2019 #42 Denver Broncos - Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
NFL Draft Scout
OUTLOOK: We’ve seen players such as Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles get pushed up into the first round based on necessity and Lock could be the beneficiary of a weak quarterback crop this year. With Lock, a team will be receiving a mixed bag. Evaluators will love his size, athleticism and arm talent, along with the ability to play outside a moving pocket. However, coaches will also have to learn to live with his varying arm angles and back foot throws. He can make all the throws required and has flashed the potential to be a franchise quarterback. A consummate team player, whose leadership and team comradery is contagious. He seemed to make a seamless transition under under new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley during his senior season, whose tutelage seems to have paid great dividends. One noticeable area is Lock’s game is his improved patience in the pocket and progressions through his reads. While he has made immense improvement in his overall development, Lock isn’t a quarterback who can carry a team. He’ll need a complimentary run game and strong offensive line in order to maximize his potential.