CJ Stroud was the center of a bubbling media controversy as the Ohio State quarterback was on the mind of Brady Quinn, who looked to explain some concerns NFL teams may have with Stroud.

On CBS Sports’ “Pick Six Podcast,” the former Notre Dame quarterback and FOX Sports college football analyst said he still believes Stroud will be the second quarterback drafted next week after Alabama’s Bryce Young, but he relayed some of the potential red flags from NFL teams.

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However, one of them, an apparent ghosting of the Manning Passing Academy was disputed by Ryan Clark of ESPN. And then Quinn later responded to Clark’s reaction, and said his comments were one minute of a podcast where he was asked to explain why Stroud appeared to be dropping ahead of the NFL Draft.

Quinn still believes Stroud is a strong prospect.

“He’s the most accurate quarterback in this draft class. He showcased his athletic ability,” Quinn said. “Any time I’ve been around the kid, he’s been an upstanding young man who’s grown and matured into a leader I think NFL teams are looking for.”

Clark contended that Stroud never committed to attend the Manning camp, and added, “what does acquiescing to the Manning family have to do with leading an organization?”