Dwayne Haskins’ draft stock may be sinking

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As the draft gets closer, skepticism surrounding Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins seems to be growing.

Peter King wrote in Football Morning in America that he has heard “Haskins is sinking,” and “Haskins could plummet,” and he might be the fourth quarterback off the board, behind not only Kyler Murray but also Drew Lock and Daniel Jones.

At this time of year, it’s hard to know who’s really sinking, and who only appears to be sinking because teams that like him don’t want to talk him up and encourage other teams to move ahead of them to take him. So any talk of draft stock sinking has to be taken with a grain of salt.

But there are reasons to question Haskins, who only started one year at Ohio State and didn’t really start to generate buzz as a likely high pick until late in 2018. It’s possible that Haskins’ stock isn’t sinking so much as perceptions of him were too high a couple months ago and are now getting closer to reality.

Regardless, it only takes one team to draft him, and it’s easy to envision that one team has a high first-round grade on him. Even if most teams are skeptical.

51 responses to “Dwayne Haskins’ draft stock may be sinking

  1. Whoever said that should stand on it when he goes in the top 10. They are always doing this to black QBs

  2. I think Haskins made a big mistake coming out as early as he did. He needed to prove himself one more year at Ohio State. If he’d have nearly as good as year in 2019 to 2018 he’d been a definite 1st rounder. He still may be but it’ll be late or in the 2nd round.

  3. Let’s see. He was on one of the best offensive teams in the country – protected with numerous weapons to use so he has not faced adversity; he showed up at the Combine out of shape and looking pudgy; his demeanor may be great for the athletes in the locker room but he must inspire the fans (remember it’s a business not just an athletic contest for owners) – and Haskins seems unable to do that. Questions no fan can answer – (1) How did Haskins do in social situations with the owner? (2) How did Haskins do on and off the “board”? (3) How did he explain his pudgy body at the largest job fair in athletics? (4) How does his geographical background translate to suite sales, ticket sales and merchandise sales compared to the other options (I doubt he is even in the same sales “book” as Daniel Jones or Eli Manning for the Giants). (5) Does he exude the traits the head coach wants like toughness, charisma and leadership?

    Sorry, but Haskins seems a young boy with athletic talent – not a larger, fiery Baker Mayfield or a dominant leader like Andrew Luck or Jimmy G. I’d bet on the Giants going with Daniel Jones and Haskins being relegated to Miami or Washington. Lock is the outlier as he seems a loose cannon with an arm to match. But those views are from the outside; I wonder if we’ll ever know the inside evaluations.

  4. He is going to be a better pro than Murray. He has better numbers than Murray, physically bigger player (ie not going to be pulled down by a finger tip) played a comparable amount of games and played in a conference with better defenses. The only difference is he didnt win a heisman trophy and I dont know who has a stronger arm but it boggles my mind that Murray is allegedly going to be the number 1 pick.

  5. Stop. Just stop. Murray should be sinking. He played no better than Haskins last year and was a bench warmer the year before because he couldn’t beat out Baker Mayfield. Let’s not forget he was a quitter and left Texas Tech because he couldn’t get on the field there either. Stop. Just stop.

  6. Sometimes there is just too much analysis. Dan Marino was being talked about for two years as the #1 pick in the draft. Then, right before the draft everyone got real stupid and he ended up being the 6th QB taken. Of course, it was Don Shula who drafted him. Maybe it was Shula that was putting out the negative information. Unless Haskins played poorly in some secret games the last few weeks, I’d be careful about changing my evaluation. Maybe Bill Belichick is sitting there hoping everyone gets stupid again.

  7. Then again, it may be rising. All this chatter/smoke screens from outside sources can’t be taken seriously until the draft picks are in.

  8. Trubisky was a one year starter who had worse stats, worse metrics, and didn’t play his first three years because he couldnt beat out a worse QB than Haskins was behind. Gee, wonder why he got a pass and Haskins isn’t.

  9. I reckon he’ll be a steal if he’s the 4th QB taken. Not so much pressure on him if he’s drafted at the end of the first round.

    Why is his value sinking though?

  10. I think one bad sign for Haskins is the Broncos and Jags went the veteran route instead of trying to get him.

  11. His accuracy sucks…even his Pro Day receivers had to break stride to catch his throws…Plain and simple!

  12. THE FACTS:

    Dwayne Haskins is low key.
    He is not flashy.
    He is stable (boring).

    Dwayne Haskins is very self-assured and not insecure.
    He doesn’t need to be “the guy” (… but… he is “THE GUY”).

    Dwayne Haskins has a cannon.

    Dwayne Haskins has a laser.

  13. He’s not “sinking.” He was just the guy you guys in the media were high on, so you figured if you’re high on him, then the front offices must be, too. Media does this every year with quarterbacks. Rarely ever do they get it right, sorry.

  14. Well, Stephen A says he’s more of a running QB. Since he only ran for 108 yards last year, what does that say about his passing? We all know Stephen A is a genius…

  15. Nothing wrong will going later in the draft. You end up on a better team and you are not asked time do too much. Before the team knows it, your rookie contract is up and your team only knows that it has a winning record, but not how bad you are

    Regards,

    Dak in Dallas

  16. “But there are reasons to question Haskins, who only started one year at Ohio State and didn’t really start to generate buzz as a likely high pick until late in 2018. It’s possible that Haskins’ stock isn’t sinking so much as perceptions of him were too high a couple months ago and are now getting closer to reality.”
    =====================

    Same could be said about Kyler Murray, also one year starter at Oklahoma… yet some people here hype him up like crazy.

  17. Feel bad for Haskins. But so thankful we havent heard Murray’s stock is sinking. (Thanks Cardinals?) It would be an all out witch hunt / mass panic by places like this and other media sources to condemn any question about him.

  18. Haskins reminds me of Cardale Jones. Another one year wonder from Ohio State that flopped in the NFL.

  19. Haskins has thrown more passes in college than Murray, yet no mention of Murray’s lack of experience. QB’s are always over drafted and this year will be no exception. He will go in the top 10.

  20. So Haskins is sinking because he’s only started 1 year?

    Haskin’s stats
    games started 22
    passing yards 5,396
    TD 54
    INT 9
    Rating 174.0

    Murray’s stats
    games started 29
    passing yards 5,406
    TD 50
    INT 14
    Rating 181.3

    So, in 7 less starts than Murray he’s posted better numbers while playing a tougher schedule yet Murray is the consensus #1 pick and Haskins is now a liability due to the # of games played? Ok then.

  21. “It’s possible that Haskins’ stock isn’t sinking so much as perceptions of him were too high a couple months ago and are now getting closer to reality.”

    Was there secret tape that no one saw until now?

  22. Frankly this QB draft reminds me a lot of 2011, where you had one great prospect (Cam then, Kyler now) and a bunch of marginal guys people are willing themselves into liking (Locker, Gabbert, Ponder then/Lock, Haskins, Jones now)

  23. I project he will have a better career than Kyler Murray. I wish them both success, but Dwayne has all the metrics (except elite speed) and frankly has done nothing to cause me to consider him less favorably than 3, 4, 5 months ago. He has the prototypical metrics and rates positive on “intangibles” IMHO.

  24. As a Giants fan, I would love to see him drafted at #37. I think he’s worth a flier no matter what in the 2nd round… but I really don’t see him going past 20-25.

  25. This comment board reeks of racism. Lotta people comparing him to Cardale Jones, why is that? This dude is a pocket passer, with incredible numbers playing in the Big 10. Maybe he won’t be great. But that’s a risk with every player drafted. But the way people talk about this dude is insane. Daniel Jones? Lol. Drew Lock? Lol. What have those guys put on tape that Haskins hasn’t? He’s put way more on tape than those guys.

  26. deneb1973 says:
    April 9, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Sorry, but Haskins seems a young boy with athletic talent –
    ——————————————————————————-
    “sorry, but Haskins seems a young MAN with athletic talent”

    I fixed it for you.

  27. @savethebs

    There definitely some questionable comments here. The only similarities between Dwayne Haskins and Cardale Jones is their college and skin color. Haskins is traditional drop back pocket passer. Jones was a running QB.

  28. In EVERY interview that I’ve seen of Haskins, he is very well spoken and intelligent with a good attitude. His play on the field, although limited in some opinions, speaks for itself. He had a great offense around him yes and he did exactly what he was supposed to do in that situation. Excel. He’s no bigger gamble than Murray and a far better prospect than Lock or Jones.

  29. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    April 9, 2019 at 7:53 am
    His accuracy sucks…even his Pro Day receivers had to break stride to catch his throws…Plain and simple!

    He completed 70% of his passes last year.

  30. I don’t understand all the comments about Haskins. He came into the 2017 OSU-Michigan game after Barrett got hurt and I’m sure almost every OSU fan thought it was over. Instead he played with confidence and threw crisp passes and quickly took over the game. In 2018, he exceeded expectations and showed just how well he threw the deep ball….something Barrett was terrible at. I watched his throws at the combine and the announcers were duly impressed. He’s not a runner like Murray. He sits in the pocket and finds the open guy. For a first-year starter I think he performed incredibly well. I think he will be the best QB in this year’s draft class. All these rumors may be from teams hoping he falls to them. If he’s not the first or second QB off the board then some team will regret not picking him.

  31. One common factor is Urban’s QB’s rarely translate to the NFL and almost all are busts, some epic. Alex Smith is the only one that had a decent career but never really led a team with only a 2 to 5 playoff record.

  32. @bobmillion
    One common factor is Urban’s QB’s rarely translate to the NFL and almost all are busts, some epic. Alex Smith is the only one that had a decent career but never really led a team with only a 2 to 5 playoff record.

    All factually true, but Haskins wasn’t developed by Urban, and the offense he ran shows that. Haskins development and success really came under Coach Day. Time will tell whether he gets counted as another OSU QB bust.

  33. Haskins is going to be good. He has a great Head on his shoulders, he is smart, he is Football Smart, he is coachable, he has a GREAT attitude, he is VERY instinctual in the pocket, slides well in the pocket, throws with timing and anticipation, extremely accurate and has very good arm strength.

    The only “Knock/Dig” that I will admit to, is he only played for one year.

    OK, big deal, so what?

    Get him on the GIANTS and Red-Shirt him for most of his Rookie year and let him learn.

    Teams that want a QB and pass on him will regret it.

    I like Drew Lock a lot too, so if the GIANTS go with Lock, I won;t be upset, but now, I am rooting hard for Haskins. He is a great Young Man and I hope for nothing but Great things for him.

  34. Haskins looks like a solid QB prospect but your statement about team posturing toward specific players is very astute. Smart front offices would never give any of their real player evaluations to anyone outside of their building.

  35. tollisonsmith says:

    Running quarterback always fall in the draft.

    He’s not a running QB. He rarely ever ran the ball. He is a passing QB who is very accurate and can find the open man. He’s lucky Day started the season otherwise Urban would have had him running thirty times a game and throwing passes sideways instead of downfield.

  36. I was making fun at Stephen Smith expense for stating haskins is a running quarterback. Stephens evidence? Actually stated that haskins looks like a running qb– whatever that means.

    tollisonsmith says:

    Running quarterback always fall in the draft.

    He’s not a running QB. He rarely ever ran the ball. He is a passing QB who is very accurate and can find the open man. He’s lucky Day started the season otherwise Urban would have had him running thirty times a game and throwing passes sideways instead of downfield.

  37. ‘One common factor is Urban’s QB’s rarely translate to the NFL and almost all are busts, some epic. Alex Smith is the only one that had a decent career but never really led a team with only a 2 to 5 playoff record.’

    If you watched Haskins at all, he was nothing like the normal zone read, run heavy Urban Meyer QB

  38. bobmillion says:

    April 9, 2019 at 11:40 am

    One common factor is Urban’s QB’s rarely translate to the NFL and almost all are busts, some epic. Alex Smith is the only one that had a decent career but never really led a team with only a 2 to 5 playoff record.

    As a OSU fan I totally agree on Urban’s Qb’s and they don’t translate at all to the NFL. Haskins is NOT a typical Urban QB however. He is a stand in the pocket and deliver the ball in stride guy not the typical Urban zone read QB who runs half of the time.

    I have seen him play in person several times and the guy has an absolute cannon for an arm and throws the ball with confidence and in rhythm.

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