Just when you thought the New Orleans Saints were done in the 2020 NFL Draft, they trade back into the seventh round to draft Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens.
Stevens was a former offensive weapon in the mold of Taysom Hill at Penn State before transferring to Mississippi State to just play quarterback. Now in the NFL, it’s to be determined if Stevens presents an option to be a backup to Taysom Hill in Taysom’s current role on offense, or if Stevens is a potential backup to Taysom Hill, quarterback of the future.
In any event, it was interesting to see Madden’s rookie QB ratings which just dropped yesterday.
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Stevens was given the fourth-lowest overall rating among rookie quaterbacks, at 54, tying with Brian Lewerke of the New England Patriots. His speed and acceleration numbers were among the best ratings in the quarterback rookie class, but his passing numbers were also among the lowest.
Atop the list is local product Joe Burrow, Tiger-turned-Bengal. Right behind Burrow were a trio of fellow first round picks in Tua Tagovailoa, Jordan Love, and Justin Herbert, in that order.
Hopefully Tommy Stevens is able to make the team and prove to be a draft day steal when all is said and done, maybe even performing better than his first-round peers, but for now, we’ll have to wait and see.