2021 NFL Draft: Is Justin Fields Worth the Risk for San Francisco 49ers?

2021 NFL Draft: Is Justin Fields Worth the Risk for San Francisco 49ers?

The 2021 NFL Draft is quick approaching. Teams throughout the league are scrambling to place collectively a powerful roster with a view to attain their respective short-term and long-term targets. The theme for this 12 months’s draft is centered round quarterbacks. The likes of Trevor Lawrence (Clemson Tigers), Justin Fields (Ohio State), Zach Wilson (BYU), and Trey Lance (NDSU) are just a few names being talked about within the media.

Trevor Lawrence is predicted to affix Urban Meyer-led Jacksonville Jaguars because the first-overall decide this summer season. At the identical time, Robert Saleh’s new-look New York Jets are anticipated to maneuver in for BYU’s Zach Wilson. They’ve already traded Sam Darnold to Carolina Panthers.

But with San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons additionally within the hunt for a quarterback, who will win the race for Justin Fields?

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Will Ohio State QB Justin Fields succeed or flop within the NFL?

Despite main the Ohio State Buckeyes to the CFP National Championship last, critics are nonetheless not satisfied with the potential of Justin Fields. But one one who is greater than positive that the teen will likely be an enormous success within the NFL is OSU coach Ryan Day.

When questions have been being requested about Fields’ work ethic, Day replied saying, “That’s crazy. He got done with the Clemson game and he came back and all he did was work to get back to that game. And when those other guys are opting out, what’s he do? He petitions to have a season. He put together this petition that the Big Ten athletes all signed saying that they want to play, but they want to play safely and that they don’t accept canceling the season.”

“It was all led by Justin Fields. Where was everybody else? Where were the guys who were opting out then? You know you don’t love the game if you’re doing something like that. This kid loves the game. I think some people are being a little reckless with their comments,” Day stated by way of Peter King for his Football Morning in America column.

Justin Fields concluded his last season with the Buckeyes throwing for two,100 yards with 22 passing TDs in opposition to 6 interceptions. Over the course of his 3-year NCAA profession, he has thrown for five,701 yards with 67 passing TDs and 9 interceptions. He additionally has 1,133 dashing yards and 19 dashing TDs.

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Stats apart, Fields has proven on a number of events that he’s a pacesetter, each on the soccer subject and off it too. But solely time will inform if coach Kyle Shanahan takes a chance and drafts the teen at quantity three within the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL author and content material strategist for EssentiallySports. He is a eager admirer of the outdated guard in Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, whereas additionally carefully following the profession trajectory of the bubbling Tom Brady. The Mass Media graduate backs Patrick Mahomes to go on and make his mark because the ‘greatest to ever do it’ within the National Football League.

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