2. Jordan Love, Utah State
In many ways, Jordan Love is the anti-Jake Fromm.
He’s exciting, athletically-gifted, and has all the physical tools required for him to be a superstar at the next level. But every area that Fromm excels at, Love struggles mightily.
Love put his name on the map after an excellent junior season at Utah State, but saw his draft stock tank following a senior season that saw him toss a whopping 17 interceptions as compared to 20 touchdowns — a far cry from his 32/6 TD/INT ratio from a year ago.
His decision making regressed and he remains wholly unreliable with his accuracies. On top of that, he locks on to receivers far too often and is perhaps the most inconsistent passer in the class.
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All of that being said, Love is likely to be a first-round pick.
Some look at him as a first-round bust waiting to happen. Others see the next coming of Patrick Mahomes.
Either way, Love will require at least a year to sit behind a well-established NFL veteran as he continues to develop his skill set. Perhaps that player could be Derek Carr and perhaps that team could be the Raiders.
This strategy seemed to work for the team’s AFC West rivals in the Kansas City Chiefs. And even if Love isn’t Mahomes, that doesn’t mean he can’t develop into an All-Pro player in the NFL.
There’s risk involved here, but if the Raiders are serious about landing a possible major upgrade at the quarterback position, Jordan Love could be the ideal target.