- May 14, 2016
6'3 220lbs, he was a low rated QB out of Minnesota but has skyrocketed on NFL draft boards after leading North Dakota St to another undefeated National FCS title. He threw for 2,786yds 28TD's 0INT's at 66.9% passing & rushed for 1,100yds & 14TD's.
He has a similar physical build to Dak Prescott with better arm talent & much higher upside. He reminds me of Deshaun Watson overall & could hit the ground running once he enters the league. He's a naturally gifted playmaker & can make every throw. The throw @2:15 on his highlights was a really nice off platform throw on the run.
I doubt he would enter the Portal because he's all but guaranteed to be a 1st round draft pick, unless he just really wants to play one more season this Fall, he would be the most highly sought after Free Agent transfer QB in college. Otherwise, he definitely should declare for the draft & just spend the rest of the year getting prepared, he's set to make millions.
I'm a fan of his game, I actually think he'll be better than Justin Fields in the NFL. The smaller school QB's have recently tended to do much better in the league than the big time P5 school kids because they have less talent around them & have to deal with much harder adversity than the big name school QB's.