Justin Herbert helps draft cause with Senior Bowl MVP

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Several quarterbacks have gone from having strong performances at the Senior Bowl to being drafted early in the first round and Justin Herbert might be the player following that path this season.

Herbert went into the week saying he hoped to show NFL teams leadership ability that he might not have shown during his time at Oregon. Teams will have to decide for themselves how well he did on that front, but his on-field work didn’t hurt his cause.

Herbert was given an award for his work in practice during the week and was named the game’s MVP on Saturday. He was 9-of-12 for 83 yards and a touchdown and also broke off a 19-yard run during the game.

“He’ll be a really good player in this league,” Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said after coaching Herbert, via the team’s website. “He’s calm, he’s poised. He managed the offense and ran what we wanted him to do. It was a nice showing. He can run it. He can do that, he’s a really good athlete.”

Some thought Herbert would have been a high pick last year, but he opted to return to school. While it remains to be seen where he’ll land this time, Herbert’s off to a good start in the predraft evaluation process.

15 responses to “Justin Herbert helps draft cause with Senior Bowl MVP

  1. His Bowl Game performance underwhelmed me but I heard he was one of the most consistent QBs all week.

  2. If Miami can’t move up to number 1 then Herberts their guy. With a little patience and some development he’ll be a decent starter in the NFL he has all of the intangibles he just needs the right situation

  3. Some good Qb”s in coming draft. Wish Minnesota could pick one. The key word is wish. Vikings sold out on COUSINS. He is good, just can’t move. He needs to be able to behind that horrible line.

  4. camstinks says:
    January 26, 2020 at 7:51 am
    If Miami can’t move up to number 1 then Herberts their guy. With a little patience and some development he’ll be a decent starter in the NFL he has all of the intangibles he just needs the right situation
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    If he gets drafted in top 10 everyone in that organization should be fired immediately.

  5. I don’t know how anybody can see Herbert run and think he’s anything like Brady. More like Rodgers, if he can pick up the finer points of the pro game.

  6. Bengals still taking Burrow at 1. Even if they did trade back with Miami for their 3 first rounders there is no guarantee Herbert is there at 5. You get one shot at a Joe Burrow. You have to take him.

  7. If you think his draft cause was helped by that meaningless award you haven’t been paying attention. Hes the #3 QB off the board no matter what his SR Bowl week was like. He could end up being the best of them all in the right situation but he’s not being picked ahead of Burrow or Tua.

  8. For the first time in 4 seasons the Giants will not be drafting the senior bowl MVP.

    As for Herbert, I wouldnt be stunned if him, Tua, and obviously Burrow are all gone in the top 4-5 picks. With none of the Skins, Lions or Giants going QB at picks 2-4, a couple of teams drafting outside of the top 5 are going to get jumpy and look to trade up (I dont see the Skins not selecting Young).

    If the Dolphins stay at 5 it is not guaranteed that they walk away with one of these 3 QB’a…ESPECIALLY if Tua shows he’s healthy in early April.

  9. The fact of the matter is no one knows how good or bad any of these QBs will be in the NFL!
    The QB position is a total crap-shoot, more so than any other position, just like Rosen who was called the “most NFL ready to come out” by the majority of these so-called know-it-all’s and “experts” but look where he’s at today. Way too many determining factors with football especially at the QB position, just a few of those are the team they land on, the coaching they receive, the talent put around them(because no one can do it on their own) or how they handle adversity which they will have in the NFL. The NFL just like golf will humble even the best players!

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