Mel Kiper also sees some Tom Brady in Mac Jones

NFL Draft prospect Mac Jones. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
NFL Draft prospect Mac Jones. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

Mel Kiper thinks Mac Jones has some Tom Brady in him after evaluating the Alabama quarterback during the Senior Bowl.

The Tom Brady comparisons for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones just keep coming.

Mel Kiper of ESPN followed Tua Tagovailo’s lead when he was asked to evaluate Jones.

“I hate to say, but he kind of has a little bit of [Tom] Brady in him,” Kiper told Mike Reiss. “I’m not saying he’s ever going to be Tom Brady. He wouldn’t be close, probably. But he has that competitiveness, and he’s so smart — he picked that offense up [at the Senior Bowl] like it was nothing. Other quarterbacks were struggling with the verbiage and — ‘boom!’ — he was in and out of the huddle quicker than anybody I’ve ever seen.

“Then he sees the field. He’s tremendously accurate to all levels. He doesn’t have the ‘wow’ arm, like Brady didn’t either coming into the league. And like Brady, he’s not real mobile, not a runner. But biding time, slipping and sliding, he did it in the championship game. So there are some similarities there.”

To put it simply, Kiper is a huge fan of Jones. He even compared him to Joe Burrow.

Mac Jones should get used to being compared to QBs, even Tom Brady

Of course, the big difference between Brady and any quarterback compared to him is the hype. Brady had practically none coming out of Michigan in 2000. He was a sixth-round pick. Jones could be looking at a top-6 selection.

Then again, Jones generally gets ranked as the fifth-best quarterback on the board, so there is a touch of underrating potentially going on. While Brady had six rounds worth of players to judge himself against, including six quarterbacks, Jones could have almost as many go before him in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

When there as so many promising prospects like Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Kyle Trask out there (not to mention Jamie Newman and Kellen Mond), someone is bound to end up with a great, while a lot more teams are bound to have egg on their face.

Jones will ultimately be compared to all the rest. So he should get used to whatever comparisons come his way, especially one as flattering as Brady.

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