On Thursday night, the NFL Combine rolled on with the quarterbacks going through drills. The top quarterbacks in the draft took the field for a series of workout, including the 40-yard dash and throwing drills.
Perhaps no quarterbacks helped themselves more on Thursday night than former Oregon star Justin Herbert and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. The latter entered the NFL Combine as a potential third or even fourth-round pick.
However, one NFL analyst suggested Hurts will be drafted soon than other experts have previously noted. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah loved what he saw from Hurts and suggested he won’t get out of the second round.
“Jalen Hurts, you know a lot of people like Bucky Brooks – our colleague – have used the Dak Prescott comparison with Jalen Hurts,” Jeremiah said. “You might have something with him.”
“I think he could come out of this thing when it’s all said and done, people have been talking about him as a third or fourth-round pick. I don’t think he’s going to get out of the second round because of what he’s able to do as a playmaker and he can really spin the football.”
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 28, 2020
Hurts did himself a few favors on Thursday night by running a sub-4.60 40-yard dash.
The former Sooners star made it clear he’s one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the draft, but he has enough arm talent as well.
It seems his stock is on the rise heading into the draft.