Jacob Eason

Washington
QB04

Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Lake Stevens, WA
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
231 lbs
32 7/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.25
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.89
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
110.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.5
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.75
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Eason was the top pro-style high school quarterback recruit coming out of Lake Stevens High School in the Seattle area. He was the 2015-16 National Gatorade Player of the Year and threw for over 10,000 career passing yards, and he eventually chose Georgia as his new home. As a true freshman, he grabbed the starting job in 12 of 13 games played, completing 204-of-370 throws (55.1 percent) for 2,430 yards and 16 scores with eight interceptions. Eason was the starter to begin the 2017 season, as well, but left the Bulldogs' opener with a left knee injury. Freshman Jake Fromm took over the starting duties for the rest of the year. Eason played in five games in total in 2018 (4 of 7, 57.1 percent completion rate, 28 yards passing), then decided to transfer back to his home state. He started all 13 games for the Huskies in 2019, completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 3,132 yards and 23 TDs against eight INTs.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Carson Palmer/Brock Osweiler
Overview
His elite size and arm talent are reminiscent of Carson Palmer, but issues with pocket poise and getting through progressions cleanly are more reminiscent of Brock Osweiler. Eason is fun to watch when he's ripping throws around the field and taking deep play-action shots, but a lack of mobility inside and outside the pocket is troubling, considering his ineffectiveness when pressured. He's relatively inexperienced and should continue to develop from the pocket, but poise is hard to fix, and handling exotic blitz packages is not a given. He's a pro-style, play-action-based quarterback with average starter potential and an average backup floor.
Strengths
  • Strapping pocket-passer prototype
  • Has frame and arm strength to excite evaluators
  • Accuracy is his working default on most throws
  • Can step and rip it between two levels of defenders
  • Velocity helps mitigate average anticipation
  • Arm strength to challenge secondary anywhere on field
  • Deep-ball accuracy on play-action shots
  • Alters trajectory to outpace trailing coverage deep
  • Big hands secure the football through contact
  • Willing to hold and throw through edge pressure
  • Disguises screen intentions
Weaknesses
  • Deep dropbacks hurt his pass protection
  • Setup for quick outs and slants takes too long
  • Inconsistent timing on intermediate throws
  • Needs to trust the route runner and avert gaze early on
  • Was highly ineffective under duress
  • Fails to expedite his process when pressure mounts
  • Shows tendency to drop eyes and panic against the interior blitz
  • Below-average escapability and running talent
  • Takes sacks rather than getting rid of the ball
  • Needs to improve footwork and discipline for full-field reads
  • Circles up and out of the pocket if half-field reads aren't open
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league