Scout Report – Jacob Eason

  • Position: Quarterback – Pocket Passer
  • College: Washington Huskies
  • Gridiron Guy Position Rank: 4 of 11
  • NFL Draft Tracker Position Rank:

Age: 22 | Height: 6’6 | 227 lbs
NFL Size Comparison: Philip Rivers

QB at a Glance: Deadly pocket passer with a strong arm to get the ball down field, but wilts easily under pressure

RESUME:

  • Threw for a 3,000+ yard season with a TD:INT ratio of 2.88:1
    • 3,132 passing yards, 23 TD – 8 INT
  • 3rd most pass attempts in the Pac-12 (405)
  • 4th most pass completions in the Pac-12 (260)
  • 4th most pass yards in the Pac-12 (3,132)
  • 5th most passing TDs in the Pac-12 (23)
  • Best Game: v. Eastern Washington (W 47-14)
    • 27/36 | 75% comp | 349 pass yds | 4 TD – 0 INT
  • Worst Game: @ Oregon State (W 19-7)
    • 16/32 | 50% comp | 175 pass yds | 0 TD – 2 INT | 2 att | 4 rush yds
  • Hall Trophy (2015)
  • Gatorade Football Player of the Year (2015)
  • USA Today All American (2015)
  • Rivals High School Football Junior of the Year (2014)
  • SEC Champion (2017)
  • Rose Bowl Runner Up (2018)

Strengths:

  • Effective use of ball placement can keep passes away from prying defenders
  • High, crisp release on throws
  • Relatively quick when going through progressions, does not dwell on a single read for long
  • Can put enough heat on a throw to allow throws to go the distance without having to arch
  • Mobility is enough to escape the pocket if needed
  • Great accuracy on short and medium range passes with heavy use of ball placement
  • Excellent vision on the field and knowing where his receivers are on any given play
  • Mature decision making, does not force throws he does not need to, willing to live to fight another play
  • Patiently waits for plays to develop rather than trying to force plays to happen
  • Average to above average pocket presence
  • Seems to recognize coverage schemes and exploit holes in coverage with relative consistency
  • Good range in the pocket at around 65 yards
  • Stellar range under pressure at around 60 yards
  • Deadly with ball trajectories, able to add arch or keep low to remove defenders from making a play
  • Acceptable deep ball accuracy, though nothing too above his peers
    Tall stature at 6’6 with ideal weight at 227
  • Pocket passer mentality
  • Deceptively powerful runner on QB sneaks, was an effective play on 4th-&-1
  • Acceptable effective range on the run at about 30 yards
  • Disciplined with the ball when running and throwing

Weaknesses:

  • Can be shaken with pressure to move clumsily in the pocket, caught numerous times foolishly turning back to play when startled by incoming rushers
  • Less than desirable experience, only starting two of his three years after getting beaten out in 2017 by now Georgia starter Jake Fromm
  • Not an effective ball carrier when he leaves the pocket
  • Questionable touch on passes have balls pretty wobbly when in the air rather than a nice clean spiral
  • Consistency and effectiveness is severely lacking despite rather consistent usage rate
  • Poor faker on PA/RPO
  • Lacks stone stature resiliency when facing pressure, can be shaken easier than others
  • Lacks fluid movement when maneuvering the pocket, either drifting out of the pocket, or straight up leaving
  • Has issues locating safeties, especially when faced with a blitz
  • Cannot seem to locate blitzes with consistency, finding himself in uncomfortable situations
  • Does not step into the pocket when edges round the outside, either making a throw, or breaking the pocket
  • Is not proactive in his pre-snap reads

Bold Predictions:

  • Draft Placement: Late 1st – 2nd round
  • Plays Like: Matthew Stafford
  • Ceiling: NFL Starter
  • Floor: 4 & Out

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