The NFL has at all times been intrigued about what quarterback Spencer Rattler may appear like down the road. He’s got the perfect physical makeup and tremendous arm talent, two necessities for a franchise signal caller.
He got here out of highschool with those expectations and nearly delivered. Entering his final season at Oklahoma, Rattler was the odds-on Heisman favorite and the presumed No. 1 overall draft pick.
Rattler’s glory was short-lived as things got here to a crash in Norman. At season’s end, Rattler, freshman quarterback Caleb Williams, and head coach Lincoln Riley had departed, encapsulating the disappointing season.
South Carolina promised him the possibility to rebuild his draft status. NFL evaluators got here down harsh after his benching, however the Gamecocks were confident they might turn it around.
While he hasn’t been overly impressive during his tenure in garnet and black, some outlets think he should declare for the NFL Draft.
Everyone knows Rattler has set his sights on the skilled ranks for several years. The reasoning behind a declaration is that things may not get well next season, so why waste a 12 months of development?
Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara released an article projecting which draft-eligible SEC quarterbacks will test the waters. He wasn’t overly confident in Rattler’s abilities but said the move made sense for either side.
“I think he’ll still get feedback that implies he might be a mid-round pick. I also wonder if there’s an understanding from South Carolina that each parties should perhaps go their separate ways, which for Rattler would probably mean going to the NFL as a substitute of going to his third school in as a few years.”
Head coach Shane Beamer hasn’t wavered in his support of his starting quarterback. He acknowledges Rattler has his flaws, as does every player, but reassures everyone that the staff believes No. 7 gives them their best probability to win.
It has been an inconsequential offensive season; nothing of note within the passing game and no real development made. If Rattler intends to return to highschool, they need to work out how you can alter the present plan.
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