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Packers, Dolphins trade 3 picks, Green Bay selects Jordan Love 26th overall

Jordan Love, NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers have selected former Utah State Aggies quarterback Jordan Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL Draft after a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

Coming out of high school, Love was only a three-star recruit according to 247 Sports. Love chose Utah State over offers from Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado among other offers.

Love redshirted his first year on the Utah State campus and didn’t get his first crack until his final six games of his redshirt freshman year. He threw for 1631 yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions in those six games

As a sophomore is when NFL scouts started to take notice of his skill set. Love threw for a school-record 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions. After a coaching change, the stats weren’t as good as a junior, but he still played well passing for 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

Jordan Love looks an NFL quarterback and has good mobility and athleticism that will help him in the NFL. Love will stay in the pocket, but he is also strong on the run and can make accurate throws. He has a quick release and his throwing motion is clear. He also has a strong arm and he knows it. He will air it out with great accuracy.

The big knocks on his game have to do with some football IQ. After the snap, he sometimes fails to read defenses changing which could account for some of his interceptions during the 2019 season. He can hit the deep ball, but at times he is too aggressive and will try to force the ball a place it probably shouldn’t go.

There might be some risk with Love, but there is a lot of upside if he can make some small adjustments to his game early in his NFL career.

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