3. Drew Lock, Missouri
6-4, 228: The arm, the arm, the arm.
Try to blow off the Jay Cutler comps in terms of his physical appearance, and try to focus on the Cutler-like arm and athleticism.
Players with his size, arm strength, and passing resume are rare. Best of all, he proved he could adapt and adjust, going from the high-end, warp-speed passing game under former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, to the controlled progression-reading under Derek Dooley last year.
He can push the ball deep, he can carry the offense by himself, and he has all the prerequisite tools. There’s one giant problem, though … he’s just not accurate enough.
To be fair, he improved under Dooley, going from a 58% passer as a junior to hitting 63% of his throws last year, but Florida game aside, he struggled way too much against the big boys, couldn’t close out Kentucky last season, and was a bit too inconsistent.
But the arm …
Projected Round: First Round
Real Value: Second Round