NFL Combine: Nathan Peterman talks about Kirk Cousins comparisons
By Matt Conner
Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman spoke at the NFL Combine about his dream to play in the pros, the Kirk Cousins comparisons and having to learn new offenses.
Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman is always the last one mentioned. When discussion of the best quarterbacks in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft comes up, Peterman is at least included. That’s an honor in itself, but what is clear that he’s widely believed to be picked the lowest of the bunch, as players like DeShone Kizer, Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes and Brad Kaaya are projected to be taken above him.
Typically predicted to be taken in the second or third rounds, Peterman is a sleeper of sorts for teams looking for a new starting quarterback in the near future — teams like the Kansas City Chiefs. Peterman threw 27 touchdowns last season with 10 interceptions and a 60.5 completion percentage. That last number isn’t impressive, but most NFL analysts will ask the important question about Peterman’s targets. Simply put, Pitt had a different talent level on offense than, say, Watson enjoyed at Clemson.
At the NFL Combine, Peterman said he believes his journey of transferring from Tennessee to Pittsburgh and enduring some coaching changes will actually help him at the pro level.
“Playing in three different offenses, knowing I can learn an offense quickly and master an offense quickly I think helped me. I’ve been in some pro style systems as well, been under center, been in the huddle. I’ve been no-huddle as well, so I’ve done it all and I’m ready to do it at the next level.”