Deshaun Watson says one QB in the 2018 NFL Draft could ‘surprise’ a lot of people
If the past few weeks are any indication, there’s a good chance the NFL Draft is going to get crazy next month, and that’s because everyone wants a quarterback.
In the past 10 days alone, we’ve seen the Jets and Bills both make big trades to move up, so who knows how wild things might get on draft night.
If anyone knows how to surprise people, it’s Watson, who had an electric rookie year before going down with an ACL injury in November. As for the this year’s draft, although there are a lot of reasons to like Sam Darnold or Josh Allen or Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield or Mason Rudolph, Watson likes what Jackson brings to the table.
I feel like he’s a smart individual, he’s a smart quarterback, Watson said. He has the intangibles to run the ball and throw the ball and make quick decisions. And of course, there’s going to be things that he’s going to have to learn and be patient with, I’m continuing to do that myself. Every quarterback, regardless of what system they’re coming from is going to have to learn at this level.
So when Luck does find himself back on the field, the process of not skipping steps, which will carry over to his recent work with a throwing expert out in California, will continue, Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Wednesday in appearance on 1070 The Fan’s The Grady & Big Joe Show.
We’ll ease him along,Ballard said. I mean, he’s in a great place right now, but we’ll ease him along.
After undergoing surgery in January 2017 and spending the entire offseason program, minicamp, training camp and the preseason in recovery and rehab mode, Luck and the Colts were hopeful that he could eventually return to the lineup at some point during the regular season.
But after practicing in a very limited fashion about one month into the season, Luck began to experience some discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder; his throwing program was eventually suspended for the rest of the year.