Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud has faced a lot of criticism in recent days due to his low score on the S2 cognition test. Stroud was able to score only an 18th percentile on the test in which Bryce Young scored a 98th percentile.
Stroud’s draft stock has plummeted since then, and he may no longer be a top-five pick. Despite his poor S2 Test score, many have come out to defend him, including Buckeyes teammate Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
This is what Jaxon Smith-Njigba had to say on the Up & Adams show:
“He’s going to be a great, I mean, aside from the arm talent, plus, you know, all you know, he’s always the smartest guy on the field and, you know, play with him and his leadership and, you know He knows how to lead a team, he knows how to get things done.
“It was awesome playing with him at Ohio State University and hopefully one day, you know, we’ll hook up again. We all know CJ and he’s a smart kid. He’s a good kid and he loves to play ball.” . and he’s good at it. So whatever team picks him, they’ll be lucky to have him.”
Jaxon Smith-Njigba is expected to be the off-the-board wide receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft, and these words from him explain a lot about Stroud.
No one knows which team will draft CJ Stroud, but as his teammate said, that team will be lucky to have such a wonderful player playing for them.
The Indianapolis Colts could draft CJ Stroud
With Bryce Young expected to be drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the first overall pick, Stroud could still be the second quarterback to be drafted. The Houston Texans may not draft a quarterback this year, and that could tempt other teams to trade and get the Buckeyes’ quarterback.
The Indianapolis Colts, who want to draft a quarterback, could draft Stroud. He would be a great fit for the Colts and could be their quarterback in the future. Jim Irsay has expressed his opinion on the selection of a franchise quarterback, and many think Stroud will be his man.
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