Mac Jones’ Superpower and Kryptonite
As part of our comic book superhero series on the top 5 quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, Yahoo Sports’ Lead NFL Draft Analyst Eric Edholm reveals the superpower and kryptonite of the Alabama quarterback.
- Franchise quarterbacks are the superheroes of the NFL. And in this year's draft, there are five first round QB prospects. Do they have the supernatural powers needed to lead their future teams to glory, or could their personal kryptonite prove to be an overwhelming obstacle? Yahoo Sports' NFL draft mastermind Eric Edholm reveals their capabilities.
ERIC EDHOLM: Mac Jones's superpower is his mental makeup. He's perhaps the best quarterback in college football last year when facing the blitz. He has the brainpower to feel pressure naturally, read fronts, coverages, and pressures equally well. And he typically knows exactly where to go with the ball, which is a huge part of quarterbacking.
His kryptonite is his athleticism. Even though Jones tested far better than expected at his pro day and even though his downfield touch is pretty impressive, he also doesn't have a howitzer for an arm. Still, Jones knows what to do. And knowing is half the battle.