Greg Cosell, executive producer of the NFL Matchup and senior producer of NFL Films, made some interesting comments about this year’s crop of quarterbacks in the NFL Draft during an interview with 740 The Game in Orlando. The station, clearly interested in Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles’ NFL future, asked Cosell grade the class and simply called them average.
Cosell did call Bortles was the best of the group, but was more critical of Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Even though he called Bortles the best, he said he even has some mechanical issues and needs to work on his “sequencing,” something that is coachable.
He was asked if quarterbacks electing to stay in college hurt the crops overall grade, and he said that he thought Oregon’s Marcus Mariota might have been a top five draft pick but thought UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley needed to stay in school and made the right decision.
He called Bridgewater small and a pocket quarterback with “middle” arm strength. Manziel, Cosell said, his bread and butter was making random arbitrary plays outside the pocket and that isn’t a trait of a successful NFL quarterback. A team would have to decide if they think that is the future of the position.
You can hear his interview below:
[h/t] The Beat of Sports