Don't look now but former Syracuse Orange quarterback, Ryan Nassib, he who was a two-star recruit and once got benched in favor of Greg Paulus, is getting a lot of heat as the 2013 NFL Draft nears. Some are going as far as to say he's the best quarterback available while others think there's absolutely no way he drops any lower than the Buffalo Bills' 2nd round spot.
Before we find out for sure, Nassib is making a pitstop on the TV show that all draft-ready quarterbacks are required by law to appear on, Jon Gruden's QB Camp.
In case you've never watched the show, which will be on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET, here's the gist:
The show's schtick includes Gruden pointing out a player's flaws and reputation in an attempt to fluster them along with a breakdown of film and a white-board session.
According to Peter King, Gruden was pretty fascinated with the Orange signal-caller:
I can't wait to see the Nassib and Manuel shows. When I talk to teams leading up to the April 25 first round, I keep hearing both Nassib and Manuel as late-first-round prospects. Nassib in particular, and certainly more than Manuel. Gruden seems fascinated by both. The other day, one personnel man for a team not interested in drafting a quarterback this year told me, "No way if you want Nassib you think there's a realistic chance he gets past 41.'' That's the overall slot of the Bills' second-round pick. The Bills are coached by Nassib's four-year college coach, Doug Marrone. NFL types think Marrone loves him some Nassib.
Nassib was a pretty insular guy while at Syracuse, only really coming of his shell late in his senior season and only then on the field. We're really getting a peak into how he ticks just as everyone else is. Hopefully we'll all find out a little bit more about the former two-star guy who's about to become an NFL franchise QB in the making.