3. Drew Lock, Missouri 6-4, 225 (1)
Career Statistics: 883-1553 (57%), 12,193 yards, 99 TDs, 39 INTs. 437 rushing yards, 9 TDs
Why Drew Lock Is Here On The List: It’s all there. The size, the NFL arm, the experience, and the raw talent to keep on improving, he’s going to blow the doors off the Combine when it comes to a potential pro quarterback resumé – at least in terms of the tools.
Here’s the issue – he didn’t really win anything big. He wasn’t nearly accurate enough, he disappeared in too many key moments, and he put up a whole lot of big numbers against a whole lot of mediocre teams.
However, he went from being a scheme-passer who put up inflated-big numbers, to becoming more of a progression-reader who improved his craft when Derek Dooley took over the offensive coordinator gig last season.
What The NFL Types Want To See: Does he hit every throw? This is about as easy a workout as it gets, and there’s no excuse to not be razor-sharp when throwing against air. Considering accuracy is the big concern, there can’t be a slew of sprayed balls. Also, can he rise up to the moment? All eyes will be on him, and he has to rise to the occasion and look the part of the potential top quarterback taken.
Bottom Line: In a lot of years, he’d be talked about as a possible No. 1 overall draft pick. There might be a whole slew of issues and concerns about whether or not he can rise up and be an elite NFL passer, or just good enough to break someone’s heart. But get ready for his stock to rise after workouts.