Redskins: 2019 NFL Draft top ten quarterback big board
By Ian Cummings
After No. 6, there’s a bit of a drop in the 2019 quarterback class. Past Will Grier, most of the prospects are either developmental projects, or likely career backups in the NFL. Jordan Ta’amu of Ole Miss is a bit of both.
Ta’amu’s limitations are clear, both from a far-away glance and from an in-depth look at the tape. Despite having three future NFL receivers, and another future NFL tight end, in his offensive cast last year, he only threw for 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. On tape, he’s a tad late from a mental standpoint, and he’ll predetermine his targets more often than preferable.
But if Ta’amu can undergo more mental growth in the NFL, and land in a spot where such growth can be catalyzed, he has a chance to be a starter in the NFL, if the cards fall his way.
Ta’amu flashes all of the requisite traits. He can make some impressive throws with a mend of accuracy and arm talent, and he has the athleticism and pocket presence to flourish in schemes that utilize mobility in their quarterbacks more often. Regarded as a good leader at Ole Miss, Ta’amu could be primed for an ascent in the NFL. He has a floor as a decent backup, and in the right situation, with time to grow, he could be a starter on the cheap side.