- AProjectionRound 1
- YearRS Sophomore
- Hand9 ⅝
- Arm33 ½
Strong Points: Has NFL size and speed. Very strong arm and throws a tight ball. In his only year as a starter, he put up outstanding numbers, completing 70 percent of his throws, including 50 touchdowns. Very good athlete who is capable of making and extending plays with his feet. Reads defenses and is a quick decision-maker. Doesn't turn the ball over (only 8 interceptions). Quick overhand delivery. Very good accuracy and ball placement. Can make all required NFL throws.
Weak Points: Only a one-year starter and still has two years of college eligibility left. Still needs to add some strength and bulk to his frame. Can be indecisive at times.
The Way We See It: A third-year sophomore, Haskins is the most inexperienced quarterback to enter the draft since Mitch Trubisky, the second overall pick (Bears) in 2017. Haskins only played 171 snaps two seasons ago but started all 14 games and put up rare numbers last season. His physical skill set is unmatched in in this draft. He has all the physically required traits to become a very good NFL quarterback. Not often that we see a quarterback come into the NFL after passing for over 4,800 yards and 50 touchdowns! Not only is he a gifted passer, Haskins is athletic enough to make and extend plays with his feet. Yes, he is still raw, but the tools are there. Should be the first QB drafted.
Hub Arkush: Like Haskins, Trubisky came out of North Carolina just two seasons ago with the same concerns about experience and not having played under center -- although a lot less production than Haskins in his one season. They are similar in size -- Haskins is a tad bigger -- both have big arms, great feet and are very good at extending plays in the pocket, although Trubisky is a much better runner. Both Haskins and Trubisky compare to Rodgers in style only. Haskins put up outstanding numbers in 2018, including 4,831 passing yards, a 70 percent completion rate and a remarkable 50:8 TD-INT ratio. Haskins appears to be adept at reading the field while staying patient in the pocket and his accuracy, touch and arm strength are franchise QB worthy.
Best Fit: Giants, Broncos, Buccaneers, Raiders
Red Flags: A "system QB?" In spite of remarkable record, last quality NFL QB Urban Meyer developed was Alex Smith at Utah, and independent of Meyer, OSU QBs have struggled at next level.
NFL Comp: Aaron Rodgers, Mitch Trubisky