Justin Fields goes 20-for-21 in this season’s first 2021 NFL draft audition

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the favorite to go first overall in the 2021 NFL draft, but he’s not a sure thing. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will have something to say about it.

Fields is viewed by some as a prospect who might prove to be even better than Lawrence, and he made a strong case for himself as the Buckeyes opened their season today with a 52-17 win over Nebraska.

Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for 276 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also was Ohio State’s leading rusher, gaining 54 yards on the ground and scoring on a nifty touchdown.

Like Lawrence, Fields is a junior who will be draft eligible for the first time in 2021. Like Lawrence, Fields is playing an abbreviated college football this season but is scheduled to be in some big games. The two may even find each other on the same field playing for the national championship in January.

12 responses to “Justin Fields goes 20-for-21 in this season’s first 2021 NFL draft audition

  1. I remember watching him on the show QB1, which followed him as a high school QB. He came across as grounded, respectful and confident. Interesting to see him continue his journey. He is def the real deal.

  2. ibewoke says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    Don’t forget, no Ohio St QB has done a damn thing in NFL history…
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    And that’s relevant because? How many Texas Tech QBs were successful in the NFL before Mahomes?

  3. I actually think I would take Fields over Lawrence. I know it’s not going to be a popular opinion, but I think Fields is the real deal.

  4. Big whoop. Dwayne Haskins also looked like the 2nd Coming. Pryor. Cardale Jones. JT Barrett.

    Can’t trust OSU QBs in the pros.

  5. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the favorite to go first overall in the 2021 NFL draft, but he’s not a sure thing. Ohio state QB Justin Fields is viewed by some as a prospect who might prove to be even better than Lawrence.”….

    Wait, what? No one outside of the state of Ohio has said this or thinks this. Lawrence would have been number one pick if he was allowed to come out after his freshman year.

  6. bkinacti0n says:
    October 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    ibewoke says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    Don’t forget, no Ohio St QB has done a damn thing in NFL history…
    ________

    And that’s relevant because? How many Texas Tech QBs were successful in the NFL before Mahomes?

    Ever heard of 10-yr vet QB Billy Joe Tolliver? And many (BJ Symons, etc.) very talented TT QBs were disregarded as gimmicks, but now virtually all NCAA QBs play the Leach system or a very close version…what is Ohio St’s excuse?

  7. OSU QBs have never done much in the NFL, but you could say that about most college QBs and programs. Plenty of Heisman winners and record setters from other schools who weren’t even drafted. Have to evaluate case by case but by default don’t believe the hype.

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