Detroit Lions Day Two option
Our first 2020 combine candidate is outside of the early-round options like Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Jordan Love who are likely to be gone by the Detroit Lions second pick. The Lions third pick comes at number 67 overall and a difficult part of the draft to predict this early. However, there’s one quarterback that has a very good combination of measurables that would worth the pick, Jacob Eason.
Jacob Eason, QB, Washington, 6-6, 231, 4.90
Eason has continued to improve his stock although his Thursday night was not spectacular. The former Huskies signal-caller couldn’t wrestle away his starting gig from fellow 2020 draft prospect Jake Fromm, from Georgia, when they were teammates there. Eason is a bigger, strong-armed player than most of this class and although his sprint time (4.90 seconds in the forty-yard dash) and other timed events weren’t spectacular, he seems to have good upside due to his stature and arm talent.
Eason jumped 27.5 inches in the vertical jump at the combine and broad jumped 9-2, both of which were less than average but Eason is also one of the couple biggest prospects at the combine.
In the combine workouts where he threw, he produced very good velocity but wasn’t as accurate as his 64.2 percent completion rate might make you think he should have been. He threw better deep throws down the field than his short throws, which often sailed. His throws overall did not always demonstrate enough touch to be considered an immediate starter.
As a prospect for the Detroit Lions to consider, though, Eason would bring his 6-foot-6 frame into a situation where he could sit for at least a year but be groomed to be the eventual starter.