Last week, the shocking news was revealed that former Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud’s draft stock could dwindle because he made an 18 on the S2 Cognition test, which basically measures a quarterback’s decision making abilities.
For comparison, his fellow quarterbacks in this years class scored the following:
Bryce Young, Alabama-98
Jake Haener, Fresno State-96
Will Levis, Kentucky-93
Jaren Hall, BYU-93
Clayton Tune, Houston-84
Anthony Richardson, Florida-79
Hendon Hooker, Tennessee-46
So yeah, Stroud wasn’t even close to Hooker, who finished second to last score-wise.
But Stroud is speaking out about his score, and as you can imagine, he’s saying that the test doesn’t matter, because he knows what he can do on the field.
He said in an interview:
“I’m not a test taker, I play football. At the end of the day I don’t got nothing to prove to nobody, so I’m not fixing to sit here and explain how I process football.
The people who are making the picks know what I can do, so that’s all that matters to me. People who know how to coach better, know how to play quarterback better, know how to do everything on social media, but the man in the arena, that’s what’s tough. Stepping in the arena’s 10 times tougher, so I’m gonna stand on that.
I know what I can do, I know what I can process. If I’m not the smartest quarterback in this draft, I know I’m one of the smartest quarterbacks in the NFL when I step in there tomorrow… If you don’t trust and believe in me, all I can tell you is watch this.”
The answer reminded people of another Ohio State QB, Cardale Jones, who once famously tweeted that classes were “pointless” because he was at Ohio State to play football, not “play school.”
I guess we’ll see if NFL teams agree with Stroud’s assessment that he doesn’t have anything to prove to anybody – one day before the draft.
The NFL Draft starts tomorrow, April 27th, at 8:00 PM.