Broncos’ Drew Lock says sliding in draft added ‘a full Pringles bottle’ of chips on his shoulder
There were some who felt that Missouri’s Drew Lock actually had a chance to be the second quarterback off the board after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray during the NFL Draft on Thursday night.
Well, Lock was not only not the second signal-caller taken, but he fell out of the first round completely and was ultimately chosen by the Denver Broncos with the 42nd overall pick on Friday evening.
Murray, Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins were all picked before him, and now, Lock has a major chip (or chips) on his shoulder going into the NFL:
“It added a whole lot of chips to the shoulder,” said Lock, via Andrew Kauffman of ABC 17. “I think I said it earlier: it’s more like a full Pringle bottle. There’s a lot of chips in it and it’s ready to get to work.”
Lock is coming off of a senior campaign in which he threw for 3,498 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 62.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 147.7.
His best collegiate season came during his junior year, when he totaled 3,964 yards, 44 touchdowns and 13 picks, registering a completion percentage of 57.8 percent and a passer rating of 165.7.
With the Broncos seeming pretty committed to Joe Flacco heading into next season, Lock probably won’t have much of a shot of opening up the season as Denver’s starter, but there does seem to be a pretty good chance that Lock will end up playing for the Broncos at some point in 2019.
If nothing else, Lock certainly seems like Denver’s signal-caller of the future.