Alabama’s Mac Jones: Preparation, football IQ set me apart from NFL draft’s other QBs

On Tuesday, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones gets another chance to impress prospective employers as he performs at his school’s pro day. But Jones believes that his mental strengths could help him cement his status among the top passers in this year’s draft.

“This quarterback class is really a good class. I’m just blessed to be a part of it,” Jones said during Monday’s pre-workout press conference. “You can watch the guys' tape and see we all have great tape. But what separates me is my preparation and my ability to learn and take from the coaches meetings and my own meetings and apply it on the field.”

Jones is coming off a prolific junior seasonin which he passed for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions while helping lead Alabama to the national championship.

In the championship game, Jones racked up 464 passing yards and five touchdowns as Alabama defeated Ohio State 52-24. That matchup represented a faceoff between Jones and another highly touted quarterback prospect in Justin Fields.

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