There’s no question that the Ryan Tannehill era is all but over in South Beach. This leads to speculation that the Dolphins could potentially take a quarterback in Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Ohio State star quarterback, Dwayne Haskins is at the top of everyone’s list. Realistically, he will be gone when the Dolphins are on the clock. So if not Haskins at QB, then who should/could Miami take at QB? Ladies and gentleman…Drew Lock.
Sure, Lock didn’t play for a top 10 team all season long or miss the College Football Playoff by a game, he still lead Missouri to a top 25 finish and a spot in the respectable, Liberty Bowl. Lock finished that game 60 percent passing, 373 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Albeit, the Tigers lost 38-33 to Oklahoma State, it was no fault of Lock’s. Lock finished 2018, with a 63 percent completion percentage, nearly 3,500 yards, 28 touchdowns and only eight interceptions all year. That’s a top 20 finish in yards and touchdowns for a second straight year. Enough of season recap, lets dive into why Drew Lock is a special talent.
Drew Lock arguably has the best arm strength of sometime from an NFL prospect. So much so, that NFL.com has compared him to potential NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes. Having seen Lock play in person, this is an accurate comparison. Fans were left in awe when Lock uncorked a 70 yard bomb to freshman receiver, Kam Scott, in Missouri’s 51-14 season opener win over Tennessee Martin. Lock also has the athleticism of Mahomes to extend plays and avoid taking sacks. Lock has a quick release and gets the football out quickly.
Areas to Improve:
Awareness, awareness and awareness. Yes, Lock can make the surreal bombs of passes and yes Lock can rack up the yards, but Lock does still make some questionable throws. There are times watching him play when he misses a wide open receiver in hopes of squeezing a ball into tight coverage (doesn’t always work). Lock’s completion percentage is also room for concern. 2018 was his best year completion percentage wise, with a 63 percent, however I will give Drew a little leeway there as his teammates at Missouri didn’t always help him out. Perhaps the biggest area to improve is the talent around Drew Lock. Imagine a Drew Lock to Kenny Stills connection.
Overall, Lock has tremendous upside and the Dolphins should consider taking a shot at the quarterback from Columbia, Missouri.
Drew Lock’s Accomplishments:
First Team All-SEC (2017)
Second team All-SEC (2018)
SEC single-season TD record (2017,44 TDs)
Second All-time SEC career passing yards (12,193)
Third All-time SEC career pass TDs (99)
What do you think fans?? Draft Lock in round one or hold off a year for Tua and Fromm in 2020?