I don’t agree with all of Simms’ 2021 rankings here… but he did say Mahomes was capable of Favre/Rodgers ability and a special talent… and also had Josh Allen #1 QB in 2018.
I saw he mocked Trubisky as top QB taken in 2017… which was incredibly correct… but I think he did say more positive things about Mahomes… so I give him some credit for a few recent years I looked at.
I Didn’t track a lot of his projections… but those were surprisingly good.
I appreciate a guy who does his evaluations without looking to the current accepted mock drafts for re-assurance. I do not think Simms is “saying it for clicks.” Bob Quinn drafted Tavai in the 2nd round. All it takes is for one scout/GM to fall in love with a player and suddenly the guy is “way overdrafted.” UNTIL he proves that out or otherwise.
Of course when I did my limited QB reviews, Wilson was the guy that stuck out to me as the guy I’d want if we were going to go that route. He’ll likely be sitting 5 picks away from us. I’m willing to move forward with Goff and pass on QB, but there is something bothering me that we may very well end up regretting not making a move for Wilson and we had the ammo to do it.
Mond has always been considered a 1st round possibility. Here’s an article from a year ago talking about it.
Since the senior bowl more and more mocks have him projected round 1. Truth is he’s a project but he has the skill set.
CBS has him at 18OA right now too.
Personally I think he has the upside but he’s a project. When looking at players who are projects you either see enough talent and skill to take them round one or you downgrade them to round 3 or later as a project. It’s all about the risk vs reward.