ESPN analyst and former Washington Huskies quarterback Brock Huard talks bowl season, quarterback potential and the coaching carousel with The Post’s Justin Terranova.
Q: Is Sam Darnold the clear No. 1 pick?
A: He’d be mine. I know there were fumbles, picks and they didn’t go 12-0, but all the quarterbacks are going to get nitpicked. I love the fact that he went through adversity this year because you are going to go through that in the NFL. You are going to lose people around you. It’s going to get really hard. You are going to play in hostile environments.
Q: What coaching hire did you like, and what one did you not understand?
Joffrey Lupul Authentic Jersey A: I really liked UCLA’s Chip Kelly hire. He’s not going to have to schmooze, deal with the boosters. He can play in the shadows of USC’s hype, but he’s going to get so much talent and speed there. Herm Edwards to Arizona State is curious, to say the least.
Q: What’s your prediction for the playoffs?
A: It’ll be Alabama and Oklahoma, and there will be five plays in that game that either Baker Mayfield makes or he doesn’t make that defines the outcome. DeShaun Watson made them last year. I think Alabama was beat up Pedro Martinez Jersey emotionally and physically by the end of the year and went into a hornet’s nest at Auburn. They’ve got nasty dudes at every level, and there’s no Watson for Clemson this year.
He’ll have to get up, stand up for his long-shot right to play in the NFL. At 5-foot-8 and 208 pounds, he’s at least 30 pounds lighter than most at his position.
Marley, 22, played at Tulane University and was named first-team all-conference as a senior and junior yet gained no attention from NFL scouts.
Sam Mills Authentic Jersey He wasn’t invited to any NFL combine. His name was never called at the NFL draft in Philadelphia last month.
Marley worked out at a Washington minicamp this past weekend – impressing coaches enough to get a contract.
In a 2014 interview with Sports Illustrated, Marley said he never wanted anything handed to him because of his last name.
I always wanted to make something for myself, he said. I’ve never said, ‘I’m gonna do it like my dad did it,’ or ‘I want to be like my grandfather.’ Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don’t need anybody’s help. That’s what I get from my father and grandfather.