At least one NFL scout isn’t completely sold on Mason Rudolph as an early-round pick.
The former Oklahoma State quarterback, who won the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, is expected to be one of the many quarterbacks taken in this year’s draft.
He was listed as one of the “most overrated prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft class,” however, by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.
An anonymous NFL scout told Miller he doesn’t see Rudolph as a second-round selection, questioned his legitimacy as a passer at the next level and compared him to former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, who was a fourth-round selection in 2015 and has played in only 10 games in 3 seasons with the New York Jets.
Scout’s Quote: “You have him in Round 2 and I just don’t see it. He has a weak arm and plays in a bulls–t scheme. Bryce Petty all over again”
The 6-foot-5 quarterback from Rock Hill, S.C., is one of the most decorated players in Oklahoma State history. He holds numerous school records, led the Cowboys to three-consecutive bowl games and was named the MVP of the 2017 Camping World Bowl.
While Rudolph looks the part for the NFL and posted big numbers in college, at least one scout isn’t sure Rudolph has the talent of an early-round pick.
Rudolph still has the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and Oklahoma State Pro Day to bolster his draft stock after missing the Senior Bowl with an injury.
The former Cowboy doesn’t seem to lack confidence in where he stands with the rest of the incoming rookie quarterbacks. He’ll find out for certain how much NFL teams value him when the 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The second and third round of the draft won’t begin until April 27 and the Rounds 4-7 won’t start until April 28.
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