/Is Tommy Stevens Saints’ next Taysom Hill Joe Moorhead believes he has the skills

Is Tommy Stevens Saints’ next Taysom Hill Joe Moorhead believes he has the skills

What’s the matter? While Stevens’ selection by the Saints was shocking for most football fans, Joe Moorhead wasn’t. Moorhead, who was a coach at Penn State and Mississippi State for Stevens, is still bullish about Stevens. Moorhead stated, “Good things happen for good people.” “Tommy Stevens” is a great player. However, there were eyebrows in the NFL and Mississippi about the pick. To get Stevens in 2020’s seventh round, the Saints traded their sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft. They also drafted a quarterback who played nine college football games in five years – all of which were in his fifth year as an grad transfer from Mississippi State. Moorhead stated, “I knew there was a lot of interest in Tommy.” “A few teams called me about Tommy and I knew from speaking to Tommy that the Saints were very interested in him. It was not surprising, so it wasn’t that surprising. Moorhead said, “We’re talking a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder who runs in mid-to high 4.5’s. He’s really, really athletic.” His teammates appreciate him as a tough guy who has overcome injuries. He was only in Starkville for a very short time before his teammates voted to make him team captain.” But, there’s Shea Patterson, an ex-five-star quarterback recruit and a regular starter at Ole Miss as well as Michigan. Patterson was not drafted. The Saints traded a future pick to draft Stevens, who was a three-star recruit. You know Sean Payton, the Saints’ coach, will kick off the Super Bowl second half by kicking onsides. He sees a lot of Taysom Hill, the jack-of all trades Taysom Hill in Stevens. So does Moorhead. Moorhead stated that Penn State used a two-quarterback approach and created a hybrid position that lined Tommy up as running back, tight end, and wide receiver. We wanted him to be on the field, because he is so helpful. He could have been a member of special teams. He could have been the kickoff coverage wedge-buster. This is how strong, fast, and big he is.” Sounds a lot like Hill, who the Saints have used as a Swiss knife, lining up on the field all day on offense and special teams. Hill, who played college basketball at BYU is listed as 6-2 and 221 and has a 4.51 40. Stevens is almost twice as tall, is heavier and nearly as fast. Hill completed 58.2 % of his passes at BYU. Stevens completed 59.9 per cent of his passes at Penn State, Mississippi State. Payton said of Stevens that he was athletic enough to play in kicking, that he catches the ball extremely well and that he is a more developmental quarterback. We saw him do many things.” Payton stated that the Saints would prefer to sign Stevens undrafted free, but he knew there was high interest from other clubs and that Stevens might be looking in another direction. The Saints recognized the immediate value Stevens brought to the team. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have signed him. Moorhead agrees and points out the Maryland-Penn State 2017 game, in which Stevens ran for three touchdowns and threw one more. He also caught a pass. Moorhead stated, “I know Tommy believes that he has a long term future as an NFL quarterback. He has that ability.” He has the physical tools to plug into a system in many ways. He is my joy. He deserves it. Moorhead said that only 255 college football players are picked. “When you look at it that way, it’s pretty elite.” Moorhead said, “It’s just surreal,” after he had taken part in four Oregon spring practices before college athletics were cut across the country. Moorhead stated that he and his family have made the most of the situation. Moorhead said he and his family are making the best of the situation. Starkville Police Department sent out a tweet thanking Moorhead for providing a meal for the entire force.