The NFL Combine’s first day player reviews are flying in. One quarterback is starting to emerge as the combine’s top performer. Oregon’s Justin Herbert is garnering high praise from several well-known NFL analysts after a strong performance on Thursday.
The former Duck had a terrific collegiate career, throwing for 10,541 yards and 95 touchdowns as opposed to just 23 picks in 43 career games. The 6-foot-6 passer got better each year he was in Eugene, leading Oregon to a 12-2 record, Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl win this past season after a 4-8 campaign in 2016.
Now, Herbert is ready to take his talents to the NFL. The former Oregon passer is a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming draft. That projection has been solidified after Herbert’s outstanding showing at the NFL Combine on Thursday.
The sneakily athletic Herbert ran an official 4.68 time in the 40-yard dash. Then, the former Duck showed off his elite arm talent in several throwing drills, drawing high praise from some of the most well-known NFL analysts. Here’s what a few of those analysts had to say after Herbert’s strong combine showing:
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 28, 2020
Herbert making himself some 💰#NFLCombine2020
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 28, 2020
Herbert is out there putting on a throwing show. It’s effortless and powerful #NFLCombine2020
— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) February 28, 2020
As NFL analyst Gil Brandt tweeted, Herbert is definitely “making himself some money.” The former Oregon QB’s NFL Draft stock is on an upward trajectory.