I know Hurts has enjoyed a nice year at OU. And I haven’t seen much of him this year.
But I’ve always thought of him as a nice college quarterback and not an NFL QB. The game is different. I think he’d need more of a years worth of prep to be able to deliver what you’d want.
Not for me.
He literally just learned how to throw the football this year. Alabama went to a heavy pro-style offense for Tua, and that left Hurts WAY behind and out of Alabama. So, of course he's going to look good in a spread/first read type of offense and playing within the B12. If his first read is gone and he can't run, everything goes down hill in a hurry for him. LSU is going to expose Hurts pretty badly IMO.
Sure, people will point to Lamar for a comparison, but Lamar was GREAT for 3 years, and was already a good passer. However, I'm not sure how many teams will want to completely rebuild their offense to make him comfortable and make it as easy as possible for him to play QB in the NFL.
I wouldn't draft Hurts with any of our late picks...