Jarrett Stidham: 2018 NFL draft prospect
Jarrett Stidham is a potential first round draft choice in the 2018 NFL draft. But his best option might be to wait for the 2019 NFL draft.
College: Auburn #8
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Coming out of high school
A highly recruited dual threat quarterback out of high school. ESPN ranked Jarrett Stidham as the number two dual threat quarterback coming out of high school. Rivals ranked Stidham as the number six dual threat quarterback.
Turned down offers from 17 schools including Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas, Texas A&M and Auburn.
— Brad Powers (@BradPowers7) May 11, 2017
Jarrett Stidham initially signed with Baylor.
Stidham enjoyed a spectacular freshman year at Baylor. 68.8 completion percentage. 12 touchdowns vs. only two interceptions. And 11.6 yards per attempt. But remember, this is in the Big 12 where defense is optional. Don’t let the big numbers cloud what you see on the film.
Stidham left Baylor when Baylor ran into its well publicized problems.
Stidham enrolled at McLennan Community College in Texas to take classes. He preserved his eligibility by not playing at McLennan, but playing scout offense for a high school team.
Spring Practice 2017
Started the A-Game as the number one quarterback. And showed excellent proficiency with the offense. Auburn will improve with Stidham behind center. No, they won’t beat Alabama. But they will be improved.
2018 NFL draft potential
NFL Draft Board current projection: first round, number seven quarterback. Realistic projection: high second round to late fourth round in 2018 NFL draft. Recommend Stidham use another year of eligibility to stay at Auburn. 2018 NFL draft is loaded with quarterbacks.
Currently, there are seven quarterbacks in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft on the NFL Draft Board. Stidham could climb to the top three in the 2019 NFL draft. And become a solid first round draft choice in the 2019 NFL draft.
- Three quarters delivery will detract from his 2018 NFL draft status.
- Would like to see a quicker drop back.
- A quicker setup leads to better surveillance of the field and better reads.
- Accurate at times, but inconsistent, especially downfield.
- Played basketball and ran track in high school.