Everyone remembers the end of the 2014 college football season, right? The Ohio State Buckeyes looked like the toughest team in the country and were looking to just win the Big Ten before third-string quarterback Cardale Jones came into lead them to the national championship.
He took them on an improbable journey to win the Big Ten and beat both Alabama and Oregon in the College Football Playoff for their eighth national championship. Many believed that Jones had the stuff to be an immediate leader in the NFL.
However, he fell off throughout the 2015 season and lost his starting job to the same person he took over for a year before: J.T. Barrett. Despite that, Jones seems to be getting love from some NFL Draft analysts as NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah said that he could go in the second round of the Draft in April.
“I think a lot of people say fourth round, maybe a little later — he got benched this season — I’m going to put him in the second round,” Jeremiah said on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft”. “It might be the bottom of the second round, but there’s going to be a quarterback coach (or) an offensive coordinator who is going to go to the GM and say, ‘This guy has such rare physical tools, give me some time to work with him, I will get it out of him.'”
Cardales Jones has certainly shown the athleticism and leadership needed to be a successful NFL quarterback. If a team takes a chance on him, they would be getting one of the strongest arms in the NFL Draft.
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