Alabama QB Mac Jones Turning Into This Year’s Green Room Player Everyone Is Watching

It doesn’t happen every year, but when it does it usually becomes one of the defining moments of the NFL Draft.

It’s the non-stop showing of a top-rated player who has yet to get selected, but instead winds up sitting in that room, lonely as if he’s the only soul left on earth.

This year that player is Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, who as of the 10th pick was still waiting for a team to call his number as their QB of the future.

There was a lot of question marks about what was going to happen to Jones if he didn’t go to San Francisco with the third pick, but instead the Niners are putting their future at QB on the wide arms of Trey Lance.

Jones will be remembered with the likes of Warren Sapp and Aaron Rodgers, two players who had to sit and wait, but at the end of the day it worked out for them with eventual busts in Canton, Ohio.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Sure it’s a hit to the pride and bank account….but getting drafted lower in the 1st round means you are going to a good team, which in theory probably means you have a somewhat competant GM and coach.

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