Jeff Driskel

Louisiana Tech
QB #6
6’4″ 231

Pros:

  • 23-9 as a starter
  • Size (6’4” 231) will have teams salivating
  • 4.56 40, 10’2” broad jump, 32” support his physical tools and athleticism
  • Threw zero interceptions in the Red Zone
  • Throw first mentality but isn’t afraid to extend the play with his feet
  • Rarely turned the ball over
  • Delivers the ball in the face of pressure
  • Follows through over the top
  • Can drop it in the bucket with solid touch
  • Keeps feet active in the pocket

Cons:

  • Only completed 56% of his third down attempts
  • A high percentage of his drops were one step
  • Has a bit of a loop in his wind up
  • Ball occasionally loses velocity on intermediate throws
  • Tends to cut drops short when he sees pressure
  • Plays with a bit of a gunslinger mentality; trusts his arm too much over the middle
  • Has a bad habit of over striding and standing flat footed in his one-step drops

Driskel was arguably the most accomplished prep quarterback in this year’s draft class as the recipient of the Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year and Gatorade Florida Player of the Year Awards; he was also Scout.com and Rivals.com’s number one rated quarterback and an Under Armour All-American. He originally signed with Florida in 2011 where he played in five games as a true freshman, but started 11 games. He threw for 1,646 yards and 12 touchdowns against five interceptions; he was also the team’s second leading rusher with 408 yards and three touchdowns while guiding the Gators to the Sugar Bowl. In 2013, Driskel’s season was cut short due to broken leg after only three starts. He was benched for Treon Harris after playing in only nine games in 2014, choosing to transfer to Louisiana Tech. His first and only year as a starter, he tossed 4,033 yards and 27 touchdowns as the C-USA’s Newcomer of the Year and honorable mention All-C-USA honoree.

Pro comp: Blaine Gabbert

Draft projection: 3rd round

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