The triumphant return of the Blues Brothers.
- Sep 12, 2011
A lot of people had Mac Jones as a 2nd round talent, lacking arm strength. Justin Fields has all the tools. Time will tell, but the amount to move up from 15 to 12 is a lot less than what you pay for 20 to 12. It was a shock that Fields was available at 12 at all.
Nobody had Jones as a 2nd round talent once they started breaking down film. The people doing mocks are idiots. Fields has all the tools, but there is no way to know who will be better. Ryan Leaf had better “tools” than Peyton Manning. Most of the NFL backups have better tools than Tom Brady. I think Fields was hurt by the fact that Haskins was so bad that he couldn’t even be kept on a rookie contract as a backup. The reality is that the grades on all these guys except Lawrence were not as high as everyone kept saying. Position players were a safer bet than trading up. I think the Bears overpaid.