NFL Notes: Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph, Browns, Eagles

Lamar Jackson

Matt Miller says he has yet to speak to a single NFL evaluator (scout, director, general manager) who believes Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is an NFL quarterback.

A director pointed to the offensive system Jackson’s playing in as one of the main concerns for him at the next level.

“List me the quarterbacks Bobby Petrino has sent to the NFL that are any damn good,” the director asked Miller.

Mason Rudolph

An NFL scout tells Matt Miller of B/R that he has concerns about Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph’s arm strength and the system he’s currently playing as it relates to his NFL prospects.

“Arm strength is a major concern with Rudolph, but you can get around that,” the scout told Miller. “What really worries you is what’s between the ears. That offense [at Oklahoma State] doesn’t make him think. Coach [Mike] Gundy draws it up and he executes it. He’s a robot.”


  • The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out LB Jamie Collins for Week 3’s game against the Colts and have WR Sammie Coates and DE Myles Garrett listed as doubtful.
  • Browns HC Hue Jackson announced that Kevin Hogan will once again serve as the team’s backup quarterback.
  • As for Cody Kessler, Jackson said: “[B]oth guys have earned the right to be our backup quarterback.” (Mary Kay Cabot)


  • Jimmy Kempski of points out that Patriots CB Eric Rowe has currently played 53 percent of the team’s snaps this year, which is important for the draft compensation Philadelphia will receive as part of the trade involving Rowe.
  • According to Kempski, the Eagles agreed to trade Rowe to the Patriots for 2018 fourth-round pick that can become a 2018 third-round pick if he plays 50 percent of New England’s defensive snaps in either 2016 or 2017.
  • Last year, Rowe was limited to playing 42 percent of the Patriots’ snaps.

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