Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is receiving literally off the charts hype.
Herbert, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound passer with the powerful right arm and sneaky fast wheels, has already been pegged as a top 10 prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, as the 2019 season inches closer, scouts have ranked Herbert as the top NFL prospect from the senior class, with one of the best senior rankings of the decade.
I'm told scouts ranked Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert as the top NFL prospect from the senior class in meetings last month. Herbert received one of the highest grades attained by any senior from the past decade. pic.twitter.com/N9NPO5gtfY— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) June 21, 2019
I caught up with Bleacher Report's Matt Miller to get his take on the NFL career that awaits Oregon's ultra-talented quarterback in a Q&A.
What is your favorite thing about Herbert you think will translate well to the NFL?
Miller: He’s a beautiful passer. And I don’t even mean the hair. Mechanically he’s flawless. He has excellent size and arm strength. He can move well out of the pocket. There’s a lot to love.
You can read the rest of Miller's scouting report here.
Yes, the possibility of Herbert as a top selection in 2020 NFL draft is exciting. Even more exciting for Oregon fans is that his teammates have seen an exponential growth in Herbert.
"Justin has never been the athlete he is now," said senior Shane Lemieux, who has started 38 straight games at left guard, "Especially off the field, he’s such a better leader… He’s always the one that brings us back in."
It'll be all eyes on Herbert and the Ducks from the start. Oregon opens up the 2019 season in prime time versus Auburn in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.