Justin Herbert reveals his main focus entering the 2020 NFL Draft
Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert knows there is one thing to prove heading into the draft, and that is that he can take snaps under center. More and more NFL teams are starting to go to college offenses, but Herbert knows he needs to prove he can be a versatile quarterback.
“A lot of it is footwork. I’ve never taken a snap from under center, prior to these two months of training,” Herbert said on the set at PFT Live at the combine.
Herbert is expected to throw at the combine and all eyes will be on any improvements he has made since he left the college ranks a few months ago.
“A big-time arm,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said of Herbert on Monday via Bleacher Report. “I would expect him to show it off in front of scouts later in the week. Should be something to see.”
Herbert played four years with the Ducks, and his best season was as a senior where he threw for 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also helped the Ducks knock off the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl.
Many have Herbert ranked as the third-best quarterback behind Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, but where he will go is still heavily debated.
Depending on the team’s system, and if he impresses under center, maybe it would be enough for him to climb up the draft board. Depending on the team, they might keep him in the shotgun, but even if that is the case, taking snaps under center is a good skill to have.