Drew Lock considered entering the NFL draft in 2018. He decided to return to Missouri to be better prepared for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine and his entrance into the league. He needed to learn to command an offense. To go back to Missouri he needed to be assured that he would learn what he needed to be successful in the NFL.
R.J. White of CBSSports.com was impressed with Lock’s performance:
Missouri’s Drew Lock might have had the best day at his position, looking effortless on his passes which were largely on the money. His deep passes might not have been as impressive as those of Haskins, but he went toe-to-toe everywhere else. Good showing for someone who has dealt with questions about accuracy, and don’t overlook his 4.69-second 40-yard dash.R. J. White
As R.J. White mentioned, there are those who are concerned about his accuracy. Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus was on The Program with Soren Petro and talked about why he thinks Lock will be a backup quarterback in the NFL.
For us it’s all about accuracy. It’s about being able to hit open receivers… I will say that accuracy can be improved.Eric Eager
Zac Robinson, also of Pro Football Focus, see’s things differently. Zac says that Lock probably has the most talented arm of all the quarterbacks in this draft.
The Washington Redskins are reportedly interested in Lock. The Redskins are of course dealing with Alex Smith’s leg injury which will keep him out of the 2019 season but is a heavy load on their salary cap. Finding a young, and therefore inexpensive, quarterback would help a lot. The Redskins believe Lock has the physical tools to fit in well into Jay Gruden’s offense.
There is also talk that John Elway is enamored by Lock and might select him with the #10 pick. The Broncos just traded for Joe Flacco but it would be hard to pass up on a young quarterback to take over either during the season or in 2020.
Daniel Jeremiah released his latest mock draft on NFL.com. Jeremiah has Lock going to the Redskins with the #15 pick.
The bottom line is that nobody knows where Lock will be drafted but it would be a surprise if he is not off the table by the #15 pick in the first round. He will likely be the second or third quarterback selected. I don’t expect Drew Lock to end up like Blaine Gabbert. Lock has more talent than Gabbert. Time will tell but it should be fun to watch the Kansas City kid play in the NFL.