The NFL Draft is only seven weeks away and it’s time to get to know your potential first-round quarterbacks better. Mark Schofield and Chuck Zodda are joined on the March 9 Quick Kicks Podcast by Brent Sobleski from Bleacher Report to discuss his interviews with the offensive coordinators from the University of California and North Dakota State University who coached Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, respectively. Topics on this episode include:
- Whether the coordinators not only seemed to be defending their player but also defending the schemes in which they utilized in the college game (3:08)
- The revelation that Goff had the ability to change plays and protection schemes at the line, and if that gives him a leg up in the evolution process and changes the calculus for teams near the top of the draft (6:36)
- The answer to the question of how Wentz was sitting behind formed NDSU starter Brock Jensen, and why this should not be a knock against Wentz (10:33)
- The quality of the talent surrounding Wentz and how it can make things look easier for him due to his first read being open in many situations, and how this does not mean he lacks the ability to go through multiple progressions (14:39)
- How both of these quarterbacks demonstrate the refrain that you cannot knock a player because of things he was not asked to do in his college scheme, but rather must rely on scouting the traits that are shown (16:34)
- The concerns about Goff’s frame and build and what his offensive coordinator had to say with regards to the validity of these questions (19:04)
- How the NFL Draft and a player’s draft position represents just one data point, and how the background stories and thoughts from former coaches can help to inform the total picture on NFL prospects (24:12)
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