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Justin Fields has already declared for April’s NFL Draft, and he’s expected to be one of the top picks in the draft since many teams need a quarterback.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have the No. 1 pick, and they have a new coach in Urban Meyer who once coached at Fields’ school, Ohio State.
While Fields didn’t play under Meyer, he’s saying all the right things about the new Jags coach, maybe hoping that Meyer will decide to take him first overall.
Fields said via TMZ that he thinks that Meyer is going to have plenty of success with his new NFL team.
“Coach [Ryan] Day recruited me [to Ohio State], but I mean I’ve heard great things about Coach Meyer and the way he coaches,” Field said.
“So, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had great success down in Jacksonville.”
Many think that Meyer is going to stick to most mock drafts and select Trevor Lawrence of Clemson first overall, but as we all know with the draft, anything can happen.
As for Fields, he thinks that he can compete with the best in the nation after a couple of excellent seasons with the Buckeyes. He threw for 5,701 yards with 67 touchdowns, nine picks, 1,133 yards rushing and 19 rushing touchdowns for OSU.
“I’m not going to put out there what I think makes me better because I don’t want to cause any controversy,” Fields says.
“But, of course, you have self-confidence that you’re the best player in the nation.”
We shall see if Fields’ words get back to Meyer and sway his mind on whom he chooses first overall, or if Lawrence remains the apple of Meyer’s eye.