Questions have emerged about former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of question marks surrounding former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert as he prepares for the 2020 NFL Draft.

nb游戏平台A player and exceptional athleticism, Herbert has the talent to succeed. However, at least one NFL scout isn’t sure the former Ducks star has the demeanor to take his game to the ultimate level.

Bob McGinn, who’s famous for his pre-draft notebooks, from an unnamed NFL scout who compared Herbert to Carson Palmer and Jared Goff.

“His demeanor reminded me of Carson Palmer (at USC),” a second scout said. “Carson Palmer would come off the field when something went wrong and (offensive coordinator) Norm Chow would scream at him and he would shrug his shoulders and just go over to the bench and sit down. I see talent. I don’t see fire. (Jared) Goff had the same type of personality. Excellent family. Quiet, not outgoing. He’s smart (with a Wonderlic score of 25) but he doesn’t have that aggressive personality.”

nb游戏平台It’s important to note that there have been plenty of quarterbacks who don’t outwardly project “fire” but who have found success at the NFL level. NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana stands out as a shining example. He was never a rah-rah guy, but rather he became famous for his “Joe Cool” demeanor that served him so well.

nb游戏平台We recently , and given the activity from quarterback-needy teams in free agency that prediction might hold true. It’s going to be fascinating to see how it all unfolds in late April.

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Can you name every Oregon Ducks player to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft?
1955 - 1 QB - BAL
George Shaw
1968 - 12 DB - WAS
Jim Smith
1972 - 4 WR - STL
Ahmad Rashad
1972 - 22 T - BAL
Tom Drougas
1975 - 16 TE - NWE
Russ Francis
1976 - 18 DB - BUF
Mario Clark
1987 - 13 QB - ATL
Chris Miller
1996 - 11 DB - NOR
Alex Molden
1999 - 3 QB - CIN
Akili Smith
2002 - 3 QB - DET
Joey Harrington
2006 - 12 DT - BAL
Haloti Ngata
2008 - 13 RB - CAR
Jonathan Stewart
2013 - 3 DE - MIA
Dion Jordan
2013 - 20 G - CHI
Kyle Long
2015 - 2 QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
2015 - 17 DT - SFO
Arik Armstead
2016 - 7 DE - SFO
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