PFF ranks CM as the 8th best QB prospect. Three QB's from the MWC are also on this list which is also impressive.
With an invite (now) to the NFL combine, voted upon by a committee of executives/player personnel from each of
the 32 NFL teams, indicates (to me) that CM is drawing more interests by the league.
Hopefully, CM does something freakish at the combine (like putting up good numbers in the speed/weight/passing drills)
that draws the scout's eyes even closer.
Moving forward CM has flaws with his decision making and I think given a better position coach (like a Dan Morrison type
over a Craig Stutzman) would have worked wonders in CM's performance(s). With better tutelage, like how CM is now receiving
now from Palmer's brother (and working out at Kobe's center), I see it as being a plus in CM's pursuit of playing at the next level.
https://www.pff.com/news/draft-2020-nfl ... n-rankings
1. Joe Burrow, LSU
2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
3. Justin Herbert, Oregon
4. Jake Fromm, Georgia
5. Jordan Love, Utah State
6. Anthony Gordon, Washington State
7. Jacob Eason, Washington
8. Cole McDonald, Hawaii
9. Jalen Hurts, Alabama
10. Josh Love, San Jose State
https://www.pff.com/news/draft-2020-nfl ... arterbacks
8. COLE MCDONALD, HAWAII
Draft Board Rank: N/A
McDonald is one of the most difficult projections in this class because of the absurdity of the offense he was playing in at Hawaii. Of McDonald’s 581 dropbacks last season, every single one had at least four wide receivers on the field, and 100 were from a completely empty look. He’s also an oddity because he combines a big arm with exceptional underneath accuracy. On throws targeted 1-9 yards downfield, McDonald ranked 16th in adjusted completion percentage. However, it was the downfield stuff that was more of an issue, as he threw more balls to defenders that didn’t even have to move than any quarterback in the country last year. He finished with 31 big-time throws compared to 29 turnover-worthy plays.