Eason threw for 3,132 yards as a 64 percent passer with the Huskies last season, with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has a big arm but is known to struggle under pressure.
"You could put his top 15 throws together and put them up against anyone," said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah on the NFL Network/ESPN broadcast. "He can reach any blade of grass on the field with his arm strength."
Eason was the first quarterback selected on the draft's final day, and the sixth overall.