By: Steve Johnson
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
*combine measurements and drills added in Feb.
2015: 12 games. 129/263 for 1,332 yards. 4 TD, 8 int.
2016: 12 games. 237/434 for 3,399 yards. 23 TD, 10 int
2017: 13 games. 242/419 for 3,964 yards. 44 TD, 13 int
Accolades: 2017 First-team All-SEC,
History: Four-star recruit out of Lee’s Summit, MO.
Strengths: Ideal size. Quick release. Good arm strength, can make every throw. Not afraid to stretch the field and challenge defenses vertically. Will zip the ball into tight windows. Has decent mobility to roll out of the pocket on play action. Delivers a nice ball on the run. Film was much improved in 2017, from 2016 tape.
Weaknesses: Needs to do a better job with his eyes, will stare down receivers too often. Isn’t familiar with a pro style offense, Missouri runs an RPO offense. Typically makes one or two reads, rarely utilizing the whole field. Will sail the ball at times, gets away with them in college but will be a huge issue in the NFL. Needs to work on his footwork, has a little hiccup in his drop back. Always run out of shotgun, never asked to play from under center. Doesn’t offer much as a runner.
Overview: Lock has all the desirable tools, but Lock is still a work in progress. He was much improved in 2017, but his mechanics still need work. Lock can make all the NFL throws and has a little gunslinger in him, but he will need to be coached up at the next level.
Draft Projection: Day 2 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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