Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been one of the best players in college football throughout the 2018 season and it looks like his efforts on the field have been noticed by NFL Draft scouts. One person who has been impressed with the redshirt freshman signal-caller is none other than ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.
According to Kiper’s latest Big Board for the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins has jumped up to the No. 2 quarterback.
Haskins is also the No. 11 overall player regardless of position.
The top-ranked quarterback in the eyes of Kiper is Oregon standout Justin Herbert, who he also has as the No. 6 overall prospect, while Duke Blue Devils star Daniel Jones is the third-ranked passer and the No. 25 overall player.
Kiper explained his reason for moving Haskins up the board during an appearance on the ESPN morning show “Get Up” with Mike Greenberg.
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This season, Haskins has thrown for 4,003 yards and a whopping 41 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is now preparing to lead the Buckeyes against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, December 1.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place next spring in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville beat out finalists like Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton to host the event. It marks the fifth year in a row that the NFL Draft has been held outside of New York City.