WRONG-WAY JAWORSKI SAYS MARIOTA WILL BE TOP PICK IN NFL DRAFT

By Barbara Harrison

There is no bigger fan of former Eagles quarterback and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski than this typist.

He lifted the Birds to the Super Bowl in 1981, and even his sub-par performance in that loss to the Raiders cannot diminish my admiration for him.

And there is no harder worker in the media than Jaws.

He studies film the way you are supposed to and he sees things on the field that few others do.

However, when he steps up to make predictions based on what he has seen, he is usually wrong.

If Jaws says the Eagles are playing terribly, you know it is time to bet on the Birds.

And so, when he appeared on Comcast SportsNet on Friday to opine about Marcus Mariota, I give you this warning:

Ron Jaworski is almost always wrong!

You have been warned:

“The latest I’m hearing now from my sources around the league, who are pretty wired in, is that he’s going to go number one now to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Mariota’s stock, remember it was quiet for a while? And there’s a reason for that. There’s a lull every year until about 30 days before the draft. Now the coaches get involved. Prior to that, it’s the scouts, it’s the roadies that are filling out the paper work. Now the coaches get involved. Now team owners get involved. Now general managers get involved. So you’re starting to see, in my opinion, Winston’s stock starting to slide a little bit and Mariota’s stock starting to go up a little bit.

“I’ll give you a little bit of information on how much Chip Kelly loves Marcus Mariota,” said Jaworski. “This is the time of year when everyone talks, and I talk to general managers, I’ve talked to player personnel directors, and I’ve heard it from a couple or three people that have had conversations with Chip Kelly, and Chip Kelly said, ‘Marcus Mariota will win multiple Super Bowls in the National Football League.’

“Now, he didn’t say it was going to be in Philadelphia (laughs), but that’s how much he loves this guy, and a lot of people feel the same way, that Marcus Mariota is that good that you can win multiple Super Bowls with him as your quarterback.”

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