Former Eastern Washington and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams is very athletic, but right now, it doesn’t look like he will be drafted at a spot where he would have the potential to win a starting job. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t confident in his abilities.
Adams recently joined The Dan Patrick Show and talked about the upcoming draft just a few days away. Adams seemed like he believed he had the potential to be one of the better quarterbacks to come out of the draft and he could be better than Jared Goff, who could go number one to the Los Angeles Rams.
“If I’m not as good as, then I am better than him,” Adams said. “I’m not going to sit here and say he’s better than me because there’s nothing that he’s doing that I can’t do. … So, yeah.”
He was then asked about another possible top selection in North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz. He had a little more praise for the quarterback, saying that he has watched Wentz closely and he is just an all-around better athlete than Goff.
“He’s the only quarterback in this draft that I can literally say, ‘He’s better than me.’ I’ve seen him at the (NFL Scouting Combine), he made every single throw. I’ve been watching him since we were both freshmen. He’s legit. He’s a legit quarterback,” Adams said.
This could be just a case of Vernon Adams calling out Goff because of them being from PAC-12 rivals. However, Adams did have a pretty good career at the collegiate level and he could end up making an impact in the NFL if a team wants to take a chance on him later in the draft.
He threw for over 10,000 yards and 110 touchdowns while at Eastern Washington and added on over 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns during his one season with the Ducks. He also rushed for a total of 1,379 yards and 13 touchdowns during his college career.
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