The transfer market took a hit and the 2020 NFL Draft has added an intriguing name.
Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, once thought to be entering the transfer portal, is instead opting to go pro.
The junior quarterback with a big arm announced his intentional on social media, that he will play in the Frisco Bowl against Kent State and then begin preparing for the draft. Love did a take step back this year, completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,085 yards along with 17 touchdowns and 16 interception a year after he threw for 32 scores and just six picks. So there are questions that needs to be answered for his regression, but his physical tools have impressed evaluators.
In a feature before the 2019 season, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller compared him favorably to other top quarterbacks who are expected to enter the draft.
“Tua [Tagovailoa] is almost a little bit more like a robot,” Miller said. “With Justin Herbert, there are some concerns about the mental aspects. I don’t think that’s an issue with Jordan Love.”
CBS Sports has him as the sixth-ranked quarterback prospect in the draft with analyst Ryan Wilson predicting him to go early in the second round in a recent mock draft. ESPN’S Mel Kiper Jr. ranked him No. 7 among quarterbacks and Todd McShay has him as the No. 46th overall prospect.
“Playing for the Aggies has been a dream come true, and with that being said, I am ready to chase my next dream,” Love wrote in announcing his decision. “After much prayer, consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to forgo my senior year at Utah State and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. I knew from the first time I put on a helmet and shoulder pads that I wanted to play in the NFL and am excited to being that journey now.
“I haven’t quite closed this chapter in my life, though, as I look forward to putting on my Aggie uniform one final time for our bowl game.”