The quarterback class for the 2019 NFL Draft, according to the experts, isn't quite loaded at the top. While the 2018 NFL Draft featured at least three QBs worthy of being a top draft pick, next year's class is believed to be pretty thin.
Two college football quarterbacks have really impressed Todd McShay so far this season, though. They're both sophomores.
The ESPN NFL Draft analyst said that both Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, a true sophomore, and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, a redshirt sophomore, have been brilliant.
“Everything is accurate,” McShay said of Tagovailoa on ESPN's Get Up! this morning. “He’s also extending plays with his feet. He’s a dynamic playmaker. I don’t care that he’s 6-foot-1 or however tall he is. This guy is going to be a high draft pick whenever he comes out. I know we’ve only seen a few games. It’s a small sample size, but I’ve seen enough to know that he can play at the next level.”
Tagovailoa isn't eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins, meanwhile, is.
"Talk about a young quarterback stepping up and playing big this year,” McShay said of Haskins. "His first real challenge vs. TCU and he goes down to Texas and winds up being really steady and consistent. He's completing over 70 percent of his throws. He’s not the athlete maybe that Tua (Tagovailoa) is at Alabama, but he’s mobile enough and the anticipation, touch and timing he shows are well beyond his years.
"I just think that he’s the best pure passer that Urban Meyer’s had since Alex Smith. He may wind up being just as good in the college game in terms of his passing skills."
Perhaps we'll get a Tagovailoa-Haskins matchup in the College Football Playoff this year...