Ohio State star QB Dwayne Haskins has only been the full-time starter for the Buckeyes for one season. But, even with relatively little in-game experience, it is evident that Haskins has a lot of talent.
After leading the team to a Big Ten title this season, and an historic win over arch-rival Michigan, Haskins has demonstrated that he has all the tools to be a franchise NFL QB in the making.
According to the NFL's college advisory board, as well as many scouts across the league, Haskins is viewed as a first-round projected player.
Ohio St. QB Dwayne Haskins received a first round projection for 2019 NFL Draft from the NFL's college personnel advisory board, according to league and school sources. He is discussing his options with coaches and family but still plans to play in Rose Bowl, sources added.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 23, 2018
Haskins threw an impressive 47 TDs behind 4,580 yards passing this season, which ended in a selection as a Heisman Trophy finalist, along with fellow QBs Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray.
With Haskins receiving a high draft projection, this could sway his decision to come back and continue his collegiate career at OSU. Though he is only a red-shirt sophomore, it seems that scouts already believe he can play with the big boys in the NFL.
If Haskins were to enter the NFL draft this year, there is no question that he would end up as a very early pick. The value of young and talented QBs will only force Haskins further up draft boards, especially with QB-needy teams such as the Giants and the Jaguars likely picking in the top 10.
All of this may be too much to turn down if Haskins is ready to make the jump.
Though Haskins has been a Buckeye fan his entire life, there is no question that he should make the switch to the pros next year. He has the accuracy, the arm strength, and the mobility to be able to thrive in the modern day NFL.
Haskins will finish this season facing off against Washington in the Rose Bowl, in what may be his final game as an Ohio State Buckeye.
The choice is yours, Dwayne.