In Urban Meyer's final year at Ohio State, first-year starter Dwayne Haskins was his quarterback, setting all kinds of NCAA records en route to Big Ten and Rose Bowl titles. Now that Meyer is retired and Haskins is in the NFL, he had some bold statements about his former quarterback.
In an appearance on The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, Meyer declared that Haskins is "going to be great" in the NFL. He stated that aside from his limited on-field experience, he has everything he needs to succeed.
Meyer also complimented Haskins by calling him "the most accurate passer that I've ever had." Haskins finished the 2018 season with an impressive 70.0-percent completion rate.
Haskins set numerous Ohio State and Big Ten passing records in his lone year as a starter, going 12-1 that year as the team won the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting to boot.
In April, Haskins was one of the top-two quarterback prospects on the draft board but was passed over by the quarterback-needy New York Giants at 6th overall, who selected Daniel Jones.
Haskins wound up being selected by the Washington Redskins at No. 15, making him the first Ohio State quarterback drafted in the first round since Art Schlichter in 1982.
He is widely expected to compete for the starting job as a rookie.
Haskins' former coach will certainly be rooting for him.