ESPN Takes, NCAA Takes

Ah, college football season, the magical time of year when ESPN rolls Paul Finebaum out from his crypt, sweeps the mothballs off of him, and props him up in front of a camera. Finebaum made an appearance on Get Up recently to discuss, among other tings, where he expects Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts to fall in next year’s NFL Draft.

“I think there are still some issues with his delivery, but he made a great decision going out and getting in Lincoln Riley’s house, we know the record there,” Finebaum said. “I can’t say he’s in the first round right now, I think I would be carried out of here in a straight jacket. Ultimately I think he could be, maybe late first, early second… if he has a big finish, makes a run at the Heisman, maybe national championship.”

Hurts may also benefit from NFL teams desperate to find their next franchise quarterback, as it seems annually passers go higher than they really should because of the overall importance of the position. Daniel Jones jumping up a dozen spots to the Giants and Kyler Murray going ninth overall last year are a testament to that phenomenon. 

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