1st of all, I never heard any pundits claim he was a first round type prospect; he has some skills but certainly is not without concerns, such as... https://www.nfl.com/prospects/mason-rudolph?id=32462018-0002-5599-4271-c09bf8338e3c Weaknesses Over-strides at times Rarely drives lower body through the throw causing ball to sail and float May not generate enough velocity to beat ball-hawking corners who strangle passing windows Field-side outs will be a challenge Needs throws to stay on schedule Needs to throw with better timing and placement on comeback and outs Defaults to off-platform throws when he has time to step and deliver Ball placement and decision making can run askew when forced to scramble from pocket Ball will come out wobbly at times Inexperienced as rollout passer Benefitted from ball-winning targets downfield Wasn't asked to get through many progressions in the offense Has had ball security issues as a starter Sources Tell Us "If you spoke with ten different scouts you would get at least four different opinions about him. I've just seen too many of those system quarterbacks struggle to make it in the league so I'm hesitant to buy in. He has gotten better this year." -- NFC team regional scout -------------------------------- He is not a Big Ben-level prospect. BB has a stronger arm who can throw deep outs; this guy does not. I have heard a myriad of times that one of the most-revealing factors of if a QB can excel in the NFL is if they have the arm strength to complete 20-yard outs. If not, Ds can strangle the offense since they don't have to worrying about covering those routes. RM may turn into an average QB, but he is a system QB. Most of them don't end up thriving in the NFL but some do (Rogers). But no one will mistake MR's arm for Rogers; it's not even close.