Two red zone plays, one lesson learned for the Penn State QB that could hold some promise for NFL development.
Christian Hackenberg is a difficult prospect. Despite an underwhelming career, the physical ability is there. The flashes of conceptual acumen show up on occasion, too.
What will matter most for the NFL team that selects Hackenberg is if they are accurate in believing that the quarterback’s best has yet to come. That team will need to be right about the reasons for Hackenberg’s struggles and even more correct about why there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for his development track and it’s not a train.
The two plays below reveal a glaring weakness of Hackenberg’s and then a strength that could potentially override the flaw.
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