February 19, 2013
The Underwear Olympics get rolling this week. And so NFL Network's Mike Mayock is doing a lot of talking about it, on a conference call.
And I've been doing a lot of listening.
Mayock pointed out early in the call that there are "a whole of lot holes in the quarterback class." One of those quarterbacks could benefit, once the Combine gets rolling.
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib "will quietly climb" between Indy and Radio City Music Hall, Mayock believes. "When coaches get involved," Mayock explained, "they're going to fall in love with his work ethic and intelligence."
Mayock compared Nassib to Kirk Cousins in 2012 and Andy Dalton in 2013, both of whom have good but not great physical attributes but who impress coaches with their brains and their willingness to roll up their sleeves and work.