Mac Jones, Alabama
Most Alabama quarterbacks don’t pan out in the NFL lately, but Mac Jones has been off to such a hot start, it is hard to ignore what he is doing for the Crimson Tide. Jones has been virtually unstoppable throwing the football this season as he has completed 78.5% of his passes for 2,196 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only two interceptions. He is averaging over 350 passing yards per game for Alabama.
Jones has shot up draft boards since he became the starter after Tua Tagovailoa went on to the NFL getting drafted by the Miami Dolphins. He’s gone anywhere from the fourth round in some mock drafts to even the first round in a recent mock draft by Matt Miller to none other than the Chicago Bears.
What makes Jones different is his ability to process the whole field. He is very good at his decision making and taking what the defense gives him. That is evident in his extremely high completion percentage. His pocket presence is that of a multiple-year college starter in his first-year being a full-time starter as well. Additionally, his deep ball has been spectacular this season.
Initially, I saw Jones as an A.J. McCarron replica for Alabama — a game manager who doesn’t translate to the NFL, but Jones seems to be different. If the Bears can get him in the second or third round, I would be all for it.