Trevor Lawrence, for about two full collegiate seasons, has been crowned the unquestioned first overall pick of this year’s upcoming draft. Right behind him, was Ohio State QB Justin Fields, but after two subpar games against Indiana and Northwestern, draft analysts started to overthink Fields and his entire body of work over two seasons at Ohio State. Some went as far as to rank BYU QB Zach Wilson ahead of him on their big boards, and even projected Wilson to be selected before Fields in their mock drafts. Well, I think it’s fair to say that Justin Fields heard everything the doubters had to say about him heading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals. In what was the most significant game of his Ohio State career, Fields had the biggest game of his career. He took on Clemson and fellow QB Trevor Lawrence and absolutely stole the show, posting a stat-line of 22-28 for 385 yards and six touchdowns. However, what we needed to see from Justin Fields went well beyond a stat sheet.
Travis Anselmo recaps Justin Fields’ elite Sugar Bowl performance.