PFF shares big-time statistic for Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock
Pro Football Focus has shared an intriguing statistic that showcases exactly why the Denver Broncos chose to select Drew Lock in the 2019 NFL draft.
Lock was undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks in this year’s draft class, and one of the reasons teams were so interested in him was due to his arm strength and other intangibles.
Of course, that arm strength allowed Lock to make throws that some players simply can’t make, and it helped him develop into one of the nation’s best during his college years with Missouri.
So, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Lock was third in the draft class when it came to big-time throws during his final season with the Tigers, according to Pro Football Focus.
Broncos QB Drew Lock finished 3rd in the draft class with 30 big-time throws a season ago at Mizzou pic.twitter.com/k4nd4zEASf
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 25, 2019
NFL teams want quarterbacks that can make the hard throws seem easy, and that’s what the Broncos are hoping to see from Lock when he gets his chance under center.
While Denver brought in Joe Flacco as well this offseason, it’s clear that Lock is the quarterback of the future for the franchise.
If he’s able to develop quickly early on in his rookie season, he may even be able to put some pressure on Flacco when it comes to the starting job.
Either way, Lock has the potential to be an excellent quarterback for the Broncos.