What's in store for the future of J.T. Barrett's football career? One NFL Network analyst has weighed in.
The former Ohio State quarterback is not considered to be a top draft prospect. Some believe he'll go undrafted.
ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper sees the former Buckeyes star as an undrafted free agent prospect.
"I think he’s a developmental guy. His passing skills, accuracy and decision making, that’s the big question mark. I’d probably look at him more as an undrafted free agent," Kiper said.
An NFL Network analyst is a bit higher on Barrett. He thinks he'll be in the league for a long time.
Mike Mayock expects Barrett to be picked late. He thinks he'll be in the league for a "lot of years."
This is what the NFL wrote about Barrett's draft profile earlier this year:
Weaknesses: “Operation time and ball handling are a little slow. Not a naturally accurate passer. Makes receivers work too hard. Ball placement can be a struggle even on swing passes and short throws. Completed a measly 28 percent of his throws over 21 yards this season. Seam curls come wide open and he will opt for safe throws in middle of the field. Misses opportunities to challenge safeties.
Gets it out a step late on intermediate and deep throws. Halts progressions early rather than allowing route development. Three-quarter release makes him short in the pocket and allows defenders to maul his pass attempts. Release and arm strength are below average. Allows rushers to get on top of him.”
Barrett will certainly have a lot to prove in the next level. Will an NFL team give him a chance to do it?