Making the case for Jets to draft quarterback Zach Terrell
By Angelina Rizzo
The New York Jets would be wise to add another quarterback to the mix as they should take a risk on quarterback Zach Terrell out of Western Michigan.
In the grand scheme of things, the New York Jets would be very smart to fill one of their main holes by selecting quarterback Zach Terrell in the 2017 NFL Draft. Terrell is a quarterback who could very well be quite underlooked in this year’s draft selection group. With a few quarterbacks ranked higher above him, here’s why the Jets could add an unlikely hero in Terrell and why it would make sense.
Terrell has had some great moments and truly incredible success. With a very impressive 13-1 record on the season, Terrell paved the way for great things to happen with him under center, one of those great accomplishments none other than a MAC Championship appearance.
His playing resume can speak volumes in the things that he may be going unnoticed for. Terrell is underrated and well, could be a hidden gem for a team willing to take a big change on him. The Jets still don’t know what they have at quarterback as it’s good to keep drafting quarterbacks that could turn out to be the real deal over time.
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In Terrell’s time with the Western Michigan Broncos, he put up some surreal stats. In his collegiate career, he totaled 12,100 passing yards, 96 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. Yes, the Broncos are a small-school college playing in a very easy division, but if he’s given a chance to learn under an NFL program, could easily have solid results.
Terrell happens to have the accuracy that is crucial and so very well welcomed in the NFL. His strength is there to help him throw the ball accurate and in the right direction, where he wants it. His determination is another factor into his confidence to step up in huge situations and playmaking.
His weaknesses include some of his throwing mechanics and this could be due to short strides, however, all this could easily be a part of his game that can be tweaked. Terrell has a lot of key strengths going for him, while the Jets could benefit from drafting this raw talented and learning young athlete. With the right conditioning and development, he could very well be quite an amazing fit who can turn heads all for the best. The skill-set is there, but again, it will take a few years for him to get acclimated to life in the NFL. The Jets have nothing to lose using their seventh round pick and if he does indeed go undrafted, he’s easily a decision they won’t regret making.