2020-04-10

Analyst: Tampa Bay is worst fit for Jalen Hurts

Quarterback Jalen Hurts is widely considered an early to mid-round prospect in this month's NFL Draft.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, a former league scout, projects Hurts will go in the second round at 34th overall to the Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, Pro Football Focus, the analytical football site, has him slated to the Colts at 75th pick.

As many know, analysts and commentators use separate formulas and factors (best available, trade factors i.e.) in constructing their mock drafts. However, Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski took a different approach looking at the worst potential landing spots for the incoming quarterback class.

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Sobleski, an NFL Draft analyst, believes Hurts wouldn’t fit into head coach Bruce Arians' pro style system in Tampa Bay.

“[The] Heisman Trophy runner-up needs a coach with a vision for his skill set. As good as Bruce Arians is, he isn't that coach, ” Sobleski writes.

Hurts, a graduate transfer from Alabama, led the Sooners in rushing with 1,298 yards, contributing to 22 touchdowns by ground.

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“Hurts' mobility must be factored into the scheme. Otherwise, a team will limit his overall effectiveness. The dual-threat quarterback is at his best when utilizing run-pass options.

“But Arians isn't going to change his approach. He prefers sturdy, drop-back pocket passers. He's gone from Ben Roethlisberger to Andrew Luck to Carson Palmer to Jameis Winston to Brady. Hurts is the exact opposite of what the coach wants at the position.”

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Through the air, Hurts added 3,851 yards, completing 69.7% of his passes adding 30 touchdowns.

Hurts joins teammates Kenneth Murray and CeeDee Lamb as likely early round draft selections in the April 23-25 NFL Draft.








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