Well, you can’t say John O’Korn lacks confidence.
The former Michigan signal-caller is hoping to have a professional career as a quarterback, and he participated at the Wolverines’ pro day on Friday. O’Korn went through drills and made some throws in front of scouts. He also made one bold claim.
O’Korn told reporters that he thinks he is the “most NFL-ready quarterback” in the 2018 NFL Draft in terms of terminology and game-planning.
“Honestly, I think I’m the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft just as far as terminology, and knowing what to do on a day-to-day basis, game-planning,” O’Korn said, according to the Detroit News. “I was part of the game-plan meetings with coach Harbaugh, coach (Pep) Hamilton, the whole staff, coach (Tim) Drevno, all last fall, so just on a day-to-day basis what it takes to be an NFL quarterback, I think I would choose myself over any other guy in this draft in that regard.”
O’Korn threw for 973 yards, 2 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2017. He took over as the Wolverines’ starter after Wilton Speight went down with an injury, but he eventually lost the job to Brandon Peters.
O’Korn is not expected to be drafted in April, but he is hoping an NFL team will give him a shot as an undrafted free agent.
“Whether I get drafted or picked up as an undrafted free agent, that’s really not up to me,” O’Korn said to the Detroit News. “But I’m going to come in, I’m going to work and I’m going to be the best at whatever they expect me to do.”