Utah State Quarterback Jordan Love Declares for the NFL Draft
One of 2020’s top quarterback prospects makes it official: Jordan Love is going pro.
The Aggies will have big shoes to replace.
The Frisco Bowl will mark the end of an era in Logan, Utah, as Utah State quarterback Jordan Love announced today that he would enter next year’s NFL draft following the Aggies’ bowl game on December 20.
Not to be lost in the announcement is that Love also stated his intent to play in the bowl, giving him one last opportunity to burnish a college resume that has had plenty of highlights. In 37 games over the last three years, Love has thrown for 8,283 yards and 57 touchdowns against 28 interceptions. This year, in particular, hasn’t always looked pretty on the stat sheet — he is currently tied with Washington State’s Anthony Gordon with an FBS-high 16 interceptions — but the raw tools have continued to entice draft prognosticators.
In a recent piece touching upon several of next spring’s top quarterback prospects, for instance, Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network characterized Love as “a ‘playground’ passer when he’s at his best [and] thrives in off-schedule situations when he can extend plays and allow coverage to break down in the secondary before uncorking big throws.” With plenty of helium underneath him as a potential first-round pick, it’s hard to blame Love for striking while the iron is hot.