Despite a scattershot junior season, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love is expected to wiggle his way into the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, as scouts are falling in love with his arm strength and mobility.
Love has inadvertently earned comparisons to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as some (incorrectly) see similarities in their games.
Can we knock this crap off? Please?
Love is a solid prospect worthy of a first-round selection. His stats falling off from sophomore to junior year can be attributed to Matt Wells, an Air Raid guy, leaving for Texas Tech, while his top running backs, receivers and tight ends all graduated. Even with those numbers, he showed off some beautiful touch and confirmed he has a howitzer for a right arm. Having said that, he is NOT in Mahomes' class as a prospect, nor is his ceiling that high.
He has some traits that Mahomes also possessed, but his athleticism and solid deep ball accuracy are more reminiscent of a player like Ryan Tannehill than the best quarterback in football.
Love has a great future ahead of him if he lands in an offense that maximizes his natural ability, but comparing him to a player like Mahomes after he threw just 19 touchdowns in his junior year is almost sacrilege.