Top QB prospect Dwayne Haskins declares for the 2019 NFL draft

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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, a potential first overall pick, has announced he will enter the 2019 NFL draft.

“After many thoughts and prayers with family and close friends I have decided to declare for the 2019 NFL draft,” Haskins said in a statement.

Haskins had an outstanding season at Ohio State and has been viewed as a first-round pick, completing 70 percent of his passes, averaging more than nine yards per pass, throwing 50 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.

The Cardinals, owners of the first overall pick, drafted Josh Rosen last year, so they won’t be selecting Haskins this year. But it wouldn’t be surprising to see some quarterback-needy team trade up to take Haskins first overall. If Haskins doesn’t go first, he’s sure to go in the first round, likely high in the first round.

35 responses to “Top QB prospect Dwayne Haskins declares for the 2019 NFL draft

  1. Smart move, he will be the first QB drafted and that means a really large contract. NY Giants would make sense

  2. There’s a team soon to be leaving Oakland that could use a good QB.

    It would be Gruden-esque to want to dump some hot Carrbage and that huge salary.

  3. The Completion Percentage stat can go pound sand. Worst stat in pro football. Know how to get 100% completion percentage? Hand the ball off every play. I’ll take Andrew Luck’s slinger approach over a dink and dunker any day of the week.

  4. thegreatgabbert says:
    January 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm
    So what do all the people ridiculing Blaine Gabbert’s quarterback name have to say?

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    Blake Bortles doesn’t think “Blaine Gabbert” is so bad.

  5. Smart move. Best of a bad class this year. He will go in top half of round one. Next year he would be the 4th QB taken most likely. Huge contract difference.

  6. He may be good or a bust. I think the 2016 Draft fooled a lot of teams. Most of these high drafted rookies don’t pan out. Just because Carson Wentz and Jared Goff both look like the real deals doesn’t mean most of these top 10 drafted rookies will be. Just look at the 2015 draft: Jameis Winston and Marcus Marriota. Also, Ryan Tannehill, Christian Ponder, and Blain Gabbert. All top 10 picks!

  7. As a Cardinals fan I approve. Great decision Dwayne!!! A few teams will fall in love with him & one of them will move up to #1 overall to ensure they land Haskins working out a trade w/ Arizona landing Arizona a handful of premium picks in this & next years NFL draft. With 10-11 picks in this years draft including the #1 overall pick in each round if they can land an extra 2nd & 3rd in this years draft that will go a long way on draft day really helping them to build up that offense.

  8. Developmentally he’d be better waiting another year, but i do think he fits a lot more pro style systems than any other qb this year or next. He’s definitely a pocket passer which is becoming more rare.

  9. minnesotablizzard says:
    January 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm
    Historically bad QB class when you are trying to talk yourself into taking an Ohio State QB and it working out for your franchise.

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    Tom Tupa had a great NFL career. 😉

  10. He’s a good kid and I wish him all the success in the NFL but sure would like to see another year at the college level under his belt. Hard to pass on that high of a draft expectation though, I get it.

  11. watch all his games. great arm. stares down the WR . runs in cement shoes . the $$ to hard to walk away from. not sure he is a plug in and play QB. another yr at school would have help.

  12. Why are people down on him? Seriously asking. I don’t watch much college ball anymore but his numbers are ridiculous. And he checks EVERY box.

    Comp % great
    TDs = OMG!
    ints = low
    yards = OMG!
    YPA = good
    competition = as good as it gets
    offense = pro style

  13. Trubisky only had 13 college starts and was drafted #2. Haskins has had 14 college starts and has looked infinitely better in college than Trubisky ever did. He’ll be just fine.

  14. The Giants better not even think of trading up considering the 2020 class. I dont even want them to draft him if he falls to them at #6.

  15. He may be good or a bust. I think the 2016 Draft fooled a lot of teams. Most of these high drafted rookies don’t pan out. Just because Carson Wentz and Jared Goff both look like the real deals doesn’t mean most of these top 10 drafted rookies will be. Just look at the 2015 draft: Jameis Winston and Marcus Marriota. Also, Ryan Tannehill, Christian Ponder, and Blain Gabbert. All top 10 picks!
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    I hear this argument all the time. Picking a QB in the top 10 is a crap shoot. Baker Mayfield looked like a world beater but may not be the same QB in 2 years when there is alot of film on him.

  16. Dwayne Haskins is going to be a very good QB in this league. He is a smart player who can make every throw with accuracy. He’s a natural leader in the huddle and he works extremely hard at his craft.

    If my team (Lions) didn’t already have Matthew Stafford, I would be pounding the table demanding we trade up to draft Haskins.

    As a Michigan fan, I am thrilled that Haskins won’t be around to beat us soundly again next year.

  17. The dude is making the right decision. He will be the top QB picked and will be over valued by a few teams in need. He will get paid a lot more money this year than he would next year.

    Will he make it in the NFL? If he goes to the right team. A team that isn’t panicked to win now or nothing. A team with a solid scheme and an above average defense would be good for him.

    His transition to the pro game hinges on where he goes. People talk about guys who are busts. I believe most of these busts are a product of the team they play for. It ruins the player. Poor coaching is hard to overcome in a short NFL career. A lot of busts would have been good if they ended up somewhere that knows how to coach up quarterbacks. Being thrown to the lions in a rookie season does a lot of these young guys in.

  18. I watched 5 of his games yesterday and he would be a risky pick. He has good mobility and arm strength and could develop but i didn`t see many good NFL throws. His stats are bloated by a ton of screen passes. His downfield accuracy was not good. He may be the 1st QB taken but i doubt he will be the best QB in this draft. There is a lot to work with but at this point it is all projection because his completion % is misleading and if you take those screens out of it i don`t see an accurate thrower.

  19. campcouch says:
    January 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm
    Same armchair experts on here who declared Mayfield a bust are chirping again.
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    I just want to congratulate all the Browns fans on their Championship and Baker Mayfield on his Hall of Fame induction. I guess after 1-31 and Johnny Manziel 7-8-1 and
    Baker Mayfield feels like winning.

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