Colts select Jacob Eason with No. 122 pick in 2020 NFL Draft
The Indianapolis Colts selected quarterback Jacob Eason with the No. 122 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. There have been a lot of mixed reviews on Eason’s game, but at worst he should be a solid backup. Eason was a five-star recruit in the class of 2016 according to 247 Sports. He was the fifth overall ranked player in the class and the second-ranked pro-style quarterback behind only Shea Patterson.
As a freshman with the Georgia Bulldogs, he started as a backup quarterback but it didn’t take him long in the first game to replace senior Greyson Lambert. Eason ended up starting 12 games, throwing for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
To start the sophomore season, Jacob Eason was the starting quarterback but suffered a knee injury in game one. He lost his starting job to Jake Fromm, and he never got a chance again with the Bulldogs.
Eason left Georgia to return to play in his home state to play for the Washington Huskies. During the 2019 season, he started all 13 games for the Huskies throwing for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Eason looks like a prototypical NFL quarterback, and his arm strength will play in the NFL. When he throws the ball deep he does a great job of anticipating where his wide receiver will be and hitting his spot. He also does a great job of fitting the football into tight windows and isn’t afraid to take chances, but is smart when he does so.
There a couple of things that he needs to work on at the NFL if he wants to be great. He sometimes has poor footwork and will be off-balanced when he makes the throw. He needs to make sure he makes it a priority to get set before throwing. Jacob Eason also sometimes gets locked onto one target which causes him to read the entire field and find a better option.