3. The Quarterbacks Didn’t Really Show Up
Missouri’s Drew Lock was fine. He’s got the arm, and showed it a little bit, but he didn’t do anything to rise up and demand to be a sure-thing first rounder.
NC State’s Ryan Finley was good enough, and Duke’s Daniel Jones didn’t hurt himself, but overall, the group of quarterbacks was the opposite of the “don’t think, just throw” cliché.
None of them stood out from the pack as anything memorable enough to make a team think Super Bowl right away, but there were a few mid-to-late round fliers who helped their respective causes.
Penn State’s Trace McSorley led the way with a 4.57 40 and was accurate enough to look the part of a solid backup. But he also looked small, especially compared to Tyree Jackson of Buffalo.
The 6-7, 249-pound Jackson couldn’t quite find the range on his throws, but that’s also because he trusted his arm enough to fire in shots that most had to put air under. He also ran a fantastic 4.59 in the 40 – second to McSorley – and led the way in the vertical.