Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Ron Jaworski ranks Zach Mettenberger as no. 2 QB, compares to Joe Flacco


The flip-flopping of quarterback rankings for the 2014 NFL draft has been practically unprecedented, with no clear-cut top QB in the draft, and many of the less talked about ones creeping up on the big boards. LSU’s Zach Mettenberger is the latest to make an analyst do an about-face.

ESPN analyst and QB-dissector Ron Jaworski has moved Mettenberger up to the number two overall quarterback in this year’s draft and draws comparisons between the LSU senior and Baltimore Ravens QB, Joe Flacco.

Per an SI.com story, Jaworski said of Mettenberger, “When you watch him on tape, this guy has an NFL skill set.” and that he has “very similar traits” to Joe Flacco.

The comparison to Flacco isn’t as big of a surprise as Jaworski moving Mettenberger up that far on his list of QBs. That means that he’s putting a guy who just blew up his ACL at the end of his college career above Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr.

Jaworski has UCF’s Blake Bortles at the top of his QB list.

Mettenberger has good size, and did get familiar with an NFL style pro-set offense in his final season at LSU under offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, but it may be a bit much to give him the edge over some of the other names on that list.

 

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Ron Jaworski Zach Mettenberger

  • FJ doreza

    It’s about damn time somebody who knows what he’s talking about sees the value of Mettenberger..I have been going on for months about Zach. He is the best QB no one is talking about. IF you watch his highlights you will see an NFL passer, better than anyone in the draft..Manziel is a JOKE, Bridgewater and Bortles don’t impress me..Aaron Murray does..he is my 2nd best QB and only because of height..Either one of these guys are better than the so called “consensus top QB’s”..too bad they aren’t getting the hype..actually no..it’s good there is little hype because I want one of them for the Bears.

  • FJ doreza

    With Murray and Mettenberger in the draft..everything will change..again watch LSU v Texas, or even Georgia V LSU. 2 REAL QB”s and one little joke who gets dusted by the LSU defense..that is what he has to look forward to in the NFL..He will have a HUGE target on his Johnny Douce Bag head..I can’t wait for people to see how wrong they are about him..he needs to go back to school so he can run and offense like and adult.