Dwayne Haskins

Ohio State

Prospect Info

Ohio State
Potomac, MD
6' 3"
231 lbs
33 1/2”
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

Should Become Instant Starter
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Former Ohio State and NFL cornerback Shawn Springs mentored Haskins as a youth, convincing him to move from New Jersey to Maryland so he could play at the private Bullis School in Potomac. He was the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, received four-star rankings and was named one of the top five pro-style quarterbacks in the country. Haskins originally signed with Maryland before Randy Edsall was fired, then changing his mind to play for Urban Meyer -- a smart move, as it turns out. He redshirted in 2015 while J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott were leading the Buckeyes. Haskins played in eight games the following year, completing 40 of 57 passes (70.2 percent) for 565 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. His biggest accomplishment as a freshman was a comeback victory over Michigan, entering the game in the third quarter and leading the team to the win. Haskins stepped into the national spotlight in 2018, becoming the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and leading the team to a Big Ten title. He was also a third-team All-American and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, leading the nation with 4,831 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes (just eight interceptions) in 14 starts, and ranking in the top five in the FBS with a 70.0 percent completion rate (373-533).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1
NFL Comparison
Drew Bledsoe
Big and talented with explosive arm talent but limited mobility Haskins is a chance-taker with the arm strength to get away with some tight window throws that most in this class can't make. Haskins is still very early in his journey and is prone to misreading coverage and stalling in getting through his progressions. While this is normal for an inexperienced quarterback, Haskins is going to be forced to learn on the fly against NFL speed and defensive coordinators conspiring to defeat him. His athletic limitations could keep him pocket-bound, but he has the arm talent, confidence and pocket savvy to become a good NFL starter if he's protected and given the time to develop early on.
  • Groomed for this moment since he was young
  • Rare passing production
  • Has been mentored by NFL receiver Mohamed Sanu
  • Well-schooled with understanding of how to get himself protected
  • Will bet big to win big
  • Confident to take chances and complete game-changing throws
  • Shows potential to be a full-field reader on NFL level
  • Effortless throwing motion
  • Can uncork a plus fastball with just the flick of his wrist
  • Scans with ball tucked close and feet bouncing from target to target
  • Ball explodes out of his hands when driving it down the field
  • Has deep ball arm to wait out coverage and hit the fastest targets in stride
  • Alters trajectory depending on coverage and space
  • Willing to stand in and take the hit to deliver the ball
  • Able to deliver and complete throws from unconventional angles
  • Excellent sense of developing pressure from the edge
  • Pocket mobile to climb and slide into safe launch spots
  • Sturdy build to shake free of pocket traffic
  • Explosive, clutch production to finish final four games
  • Small list of successful QBs with so few career starts
  • Lacks in-game adversity challenges for an early round pick
  • Front side can fly open causing throws to sail
  • Unusual follow through leaving his lower half behind
  • Still learning to attack zone coverage
  • Baited into bad decisions on high-low reads
  • Doesn't show enough caution against dropping linebackers
  • Will need to improve anticipatory intermediate throws
  • Has to be willing to come off primary reads when coverage dictates it
  • Needs to expedite his process in the face of pressure
  • Needs better feel for when to throw with touch
  • Accuracy on the move is below average
  • Below-average athlete who can't run away from trouble
  • Sluggish, heavy feet when he scrambles
  • Fumbles due to carelessness and lack of concentration on snaps


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Once-in-lifetime player
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Pro Bowl-caliber player
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
Should become instant starter
Chance to become NFL starter
NFL backup or special teams potential
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
Should be in an NFL training camp
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
Likely needs time in developmental league