Drew Lock

Missouri
QB
QB08

Prospect Info

College
Missouri
Hometown
Class
Lee's Summit, MO
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
228 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.98
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.69
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.03
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.12
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Lock could have gone anywhere to lead a college offense as an Elite 11 camp participant and the Kansas City Metro Player of the Year as a senior. Lock decided to move back to his birthplace of Columbia to play college ball, partially because there seemed a good chance he would play right away. That scenario played out, as Lock started the final eight games (played in 12 total) as a freshman, throwing for 1,332 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions (129-263, 49.1 completion pct.). His play improved in his sophomore season, completing 54.6 percent of his passes (237-434) for a SEC-high 3,399 yards, which also ranked tenth in the FBS that year. He threw for 23 touchdowns that year, having just 10 passes intercepted. His strong arm helped him lead the FBS with 44 passing touchdowns in 2017, as well as lead his team to six straight wins at the end of the year to reach a bowl game. He also completed 57.8 percent of his throws (242-519) for 3,964 yards and 13 interceptions. Lock garnered second-team All-SEC honors in 2018 despite throwing for fewer yards (3,498) and touchdowns (28) in his senior season. His completion percentage improved to 62.9 (274-437) while being credited with fewer interceptions (eight) than compared to his junior campaign.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1
NFL Comparison
Matthew Stafford
Overview
Full-field reader offering prototypical size and arm talent, but one that has a concerning lack of accuracy and consistency against top opponents. Inside of each game, Lock makes reads and throws that are worthy of an early pick. There will also be plays in the same game that highlight his random inaccuracy and issues defeating pocket pressure. He has as much pure talent as any quarterback from the 2018 draft, but he won't reach that lofty potential unless he improves his accuracy and learns to play with better in-game presence.
Strengths
  • Prototypical combination of size and arm talent
  • Full-field reader with ability to scan and process with good quickness
  • Pocket movements are sudden and twitchy
  • Exceptionally quick ball-handler with sudden release
  • Throws with anticipation
  • Fearless and confident to make challenging throws down the field
  • Fires ropes through constricted seams and in cover-2 buckets
  • Uses eyes to move safeties
  • Rarely lingers on primary targets, preventing defenders from getting early jumps
  • Decent deep ball touch and accuracy and gives his receivers a chance
  • Low sack total due to mobility and feel for edge pressure
  • Maintains field vision when he's on the move
  • Completion total hurt by excessive drops from top targets over last two years
Weaknesses
  • Frustrating inconsistencies with accuracy and touch
  • Fires fastballs on easy, short throws when changeup is needed
  • Arm thrower with truncated follow-through
  • Leaves ball behind his targets on crossers and slants
  • Drops arm slot, leading to batted passes
  • Requires more disciplined footwork from the pocket
  • Production falls off a cliff when forced to move his feet
  • Inconsistent squaring to throw when on the move
  • Poise and decision-making appear tied to level of pressure he sees
  • Drifts back and away from the rush and forces himself into low-percentage throws
  • Lamb-killer with just 14 TDs and 7 INTS against SEC opponents in 2018
  • Confused and unsteady against Alabama and Georgia with multiple turnovers

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league