Last year’s NFL draft was a good one for quarterbacks, with four going in the top 10 picks and another being taken with the final selection of the first round.
Though the crop of draft-eligible signal-callers entering this year’s draft is much murkier, Missouri’s Drew Lock is widely considered to be among the best available.
Joel Klatt added to Lock’s NFL hype when he slotted the Tigers’ prolific passer as his second-best quarterback available in the upcoming draft. The Fox Sports analyst broke down his top five at the position, which you can see in the tweet below.
1. @OhioStateFB's Dwayne Haskins
2. @MizzouFootball's Drew Lock
3. @OU_Football's Kyler Murray
4. @DukeFOOTBALL's Daniel Jones
5. @WVUfootball's Will Grier@joelklatt breaks down his top NFL QB prospects as bowl season shakes out: pic.twitter.com/iWGc5ENq0J
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) January 3, 2019
Two of Klatt’s top three have yet to declare for the draft — Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins may return to school for his redshirt junior year, while Kyler Murray of Oklahoma is still deciding whether he’ll play professional baseball. Combined with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert’s somewhat surprising decision to play his senior season, that gives Lock a solid chance to be the top signal-caller to come off the board in April’s draft.
“I think Drew Lock has got a lot of special characteristics,” Klatt said. “I think he’s a talented player.”
Lock completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 3,498 yards, 28 touchdowns and just eight interceptions this season. Only time will tell if that performance will help make him a top draft pick, but Klatt seems confident the Missouri quarterback will be.