Mel Kiper Jr. Has made a name for himself over the years by talking about prospects in the NFL Draft and being a pretty solid talent evaluator.
Well when Kiper was asked about the Redksins and their quarterback position, Kiper was straight forward about Kirk Cousins.
“I thought that was the ceiling for [Cousins],” Kiper said in a conference call with NFL Nation reporters Friday. “Is he a plateau quarterback like Dalton is? We didn’t have a chance to see Dalton in the playoffs because he was hurt. But is he a plateau quarterback? He can get you so far but he can’t get you to where you want to be, which is the Super Bowl. We’ll see. Dalton right now is a plateau quarterback. You have them in the NFL; that’s what the wait and see with Cousins is. You have to commit to him. He’s the guy.”
To say he is a Super Bowl winning quarterback is a stretch,” Kiper said. “To say he got them to the playoffs, he got them to the playoffs because [Dallas quarterback Tony] Romo got hurt. If Romo doesn’t get hurt, the Redskins aren’t in the playoffs. They got bounced the first week. I didn’t think they were a playoff -caliber team and that proved out. Is Cousins a good quarterback? Yes. But can he be great? That’s debatable.”
What do you think? I actually agree with Kiper on this one.