During the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins replied to comments made by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith about him being "more of a runner than a thrower." Those expecting fireworks were sure to be disappointed.
To his credit, Haskins definitely took the high road, stating that he is able to "maneuver" when he needs to, but that he does his best work inside the pocket. Based on his 2018 season, Haskins is definitely effective inside the pocket as he recorded 4,831 passing yards on a 70 percent completion rate to go along with 50 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. In terms of rushing, he only recorded 108 yards to go with four scores.
Dwayne Haskins said “New York would be a dream spot for me.”— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) March 1, 2019
As of right now, Haskins is projected by a significant number of experts to be the No. 6 overall pick by the New York Giants in the upcoming NFL Draft, so a ton of scouts certainly see his potential. Perhaps next time Smith will be a little more careful when describing Haskins' style of play.
Of course, he probably won't.