Mason Rudolph’s NFL draft stock is improving, according to ESPN’s Todd McShay.
Rudolph is the No. 32 overall prospect in McShay’s latest ranking of top draft-eligible players. He was previously unranked. Rudolph is the fourth-ranked quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft class, according to McShay, behind USC’s Sam Darnold (No. 1 overall), Wyoming’s Josh Allen (No. 3) and UCLA’s Josh Rosen (No. 4).
Rudolph improved upon a good 2015 campaign with a better 2016, throwing for more than 4,000 yards with 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He has the frame (listed at 6-foot-4, 233 pounds) and mental makeup that you look for, but his below-average arm strength is a concern. With 16 passing TDs to only four INTs, along with five rushing TDs, he has had an impressive start to the season.
There’s still plenty of time for the draft board to shuffle before April. But the No. 32 overall ranking puts Rudolph in first-round territory for now. And given how much NFL teams value potential franchise quarterbacks, he may keep moving up.
McShay’s ranking stands in contrast to what others have said about Rudolph’s draft stock. An anonymous NFL scout recently said Rudolph was no different than former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, who is currently a backup for the New York Jets.
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