College football is still in full swing, but it’s never too early to look ahead toward the top prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft. There are a plethora of intriguing quarterback prospects set to go pro next season, but ESPN analyst Desmond Howard is worried about of them.
It turns out that Howard is worried about Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.
Many people thought Herbert would have entered the 2019 NFL Draft since many projections had him going in the first round. However, the talented gunslinger decided to return to the Ducks for his senior season.
Herbert has been outstanding this season at Oregon, completing 69.4 percent of his pass attempts for 2,329 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s done this while also throwing just two interceptions.
Even though Herbert receives a ton of praise from his teammates and coaching staff, Howard has concerns about whether or not he could win over a locker room in the NFL.
Howard appeared on ESPN’s Get Up to discuss his concerns about Herbert.
“I was in Detroit when they drafted Joey Harrington in the first round, similar qualities with great arm strength and skills — but he couldn’t win the locker room,” Howard said on Get Up!. “That’s my concern with the quarterback out there at Oregon, Justin Herbert. Not sure he can win the locker room like (LSU’s Joe) Burrow.”
Prior to Howard’s comments, there weren’t any knocks on Herbert for his leadership skills. In fact, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has said multiple times how vital his quarterback is in the locker room.
Fans can watch Herbert this Saturday when Oregon hosts Arizona.