The NFL Draft is loaded with quarterback talent, which could leave a few elite prospects to wait to hear their name on Day 2.
Former Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph projects as a late first-round selection, but slipping down the board might not be the worst thing for Rudolph.
Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell thinks Rudolph might be this year’s NFL Draft sleeper that develops into a solid NFL starter.
He could be the quarterback who doesn’t sniff the first round but ends up playing like a franchise guy. I have my questions about some areas of his game, mainly his pocket sense, but he could be a very good starter in the NFL.
Rudolph led a high-scoring Oklahoma State offense for three seasons, breaking multiple program records along the way. But does Rudolph have what it takes to make it in the NFL?
The Patriots and Steelers could make a move for Rudolph, who could be a future replacement for Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger, respectively. The Jaguars might also try to take Rudolph if they aren’t confident enough in Blake Bortles.
Rudolph certainly has the size of an NFL quarterback. He’ll still need to prove he can adjust to an NFL system and make all the necessary throws.
He might not be in contention for a top-10 pick, but Rudolph could surprise a few doubters as a late first-round or second-round selection.