We’re mere weeks away from the most exciting event this spring... the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. There’s also the 2019 NFL Draft. Yes, you’d be right to bring up Avengers, but that doesn’t fit the narrative I’m going for here so excuse me while I conveniently breeze past this part.
This quarterback crop has the makings of being it’s own spin off Thrones show, mostly due to it’s lack of star power. Digging into the massive cast list of Thrones, Mark Schofield identified several comparisons between the characters and the quarterbacks in this class.
For example, one player we have no feel for where he’ll go in the draft is Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Is the Baylor transfer a prime Day 2 target or more of a Day 3 pick-up? And why does his game remind us of Podrick Payne?
Perhaps the show’s greatest enigma meets the greatest enigma of this draft class... Stidham is a perplexing study because he played in two very different offenses, and the quarterback that we saw in Mobile for the Senior Bowl was vastly different than the QB we saw the past two seasons in Auburn.
He showed flashes of ability while at Baylor, and over the past two years under Gus Malzahn, but he was at his best playing for Kyle Shanahan during Senior Bowl well. If you are getting that quarterback, who seemed to develop nicely when given proper training, then you might be getting a true diamond in the rough. Similar to how Podrick grew under Brienne’s tutelage. - Mark Schofield
Schofield seems to think NC State quarterback Ryan Finley is Bran, but we all know it’s really Benjamin Solak. Forgive him that error and give a listen to The QB Scho Show #20! Stream it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!