Sport Sean Payton issues 'bust' alert on NFL Draft's top QBs

00:30  17 april  2018
00:30  17 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Sean Payton issues 'bust' alert on NFL Draft's top QBs

  Sean Payton issues 'bust' alert on NFL Draft's top QBs Looking at the top NFL QB prospects, Payton said "I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years."So when Payton says he's not impressed with the highly touted crop of quarterbacks expected to go early in the upcoming NFL Draft, his opinion carries some weight. Payton told The MMQB he'd be "a little bit uneasy" if he were picking one of the quarterbacks from the group that includes (in no particular order ) Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield.

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Sean Payton knows something about good quarterbacks. He's worked with Drew Brees for 12 seasons, and the Saints play against a couple of top-notch QBs, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, twice a year.

So when Payton says he's not impressed with the highly touted crop of quarterbacks expected to go early in the upcoming NFL Draft, his opinion carries some weight. Payton told The MMQB he'd be "a little bit uneasy" if he were picking one of the quarterbacks from the group that includes (in no particular order ) Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield.

a close up of a person in a helmet holding a baseball bat: Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson © (Getty Images) Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson

“I don’t see [Andrew] Luck in this draft, and I don’t see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft,” Payton said. “I’d feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can’t create ’em.

"I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.”

Various mock drafts have several of those quarterbacks going in the top five, possibly 1-2-3, and all four could go in the top five. Obviously, those teams have done their homework, watched the tapes, talked to each QB and will draw their own conclusion. But again, Payton has a good feel for the passing game and what makes a good quarterback. Only time will prove him right or wrong.

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Any QB in the conversation to go at or very near the top of the draft will be constantly discussed, and Josh Rosen is no exception. In fact, he might be the single most discussed prospect in this year’s class. Most of that discussion hasn’t been about his play, though. It’s been about him. Some say he’s too smart, a laughable criticism for someone playing probably the most cognitively demanding position in team sport. Others wonder if he’s a team player. A flap was made about him allegedly not wanting to play for the Browns (told you he was smart). Then there’s the far more immediately defensible concerns about his durability, as he enters the league having had multiple concussions. And what if his heart isn’t in the game after all? It’s not like he, the son of a noted orthopedic surgeon, is hurting for money or opportunity after football. Those questions are interesting, to the point that they warrant their own article. Let’s park them and talk about Josh Rosen, quarterback, UCLA. RAF Big Board Ranking: #14 Combine Results When it comes to quarterbacks, the main thing to worry about with the Combine athletic testing is that you don’t have a nightmare. Josh Rosen did not have a nightmare. Height: 6’4″ Weight: 226 lbs 40-Yard Dash: 4.92 seconds Vertical Jump: 31 inches Broad Jump: 111 inches 3-Cone Drill: 7.09 seconds 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.

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