Jordan Love has a similar challenge coming out of college to that faced by Patrick Mahomes when he was drafted, according to Stats Perform's Ethan Cooperson.
Research Analyst Cooperson has crunched the numbers and given his verdict on the 2020 NFL Draft.
One of the most controversial selections was the Green Bay Packers trading up to number 26 and picking Utah State quarterback Love.
That move came despite having Aaron Rodgers, one of the game's greats, at quarterback following a season where he took the Packers to the NFC Championship game.
Turnovers are a weakness for Love and he now has a chance to work on his game like Mahomes, who sat behind veteran Alex Smith for all but one game of his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mahomes went on to be named the NFL MVP in 2018 and Super Bowl MVP last season as he led the Chiefs to glory.
"Very interesting, I can rank this as both a good and a bad pick," said Cooperson.
"It's pretty fascinating when you look at Love's strange 2019 season, 17 interceptions, it was the most in FBS [Football Bowl Subdivision] and yet he was drafted in the first round. There's a good comparison to make with Mahomes.
"In Mahomes' last two seasons at Texas Tech, he threw 25 interceptions. That was fourth-most in FBS over those two seasons, 2015 and 2016.
"So what did the Chiefs do when they drafted him? Brought him in, had him sit out almost the entire 2017 season behind Alex Smith.
"Love is going to do that for a year, two years, behind Rodgers. What's similar between Smith and Rodgers? They don't throw interceptions.
"Smith is eighth in NFL history for lowest interception percentage, Rodgers is first. So in this sense, this makes a lot of sense.
"Mahomes has come in and he's been an MVP and a Super Bowl MVP. So maybe Love comes in and he learns the specifics of protecting the football, not throwing interceptions.
"He follows the path of Mahomes in a perfect world for the Packers. So in that sense, it’s a good move."
Cooperson's main concerns over the pick are whether or not it was a wise use of premium draft resource that could have been used to improve on key weaknesses.
He added: "Green Bay has made the playoffs in 10 of the last 11 years in which Rodgers has been healthy and started at least half of their games. Last year they reached the Conference Championship game.
"If Rodgers is healthy, Green Bay is in contention. Why wouldn't you, if you're the Packers, focus your draft on improving your run defense?
"Last year they allowed 4.7 yards per carry in the regular season, allowed 285 yards and four rushing touchdowns in the Championship game.
"Are Green Bay thinking to the future too early? Looking at the numbers, while not everyone is Tom Brady, quarterbacks can play up until they're 40 and still be among the very best.
"Taking a first-round pick and thinking that he's going to sit for more than two years behind Rodgers... it does seem very strange for a team that very well could be in a position to win now."