first_img Based on reviews from the Elite 11 quarterback camp, where Hurts served as a counselor, he has been impressive.Reps of #Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts at Elite 11 Finals— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) June 30, 2019Hurts’ NFL future remains a question, but pro analyst Bucky Brooks was impressed with what he saw from Hurts. Via 247:“You can dismiss some of what you see in a t-shirt/shorts workout but I’m really intrigued with Jalen Hurts after watching him work out at Elite 11 and talking to him about QB play,” said NFL analyst Bucky Brooks. “Much better than the narrative suggests as a player and prospect. File it away.”At worst, we’ve seen Hurts win games at the highest levels, and we know that Riley is an offensive mind capable of building a scheme around his quarterback’s talents. At best, Hurts may yet work his way towards a serious NFL future.[247Sports] alabama quarterback jalen hurts at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Lincoln Riley has done some incredible work with his first two Oklahoma quarterbacks. This year, he gets to coach another incredible talent, albeit a much different one from Heisman winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, in former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts.Hurts, a Texas native, got off to an impressive start to his college career in Tuscaloosa. In 2016, he won a contentious quarterback battle early in the season, and went on to win SEC Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year.Tua Tagovailoa ultimately beat him out for the starting job after leading Alabama to the 2018 national championship in his place. After spending one year as QB2 at his now-alma mater, Hurts moves on to play under Riley, who has helped produce the last two No. 1 picks.Jalen Hurts’ abilities as a passer have come under question, but it sounds like he continues to improve in that area.Hurts is a true dual-threat player at the position, and has always been an effective passer. If he takes it to the next level, it wouldn’t shock to see him in line for the same accolades as his two predecessors at OU.last_img

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