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Odds Say Dwayne Haskins Will Be Second QB Selected in 2019 NFL Draft

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Apr 24, 2019 · 10:13 AM PDT

Dwayne Haskins
Dwayne Haskins led the Big Ten with 4,831 passing yards and 50 TD in 2018. Photo by Maize & Blue Nation (Wikimedia Commons)
  • You can wager on who will be the second quarterback selected in the 2019 NFL Draft
  • Dwayne Haskins is the current favorite, but his stock has been falling for the past couple of weeks
  • Is Haskins a good bet at his price?

Dwayne Haskins’ draft stock is in a free fall. He was once considered a lock to be the second quarterback taken in Thursday’s NFL Draft, but now there’s heavy speculation that teams have moved him below inferior talents like Drew Lock and Daniel Jones on their draft boards.

Of course not everyone is line with that thinking, and if you’re a Haskins’ truther, you can bet him to be the second quarterback drafted at a very favorable price.

Who Will Be the 2nd Quarterback Selected in the 2019 NFL Draft?

Who Will Be the 2nd QB Picked in the 2019 NFL Draft? Odds
Dwayne Haskins -115
Drew Lock +160
Daniel Jones +270
Kyler Murray +2000
Will Grier +5000

*Odds taken 04/22/19

He was outstanding at the NFL combine and at his pro day, which begs the question why are teams all of a sudden shying away? Are they simply trying to drive down his price or is there a major concern that he might be a bust?

What are the Red Flags?

Haskins is slow. His 40-time was north of five seconds and his agility is well below average. He doesn’t make enough plays on the move and his footwork isn’t strong enough for someone who’s going to live in the pocket.

He also lacks the leadership skills at this point to command an NFL huddle, and Byron Leftwich and Jacoby Brissett appear to be his best NFL comps.

Why Haskins Might Not Slip

Despite his obvious flaws, Haskins is still the best pure passer in the draft according to ESPN Draft Guru Todd McShay.

He completed 70% of his passes for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns en route to a 13-1 record in his lone season as a starter. That kind of production is hard to ignore, and no one would be surprised if a quarterback-needy team threw caution to the wind and pulled the trigger on him.

Pass on Haskins

No matter what you think of Haskins, there’s too much uncertainty floating around to warrant betting him to be the second QB selected. His most likely landing spot inside the top-10 was the New York Giants, but they’re apparently enamored with Daniel Jones, and are strongly considering him with the sixth overall pick.

Even though drafting a quarterback with a career yards per attempt of 6.4 seems foolish, this is the Giants we’re talking about, and their ineptitude presents a clear opportunity for us. Jones at +270 is hard to swallow, but it presents the best value on the board.

Pick: Daniel Jones (+270)

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