2020 season may have moved Mac Jones ahead of Trey Lance

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A year ago, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance was viewed as an elite NFL draft prospect, and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was not. But much has changed in the last year.

North Dakota State played just one game last fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Alabama played its season. Lance did not play well in the one and only game of his final year of college, while Jones had an outstanding season, with multiple outlets naming him the best quarterback in college football and Alabama winning the national championship.

Now Jones has ascended to become a first-round prospect, and Lance’s draft stock seems to be falling. Peter King quotes one unnamed NFL coach in today’s Football Morning in America as saying that Lance just hasn’t shown enough to NFL teams.

“He’s a guy we all needed to see more of, for a lot of reasons,” the coach said.

King believes Lance may be picked after Jones in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.

4 responses to “2020 season may have moved Mac Jones ahead of Trey Lance

  1. Do not take Alabama QBs that high!!! They are a product of those around them. There has not been a really successful Alabama QB since Ken Stabler, unless you count Richard Todd or Jeff Rutledge. Taking one high in the first round would be a big mistake.

  2. Trey Lance is Mitch Trubisky all over again. Very, very limited game experience against subpar competition. Hard pass unless he falls to the 2nd round.

  3. Neither are worth drafting in the first round given the legitimate questions about them, yet both will be.
    This is the folly of the modern NFL.

  4. Just because he played on the best team in college football doesn’t mean he has what it takes in the NFL. ‘Bama was better at nearly every position against every team they played. Remember all those OkState QBs who put up big numbers? How did that work out? They were system QBs, the same as Mac Jones. He wasn’t even on the radar last year until Tua was hurt.

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