Evaluating quarterbacks for the NFL Draft

With over four months to go before the NFL Draft mercifully arrives on April 27th, we’re going to be hearing a ton about this draft class, particularly the quarterbacks. It’s fun now, and the Senior Bowl, combine and individual workouts will be interesting, but at some point we’ll reach information overload.

Perhaps at some point in the process we’ll be able to get beyond the DeShaun Watson hype that is naturally building following his epic performance against Alabama in the National Championship game. Watson is a fantastic prospect, and along with Mitch Trubisky, DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes he leads an interesting if not overwhelming quarterback class for 2017.

The key is separating his college heroics from traits that will lead him to succeed or fail in the NFL. He certainly has the intangibles and was a great college QB, but we all know that’s nowhere near enough. Let’s see how this plays out.

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Will the Lane Kiffin fiasco hurt Alabama versus Clemson?

Is anyone surprised that things didn’t work out between Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin after Kiffin accepted a head coaching job? This was bound to happen, and Kiffin ends up looking like a buffoon as usual.

Now Alabama has to rely on Steve Sarkisian to run the offense as they square off against Clemson for the National Championship. Sark is a great coach, and Alabama has plenty of talent on offense, but they have a young QB and they’ll be facing a tough Clemson defense that shot out Ohio State.

Should be interesting . . .

Can Connor Cook save the Raiders?

The NFL can’t be too happy with the Raiders-Texans matchup this weekend. After the injury to Derek Carr, the Raiders are stuck with rookie QB Connor Cook starting this weekend. He was passed over by a number of teams in the draft last year and got plucked by the Raiders in the 4th round. The kid has some talent even if many question his leadership, but it’s tough for anyone to start their first NFL game in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler is only getting the start for the Texans due to an injury to Tom Savage, the guy who took his job.

This game might end up being fun, but more likely we’ll see a mess.

Yes, these NBA All-Star jerseys are pretty lame

Darren Rovell has some harsh words for Adidas as he posts a photo of the new NBA All-Star jerseys. It’s hard to argue with him on this one . . .