Easton Stick

North Dakota State
QB

Prospect Info

College
North Dakota State
Hometown
Class
Omaha, NE
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
224 lbs
32 1/8”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

4.95
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers
Round 5 ‧ Pick 28
40 Yard Dash
4.62u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
118.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.65
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.05
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Taking over the starting job from future No. 2 overall draft pick and NFL starter Carson Wentz in 2015, Stick went undefeated in eight starts and led the team to a FCS title (90-of-147, 61.2 completion percentage, 1,144 yards, 13 touchdowns, four interceptions; 85 carries, 498 yards, 5.9 ypc, five touchdowns rushing). The team did not win a championship in 2016, but Stick received honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors (169-of-288, 58.7 completion percentage, 2,331 yards, 19 touchdowns, eight interceptions; 133 carries, 685 yards, 6.1 ypc, seven touchdowns rushing). The Bison became champs again in 2017, with Stick earning the title game's Most Valuable Player award. He also repeated honorable mention all-conference accolades as a junior (164-of-264, 62.1 completion percentage, 2,466 yards, 28 touchdowns, eight interceptions). Stick led NDSU to yet another FCS title in 2018, starting all 15 contests, completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,752 yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The Walter Payton Award (top player in FCS) and first-team Associated Press All-American was a major weapon on the ground, ranking third in the FCS with 17 rushing touchdowns (117 carries, 677 yards, 5.8 ypc).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
Overview
Revered team leader whose tenure was marked by consistency and success. Stick was a dual-threat quarterback within his team's offensive scheme, but he lacks the wiggle to wear that label as comfortably in the NFL. He's mobile both inside and outside the pocket and has the ability to work with timing from the pocket. His lack of arm talent and his struggles during practices at the Shrine Game will likely work against him.
Strengths
  • Rare three-year team captain and undisputed team leader
  • Quick drop and set-up and works feet to target
  • Experienced in pro-style and RPO passing attacks
  • Cuts it loose early and trusts timing of the route
  • Rhythm passer who is comfortable in bootlegs
  • Makes pitch-and-catch throws with decent placement
  • Good pocket presence to climb pocket and mobility to escape
  • Throws deep ball with soft touch
  • Determined runner with 41 career rushing touchdowns
Weaknesses
  • On the short side for an NFL quarterback
  • Benefited from RPO and play-action looks
  • Scheme created easy one-on-one deep throws
  • Arm talent is below average
  • Will struggle to fit throws into tight windows
  • Looked overwhelmed at times during Shrine Game practices
  • Accuracy gets spotty when the pressure comes
  • Unlikely to make defenders miss as an NFL runner outside the pocket

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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