Green. “…That was about as impressive as I’ve seen.”
That’s certainly high praise, considering Palmer has worked with several NFL QBs. Stidham is perhaps the SEC’s most intriguing NFL Draft prospect. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Stidham will be drafted in the second or third round.
We’ll find out in late April.