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The dual-threat quarterback may be in demand thanks to MVP front-runner Lamar Jackson and 2019 first-round pick Kyler Murray. Both showed promising signs this seasonthe former more than the latter.
In a copycat league, teams will likely look for the next Jackson or Murrayeven if that player is a Day 2 prospect.
Jalen Hurts threw for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 69.7 percent of his passes during the 2019 term, but he struggled against LSU in the Peach Bowl.
He shouldn’t feel ashamed about his performance against the eventual champions. However, he started the campaign on a strong note and noticeably faded down the stretch.
In his last four collegiate games, Hurts recorded four touchdown passes and three interceptions. He completed fewer than 53 percent of his attempts in two of those outings. Even in his highlight plays, he would often complete shorter passes to wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who racked up yards after the catch, as opposed to anticipatory deep throws through tight windows.
According to TeamRankings, Hurts lost six of eight fumbles during the season, so ball security is a huge concern when he’s on the run. Talent evaluators shouldn’t put too much weight on his physical attributes, particularly flashy quickness and elusiveness as a ball-carrier.
Hurts will probably run a 4.4-second 40-yard time at the NFL Scouting Combine, but his low passing volume (340) in 2019 and tendency to give away possessions (fumbles) raise legitimate concerns. 
Hurts’ athleticism will generate intrigue, but as a quarterback talent, he isn’t a solid Day 2 pick despite the early-round buzz connected to his name.