No one has made any such grand declarations about Brown or Tatum in the aftermath of Game 4, but it’s hard not to wonder about their ceilings. For Brown, it was his second 30-point performance of the postseason, making him the first player age 21 years or younger to have two such performances in a series since the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose did it against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010.
A year later, Rose was the league’s MVP.
Analysis: The 60 percent mark is the dividing line here. Anything under is seen as troubling by NFL teams. Stafford is proof that you can be a successful quarterback even with a low college completion percentage.
Is it a red flag or a product of him not having a strong supporting cast? Mayfield was the most accurate quarterback in college football last year. That also comes with questions, though. Was it because of the offensive system he played in?
Thomas is under contract for one more season before he’s set to hit free agency. He told Henderson and Michael DiRocco in January he was considering a holdout if he and the Seahawks were unable to agree to an extension.
However, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said at a charity event in April that Thomas’ representatives had reached out to the team to say a holdout wasn’t on the table.
Seattle traded Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles and released Richard Sherman in March. The fact the Seahawks kept Thomas would seemingly indicate he’s a part of their long-term plans.
Next month will give a better indicator as to whether Thomas is prepared to hold out for a new contract. The Seahawks’ three-day mandatory minicamp starts June 12. Henderson noted Thomas would face an $84,435 fine if he skipped all three days.
It took until the 76th overall slot Friday night, 44 picks after the last one, that Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph was selected by Pittsburgh. The Steelers get a big, strong-armed, highly competitive QB yep, sounds a lot like incumbent Ben Roethlisberger, who is 36 and closing in on the end of his championship career. It’s not Ben’s job to teach me anything. It’s my job to learn, said Rudolph, who added he dreamed of becoming a Steeler.