4. Jordan Love, Utah State
Size: 6-4, 224
The Good: If the 2018 version is the real Jordan Love, look out.
With great size, mobility, decision-making skills, and the ability to carry an offense by himself, he was brilliant two years ago under then-head coach Matt Wells. The offense clicked, Love kept the mistakes to a minimum, and it all worked.
Last year under Gary Andersen, the receivers didn’t give Love a whole lot of help, there was too much pressing to get the offense going, and there were way too many mistakes. Love was fine – all of the tools and talent are still good enough to win with.
The Not-So-Good: 2019 was a little bit about Love.
He got better as the season went on, but he had a rough middle of the year including a total disaster of a performance a blowout loss to LSU.
Was he able to succeed only because of the way the Matt Wells system worked? He wasn’t good on his deep throws and wasn’t consistent enough in key moments. He was almost always the best player on the field last year, and he didn’t always play like it.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: The skill set isn’t the best in the draft, but it’s not far off. It’s always a concern when a quarterback rips it up against the mediocre but struggles against the big boys – he was awful last year against Air Force and San Diego State as well as LSU – but that was an aberration. He’ll be a good pro, but it might take growing pains to get there.
Projected Round: First