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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins

Born: May 3rd, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’3
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Quarterback
University: Ohio State

About Dwayne

     Ever since Dwayne was a child, he had dreams of being the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. 10 years later, he not only broke nearly every passing record for Ohio State, but he also broke Big 10 records held by Drew Brees. Dwayne was able to throw for nearly 1,000 more yards and 11 more touchdowns even though he only played in 1 more game than the 2nd place holders. He would go on to become Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year for this performance and led his team to a Rose Bowl victory over 9th ranked Washington.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths

     Haskins has an NFL ready body type and possesses a cannon of an arm. He shows his high football I.Q. on and off the field. You can see him go through his progressions during a handful of different game tape. Off the field, he stays focused, watches tape, and is a student of the game. His play style fits more NFL offenses than my #2 quarterback, Kyler Murray, which is why I had to give him the slight edge.

Weaknesses

     This is more of a con than a weakness but he only had 14 games as a starter in a pass-friendly offense. He can let the deep ball get away from him at times, and can get dazed with pressure in his face.

NFL Draft Projection/NFL Comp

NFL Draft Projection

     If I were to go off of talent alone, I would say Haskins would be a Bottom 16 pick in the 1st round, but based off trends, he will be selected in the Top 6 picks of the 1st round. Whether it’s the Giants snagging him with the 6th pick or someone trading up to steal him away, I can’t see him falling outside the top 6.

NFL Comparison

     Watching Haskin’s film, you can see that he has the ability to really throw as far as you need him to, and he does it with ease. His combination of arm strength, and willingness to throw the ball close to 40 times game resembles how Matthew Stafford plays now with the Lions. If he can go to a team that will cater to his lack of escapability, Haskins should become a good to very good starter in the NFL.

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