One NFL Draft analyst compares Dwayne Haskins to Carson Palmer
One of the many things draft analysts enjoy doing this time of year is comparing prospects to current NFL stars. One analyst has an interesting comparison for former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson compared Haskins to Carson Palmer, stating his pocket presence and strong arm as the key aspects.
“This is a tough one, but I went with Carson Palmer,” Wilson said. “I had to go way back to 2003 for Palmer, the former first-overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals out of USC. He was a traditional pocket passer with a rocket arm who can make all the throws for the Bengals and then later the Raiders and the Cardinals.
“I think that’s exactly the type of player Dwayne Haskins can be. He’s a little bit more athletic than Palmer, but he’s not going to be a runner, just like Palmer wasn’t a runner.”
Haskins has primarily drawn comparisons to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over the last several months. His big frame, ability to move around in the pocket and make big-time throws have many believing he could be that type of quarterback.
The Palmer comparison is a bit different, though it’s not necessarily inaccurate. Either way, if Haskins has a career similar to either of the quarterbacks he’s been compared to, he’ll be just fine in the NFL.