Skull Session: A Quarter of the NFL Had Justin Fields As QB1, Jonathon Cooper Celebrated With the Neighborhood Kids, and Ryan Day Called Fields a “Generational Talent”

By Kevin Harrish on May 3, 2021 at 5:21 am
The buckeye are getting stronger in today's skull session.

Y'all keen on the hot new fashion trends of this year?

Word of the Day: Render.

 QB1. Justin Fields was the third quarterback off the board and wasn't a top-10 pick. But he probably should have been, because apparently, at least a quarter of the league had him as QB1 on their board.

Now, it's been a bit since I've been in a statistics course, but I do know how samples work. And if 8 of 16 teams had Fields as QB1, there's a solid chance the number of scouts is closer to half instead of a quarter.

Regardless, the ones that mattered didn't. And the Bears got the steal of the draft.

 GENERATIONAL TALENT. Bears coach Matt Nagy and Ryan Day go way back to when they used to play against each other in college, and when Nagy wanted an honest assessment of Day's quarterback earlier this year, Day didn't exactly mince words.

We probably toss around the phrase "generational talent" just a little too flippantly, especially considering Ohio State's about to welcome a kid that's even higher rated than Fields was out of high school a year after Fields left the program.

But in this case, I'm cool with it. Because it's probably still true. I'm not sure I've ever seen quarterbacks as hyped as early as Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence continue to live up to expectations the way that they have. They're both no-doubt, can't-miss prospects in my mind, and I probably would have said that about both of them when they were juniors in high school.

 “COOP LOVES KIDS.” Jonathon Cooper's NFL dreams came true (albeit later than he'd hoped), and he celebrated the only way he knew how.

But remember, just cause he's an A+ human doesn't mean he doesn't have some fire in him. Cause the league done created a monster.

 “HOLY S***.” Luke Farrell's rather stoic and even-keeled reaction to getting drafted by his former college coach far sooner than he was mocked by anybody was completely on-brand.

But don't worry, his parents went nuts for him.

“HOLY S***.”

Sometimes, there just ain't other words.

 BIG BROTHER INFERIORITY COMPLEX. If there's anything in the world Michigan should not be doing, it's talking shit about pretty much anybody. That's especially true about a team that has beaten them 9 out of the last 13 times, including last year.


The best part is, this is actually an incredible self-own because essentially, you're saying you lost to the worst Michigan State team in 80 years. What the hell does that make you?

 SONG OF THE DAY. "When U Love Somebody" by Fruit Bats.

 NOT STICKING TO SPORTS. Is rewatching old TV good for the soul?... A woman reports her boyfriend as missing, and police tell her he never existed... The Derby, the sheikh, and the princess (or, how human rights become the talk of a horse race)... How did a wildlife lover become one of the bloodiest poachers in California history?...

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