2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Missouri QB Drew Lock

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 228

COLLEGE: Missouri

CLASS: Senior

2018 STATS: 275/437, 62.9%, 3,498 yards, 8.0 YPA, 28 TD, 8 INT, 147.7 RATE (13 games)

CAREER STATS: 883/1553, 56.9%, 12,193 yards, 7.9 YPA, 99 TD, 39 INT, 138.8 RATE (50 games)

GAMES WATCHED (10): Wyoming, PurdueGeorgia, South Carolina, Alabama, MemphisKentucky, Florida, TennesseeOklahoma State (2018)

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3 CONE 20S 60S
4.69 31″ 112″ 7.03 4.12

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4.5/5)

  • Prototypical quarterback dimensions at 6-4, 228 lbs.
  • Hands are on the smaller side at 9″ — ball security could be a concern

ACCURACY/BALL PLACEMENT (17.5/25)

  • Short accuracy/placement is slightly below average
  • Decent intermediate accuracy
  • Good touch/accuracy on the deep ball
  • Very erratic with ball placement — oftentimes forces receivers into steep adjustments, limits YAC opportunities due to poor ball location
  • Throws a good back-shoulder ball
  • Hit-or-miss with accuracy on the move
  • Struggles with accuracy under duress

ARM STRENGTH (13.5/15)

  • Good arm strength/velocity — can access tight windows at all levels of the field
  • Capable of making every required NFL throw
  • Sometimes loses velocity on the move due to poor mechanics

MENTAL PROCESSING (14/20)

  • Progression work is encouraging — has shown the ability to work from one side of the field to the other, but progression rate is concerning
  • Can be a slow processor — doesn’t always notice uncovered receivers as quickly as he should
  • Shows signs of anticipatory feel — especially on out-breaking routes
  • Fairly careful with the ball when he’s not under pressure
  • Tends to force the ball into tight coverage when he senses pressure

POCKET PRESENCE (10.5/15)

  • Decent pocket awareness/feel for pressure
  • Steps up in the pocket occasionally, but needs to climb the pocket more consistently to avoid edge pressure — prefers to drift/move laterally or bail out of the pocket completely
  • Pressure often causes him to compromise his throwing base

MECHANICS (2/5)

  • Quick release
  • Arm slots/throwing motion are inconsistent from throw to throw
  • Sidearm delivery leads to a fair number of batted passes
  • Falls away from too many throws, especially when he senses pressure
  • Has a bad habit of locking out his front leg when he’s setting up to throw
  • Doesn’t always bring his back foot forward on the follow through

MOBILITY (3.5/5)

  • Fairly mobile — will pick up some first downs on scramble plays and can be utilized on zone-read runs on occasion
  • Pretty good at extending plays outside of the pocket with his legs

INTANGIBLES (8.5/10)

  • Very experienced (50 games under his belt)
  • Showed good year-to-year improvement, especially from sophomore to junior year
  • Didn’t seem to get rattled by mistakes

OVERALL GRADE: 74.00/100.00 – 3RD ROUND — Complimentary starter or raw player with star potential

NFL COMPARISON: Jay Cutler

SCHEME FIT: Vertical offense

DRAFT PROJECTION: Top-15 pick

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