5 ways to dispel Ohio State QB concerns for Justin Fields
4. Justin Fields Draft Capital
We broke into it a bit in the last one because Pryor was the top recruit, but did not really get a chance. He surely was not a top 11 pick in the NFL draft. He had a chance to prove himself at Ohio State but got suspended and entered the draft as a huge question. If Pryor was a first-round pick he would have gotten more shots at QB. He was a supplemental draft pick and a third-rounder at value.
Look at the rest as well. Braxton Miller changed positions at Ohio State, not just for the NFL. He is no comparison. Barrett went undrafted, and even though Troy Smith won a Heisman he fell to round five because he was not on the same level of player as Justin Fields.
Cardale Jones was a fourth-round pick leaving Dwayne Haskins as the only potential comparable situation at all to Justin Fields. Haskins is still young but surely got off to a rocky start. Still, it is worth noting that Haskins is still young, Fields was a better high school recruit, and for reasons, we will show, Fields was better at OSU and has more upside as well. These players are not comparable.