Drew Lock is considered one of college football’s premier NFL prospects heading into the 2018 season. As a junior, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound gunslinger threw for 3,964 yards and 44 touchdowns while only tossing 13 interceptions.
That has several draft pundits high on the Lee’s Summit, Mo., native. One draft analyst, Mike Detillier with WWL 870 AM Radio in New Orleans, had high praise for Lock during the Manning Passing Academy on Friday:
The nation’s elite college quarterbacks are showing off their skills right now at the Manning Passing Academy, sponsored by @thibodauxreg. Which one is most impressive? Draft analyst @MikeDetillier says Drew Lock from Missouri. Here’s why: pic.twitter.com/zLC9K0GdHT
— Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) June 23, 2018
“I’ve never seen a quarterback more accurate throwing the football than Drew Lock from Missouri,” Detillier told FOX Sports NFL sideline reporter Jennifer Hale. “He’s the best. The best quarterback here on this campus. I told you this last year: Baker Mayfield, he was the guy. This year? No question.. Drew Lock.”
Detillier pointing to Lock’s accuracy is an interesting take. As many things as the Missouri quarterback did well last season, he only completed 57.8 percent of his passes. That put him No. 9 among SEC quarterbacks in completion percentage.
Some of that deficiency was the result of Missouri’s offense pushing the ball downfield more than any team in the SEC, which can result in a lower completion rate.
There’s no doubt Lock has the chance to hear his name called early in the 2019 NFL Draft. In fact, he could end up being the highest drafted Missouri quarterback since the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to No. 10 overall to select Blaine Gabbert in the 2011 NFL Draft.