59 percent completion percentage. You know my number, folks. You think it’s close. I want to see 61 minimum, 62, 63 in college. Because in the NFL, the windows get smaller."
Cowherd: Kizer has a lot of red flags
"This is why a lot of people are critical of Deshaun Watson, and I have said, ‘Deshaun completes 67 percent of his throws in, right now, the best college football conference in America, the ACC. He has been great twice against Nick Saban. He has shown real maturity in crisis.
"DeShone Kizer is really bad late in big games. He was great against Navy, they don’t have an NFL player. He was great against awful Syracuse and horrible Texas. I saw him play Stanford and USC, more veteran teams with NFLers, he was lousy. He is bad late in games. He does not complete enough passes with a coach, Brian Kelly, who is an offensive-minded head coach."
Cowherd: Teams fall in love with overrated prospects every few years
"And every two or three years people fall in love with a quarterback and I wave the flag. I warned you. I warned you about Vince Young in 2006. Saw him play on TV and [in person] twice. He’s not accurate enough in the pocket.
"I warned you about Jake Locker in 2011, Tennessee. With Steve Sarkisian, an offensive coach, completed in the 50 percentile. Not accurate enough. The windows get smaller.
"I warned you about Tim Tebow in 2010. Johnny Manziel in 2014 and Christian Hackenberg in 2016. I haven’t missed. It’s every couple years, we fall in love with a guy, and the numbers are right in front of you."
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Cowherd: The small differences in percentages can be huge on the field
"59 percent completion percentage is the 43 percent field-goal percentage for NBA guards. John Wall, now, got to 45. Steph Curry’s in your 48, your Steve Nashs, your Chris Pauls.
"You think, ‘Ah what’s the difference between 47 and 43.5? The difference between Gilbert Arenas and Steve Nash. It’s judgment, it’s decision-making. The game in the NBA is faster, and your judgment is going to be imperatively important.
"DeShone Kizer, the numbers are in front of you. 12-11 as a starter. Not great at the end of big games. Struggled with the two teams he played that played real defense, Stanford and USC. Good against bad teams or young teams. Bloated stats against bad teams. And that completion percentage number, it is Locker all over again, it’s Vince Young all over again."