| My problem with Jones is that I just can't find anything really "plus" about him...
With Murray, you can see the plus athleticism, the ability to make plays when the pocket breaks down, the ability to improvise, make something out of nothing - and on top of that, he throws a great ball.
You can have concerns over Murray's size - I've been one of those people, but you can at least look at the other tools and see the potential to be special.
With Haskins, it's the natural ability as a passer, the ball placement, the football IQ, the accuracy.
Again, with Haskins you can be concerned with the lack of experience, the footwork.. how much is it Meyer being a really good coach / how much is it Haskins being legit?
But at the end of the day, there's so much to like about Haskins and if you believe he's still getting better and will still improve - which I do - he can be really good at the next level.
Drew Lock... the arm. He has the strongest arm in the class. His arm is live, it's exciting and he throws a really nice deep ball almost effortlessly. If you watched what Patrick Mahomes did this past year and want to dream big - Drew Lock is the guy you can dream on in this class. I'm not huge on Lock - but at least the high ceiling is there.
With Lock, you worry about the touch on the shorter passes, the inconsistency, the overall accuracy. I also don't like seeing the QB who has the great JR year and then regresses as a SR. But the experience is a plus for Lock - he was a 3 year starter and even got some play as a freshman. So, you like that part - also an SEC guy, so he's seen some legit defenses. He wasn't just tearing up terrible Big 12 defenses.
But there's big potential there and you can't teach the arm he has.
When it comes to Jones... I just can't hitch my wagon to anything. I see a lot of things where I'm like "well, he looks decent there... that's not bad..." and I can maybe give him the benefit of the doubt in some spots where his supporting cast just wasn't very good.
But I'm looking for things the player does that really stand out and it's hard to find that. I have major concerns about his deep ball. I don't want to sound like a broken record because I've posted this sentiment before - it just seems like the ball kind of dies on him when he's really going down the field and his motion doesn't seem natural. He really seems like he has to heave it to get it deep - like he needs a little bit of a head start.
I can totally see Jones being a decent NFL starter... i.e.. Ryan Tannehill. But that's not what you gamble on @ 6 overall - and to me, you don't even gamble on that in the 1st round at all.
I guess if we did something like BPA defense @ 6, RT/WR/DEF @ 17 and then Jones is still there @ 37 and we take him there, it's less objectionable, but it still seems like a waste to me.
At that point, I'd rather just go with Eli this year and go after the QB in 2020.
I really don't like the idea of kicking the can down the road for another year, though - I think we could find ourselves in a very precarious position that way.
So, my hope is either that we eventually swing something for Rosen (which seems very unlikely), or take Haskins @ 6. I'd be on board with Murray too - but I just don't see Arizona passing.
I don't want to take another project QB and the vet/trade route doesn't appeal to me either unless it's someone young like Rosen who is only a year into his rookie deal.
Jones @ 6 would be infuriating and I'd still be pretty pissed about taking him @ 17.
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| is that the negatives you read about him are evident when watching him play. His velocity is underwhelming especially on throws to the sidelines which will lead to int's in the NFL. His numbers were very poor as well. I know his team sucked but he had some terrible games last season. Even during his best game I didn't see anything special about him.