Formerly the starter for the Georgia Bulldogs, then later transferring to Washington, Jacob Eason is seen as a “wild card” in this year’s quarterback class. He is often touted at the 4th-best QB prospect behind LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, and Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
Eason is believed to have a lot of potential. But it did not really seem to translate to his play at some points, struggling in big pressure moments, made more obvious during conference play. In Pac-12 games, he would only complete 59.5 percent of his passes, 224.6 yards per game, 12 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Overall, he would complete 64.2 percent of his passes, 23 touchdowns, and 8 picks.
“The Athletic” NFL Draft analyst Bane Brugler described him as a “bigger, slower” version of Matthew Stafford. Eason has the arm talent but gets less effective when he has to move.
The biggest thing is his measurables, which a lot of scouts love, but there are lots of question marks in Eason’s game. He can flutter around the first round or early in the second. With the 23rd overall pick, New England can definitely pick him if they like him enough. But the New England Patriots should definitely do their due diligence before taking that chance.