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NFL Network's Mike Mayock Not A Fan Of Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones: "The Tape Is Really Bad"

There have been times over the last few years where Ohio State's Cardale Jones and Christian Hackenberg seemed like good bets to be top quarterback draftees. Jones finished his career undefeated as a starting quarterback at Ohio State, and led the Buckeyes to the 2014 National Championship after stepping in for the injured J.T. Barrett. Christian Hackenberg has the prototypical pocket passer arm and build, and was a very good player as a true freshman starter for Penn State.

Things did not continue for the two Big Ten QBs, however. Jones entered 2015 as OSU's starter but the offense never got untracked with him under center, and he was eventually replaced by Barrett. Hackenberg did not seem like an ideal fit in James Franklin's system, and his freshman year under Bill O'Brien wound up being his most impressive. Physically, they may be the two most talented throwers in the draft, but when it comes to film, they leave things to be desired. NFL Network's Mike Mayock was very blunt in describing Jones and Hackenberg as prospects.

">February 23, 2016

">February 23, 2016

">February 23, 2016

In all likelihood, both players will be drafted in April, but they're probably seen more as projects than the potential franchise players that they once were projected to be.