ESPN analyst already questioning Urban Meyer's use of first-round pick
It hasn’t taken very long for an ESPN NFL analyst to question a coaching decision by Urban Meyer.
Keep in mind, we are over 100 days away from Meyer’s debut as Jaguars head coach.
If you missed it, Jacksonville used a first-round pick in Clemson running back Travis Etienne in the 2021 NFL Draft. Picking a running back in the first round is risky, even if that back is the ACC’s all-time leading rusher — he rushed for 4,952 yards and 70 touchdowns in college.
However, drafting a running back in the first round just to try him out at receiver — as the Jaguars did to open rookie minicamp — seems even more questionable.
At least, that’s the way ESPN’s Marcus Spears views it.
“If I see Travis Etienne lined up 70 percent of the snaps at some type of slot position, I’d fire Urban Meyer myself,” Spears says in the clip below.
Check it out for yourself here:
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) May 17, 2021