Post-free agency full NFL two-round mock: Redskins trade down
By Ian Cummings
You thought this was gonna be Justin Herbert, didn’t you? Think again.
It is likely that Herbert goes before Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the two aren’t as far apart as prospects as their stat sheets make it seem. Yes, Herbert’s statistical efficiency far surpasses Love’s, but as prospects, Love’s culmination of traits is almost more appealing.
Both Love and Herbert are quarterbacks who pass the prototypical size threshold, and both quarterbacks are very mobile and athletic. Both quarterbacks have room to improve their game mentally, so not much separation is had there.
Where Love might separate himself from Herbert, if he gets the chance to, is his throwing style. Herbert’s tape is littered with jaw-dropping missiles of passes, but touch throws are few and far between. It sometimes seems as though Herbert only has one pace to his throws, while Love displays a more vast pool of arm talent.
Some will be scared away from Love by his interceptions, but at the NFL Combine, Love responded perfectly to those concerns, calling each interception an opportunity to learn from his mistakes and grow at the next level. Love brings the quantified leadership and versatile arm talent that Herbert sometimes lacks to the public eye, and this might be enough on draft day.