Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham is going pro. This week, the QB took to Twitter to announce that he’ll forgo his final season of eligibility in order to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
“Jarrett has been a terrific player for us the last two years, leading us to an SEC West title and becoming one of the most prolific passers in Auburn history,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “He has tremendous ability and a bright future ahead of him. I look forward to seeing Jarrett perform one more time in an Auburn uniform and can’t wait to see him playing in the NFL next year and for years to come.”
Stidham first made a name for himself at Baylor, where he threw for 12 touchdowns against just two interceptions as a true freshman in 2015. After head coach Art Briles was let go, he transferred to Auburn, where he had an up-and-down tenure. Last year, he led Auburn to an SEC championship game appearance, but he failed to build off of that momentum in 2018.
Heading into the year, Stidham looked the part of a second-round pick with the potential to work his way into the backend of the first-round. Today, he ranks just tenth among QBs, according to Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN.com. However, it’s possible that Stidham could boost his stock with strong workouts and interviews in the buildup to the draft.
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