Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has been the speak of the city this week and former NFL GM turned analyst, Mike Tannenbaum, thinks extraordinarily excessive of the Roll Tide product.
In actual fact, he most just lately mentioned he was a “cross between Jimmy Garoppolo and Matt Ryan.”
Tannenbaum was requested who his “Justin Herbert” of this draft class was.
“College of Alabama’s Mac Jones,” Tannenbaum mentioned on ESPN’s “Get Up!. “This man is a cross between Jimmy Garoppolo and Matt Ryan. He’s extra athletic than individuals understand, he’s correct, he’s a winner, he’s gonna go rather a lot sooner than individuals understand, and he’s gonna be a frontline starter within the NFL.”
Herbert was a favourite of Tannenbaums final draft season and he ended up being pretty correct about him.
Mac Jones’ Scouting Report
Alabama threw Jones right into a beginning function as soon as Tua Tagovailoa was sidelined with a hip damage in 2019. Throughout that season, Jones accomplished 69 p.c of his passes that season for 1,503 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
He stepped his sport up in 2020 as an elite starter, finishing 77 p.c of his passes for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions on prime of a Nationwide Championship ring for the Crimson Tide.
Tannebaum probably got here up with the Jones comparability to Ryan and Jimmy G. on account of his lack of speeding however capability to make performs within the pocket.
“Jones is essentially a assured, calm, poised, and environment friendly pocket passer,” Charlie Campbell of Walter Soccer explains. “He stands tall within the pocket and persistently distributes the ball. Jones reveals good timing and precision to hit his receivers by home windows in protection whereas main them to supply extra yards after the catch. His calm and poised method lends to him displaying area imaginative and prescient within the pocket, the place he’ll transfer his eyes and work off his major learn. Jones is a great quarterback and performs the sport with actual intelligence. As a professional, Jones would match greatest in a west coast offense.”
For a QB—it’ll at all times be higher to have a quick thoughts than quick ft. @MacJones_10 might not be “quick” however he performs that means… pic.twitter.com/Bm1VvB1Vro
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 1, 2021
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49ers Reportedly Scouted Jones & Falcons Linked to Jones
In response to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the 49ers took a take a look at Mac Jones in the course of the season.
“Rumors across the scouting neighborhood point out the San Francisco 49ers are investing critical time and assets into scouting signal-callers,” Miller wrote again in November. “One space scout informed me the group has despatched prime evaluator Adam Peters to see BYU’s Zach Wilson and Alabama’s Mac Jones this season.”
The 49ers are clearly not bought on Jimmy Garoppolo being a starter subsequent season nevertheless it may not be sensible to throw a rookie within the system. Nonetheless, they might draft a QB to take a seat behind Garoppolo for the season.
As for the Falcons, they’ve been linked to Mac Jones however that gained’t occur. Matt Ryan would be the starter subsequent season and the Falcons have the No. Four choose, so there can be loads of different expertise forward of Jones to select from. However, Jones ought to nonetheless be on the board when the Niners choose at No. 12 general.
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