Going into the 2015 college football season Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was the incumbent top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has had a rather disappointing season up to this point of the year and that has knocked him completely out of the first round.
According to NFL.com, one scout believes Hackenberg’s criticism comes with good reason. The scout said that Hackenberg’s accuracy has always been a big problem, which is certainly something you don’t want to hear if you are vying for a job in the NFL.
“The tape on him is really bad. He gets no protection up front, but (he’s) missing some easy throws. You can’t blame all of his accuracy problems on everyone else. He’s never been accurate and I don’t think he’s ever going to be accurate. His decision making has been better, at least.”
Hackenberg is going to have to really impress the scouts if he wants to have any shot of making it in the NFL. Right now, there is a good chance that his former coach, Bill O’Brien, now with the Houston Texans, will pass on taking him, but that depends on their spot in the first round.
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