June Jones on Justin Fields
Justin Fields is probably going the second-selected participant within the NFL draft, with the Ohio State quarterback nearly actually making a top-five decide in April. His studying curve, nonetheless, is one thing that former NFL head coach June Jones says is a pre-draft caveat.
Jones has questions on Fields, warning that there will likely be greater than only a studying curve forward for a participant who has had the legit Heisman buzz halfway by the season. Final season, his second as a starter at Ohio State, Fields threw for two,000 yards with 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Jones known as Fields “a particular athlete for sure” who “has confirmed at a excessive degree that he can win.” However the offense and the Ohio state system, Jones says, might not translate to the NFL.
“What scares me is that the system he got here from will not be what he will do as soon as he is within the NFL,” Jones advised SportsIllustrated.com. “It is a racing system and never a cross system. City Myer appreciated and satisfied the [Washington Football Team] that Dwayne Haskins was the very best he is had … and so they took him to the primary spherical … however [their] is nothing like what Haskins did to the state of Ohio. So far as Haskins goes, it additionally worries me that City hasn’t tried to recruit him as a free agent now that he is the top coach of the Jags.
Ohio State completed the 12 months 7-1 and superior to the school soccer playoff championship. They misplaced in that sport 55-24 to No. 1 Alabama. Fields completed 17 of 33 for 194 yards and a landing in loss.
There was hypothesis, albeit loosely and unfounded, that Fields might be on the road at No.1 general. Most of that attain stems from the truth that the Jacksonville Jaguars, sitting atop the draft, employed former Ohio State head coach City Meyer as their head coach.
At present, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is predicted to be the No. 1 general decide regardless of shedding to Ohio State within the faculty soccer playoff semifinals.
Meyer skilled the aforementioned Haskins within the state of Ohio. Final 12 months’s high general decide Joe Burrow, who received the Heisman and Maxwell award because the nation’s greatest participant, transferred from Ohio state to LSU whereas sitting behind Haskins on Buckeyes’ depth chart.
Haskins was lower by Washington final month, a transfer that got here weeks earlier than ending his second season within the NFL.
“The truth that City selected Haskins over Joe Burrow is one other subject for me … is Justin a product of the system?” Similar to Haskins? Jones mentioned. “I hate to say that Dwayne and Justin look alike, however that they’re from the state of Ohio – each sadly for the NFL, these are tasks that aren’t secure.”
Final 12 months Jones coached within the XFL as head coach and within the Spring League as offensive coordinator. A former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers (interim), he additionally frolicked in faculty because the Hawaii and SMU head coach.