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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Drew Lock

Drew Lock

Born: November 10th, 1996 (22 years old)
Height: 6’4
Weight: 225 Lbs
Position: Quarterback
University: Missouri

About Drew

       Drew Lock was a highly coveted quarterback coming out of high school but was born a Mizzou Tiger. His father was an offensive lineman for Mizzou, and even his grandfather was a Missouri Tiger. Rivals ranked him as the 6th best Pro-Style quarterback in 2015, gaining offers from Kentucky, Missouri, and even offers from Oklahoma and Wichita State for basketball. As a true freshman, it took Lock just 4 games to become the starting quarterback and only threw 4 touchdowns to 8 interceptions that year. Lock showed his ability to soak in an offense and be a student of the game as he completely transformed as a quarterback. In 2016, he lead the SEC in passing yards with 3,399 and was 2nd in yards per game (283.3) and yards per completion (14.34). He would finish the season with 23 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, and rose his passer rating nearly 40 points to a 133.5. Once again Drew Lock would make the most out of his offseason, and turn in one of the best passing seasons the SEC has ever seen. As a junior Lock would throw for 3,964 passing yards and 44 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Those 44 touchdown passes would set the SEC record for touchdown passes in a season, and earn him First Team All-SEC honors for 2017. It is hard to outperform that season, but Lock would give it his best attempt in 2018 by throwing for 3,498 passing yards, 28 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, and a career-best 63% completion percentage. Lock was able to lead his 2018 Tigers to an 8-5 record, which is the best record they have had since 2014. 

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Greedy Williams

Greedy Williams

Born: Dec 3rd, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’3
Weight: 184 Lbs
Position: Cornerback
University: Louisiana State

About Greedy

     Meet the best cornerback in this year’s draft, Andraez “Greedy” Williams, the latest product from the LSU defensive back bloodline. He leaves LSU as a 2x First Team All-SEC (2017, 2018) member, and was voted a Consensus All-American in 2018. In February of 2017, Greedy became a father to his daughter Khloe. He has been quoted many times talking about the importance of the NFL for his daughter and the rest of his family. Greedy is set to become the highest drafted cornerback out of LSU since Morris Claiborne in the 2012 draft.

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Born: February 11th, 1998 (21 years old)
Height: 5’10
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Running back
University: Alabama

About Josh

       Jacobs was a three-star running back from Tulsa, Oklahoma but didn’t receive any national spotlight until close to a month before signing day. With offers from Missouri, Alabama, and Oklahoma, Jacobs suddenly had his pick of elite programs, but ultimately chose the Crimson Tide. Jacobs recalled his recruitment as a weird process and felt disrespected that the Sooners waited till 2 weeks before signing day to try their recruitment push. “Honestly, if Alabama didn’t offer me I still wasn’t going to Oklahoma,” Jacobs said in an interview with Spenser Davis for Sports Day.  The Sooners would go on to regret this decision as Jacobs shined in his role in Bama’s running back committee. As a freshman, Jacobs rushed the ball 85 times for 567 yards, and 4 touchdowns as one of the three running backs the Tide rotated out that season. 2017 was a year full of injuries for Jacobs, missing the first two games due to a hamstring injury and later revealing at the end of the season that he played on a broken ankle since Week 5. In the offseason, Josh had surgery to repair his ankle and came back to have his best collegiate season. Jacobs would resume his dominant play with 640 yards rushing, 11 rushing touchdowns, 247 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, all on a career-high 140 touches. Though coming into to the season as the 3rd string running back, Jacobs was the Crimson Tides leading rusher in this year’s College Football Playoff and SEC Championship game.  Whatever team drafts Jacobs will get a 3 down running back with no tread on the tires, which is very rare, and coveted for NFL teams. Jacobs might have been Nick Saban’s secret weapon in college, but most likely won’t be held to that role in the NFL.

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins

Born: May 3rd, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’3
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Quarterback
University: Ohio State

About Dwayne

     Ever since Dwayne was a child, he had dreams of being the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. 10 years later, he not only broke nearly every passing record for Ohio State, but he also broke Big 10 records held by Drew Brees. Dwayne was able to throw for nearly 1,000 more yards and 11 more touchdowns even though he only played in 1 more game than the 2nd place holders. He would go on to become Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year for this performance and led his team to a Rose Bowl victory over 9th ranked Washington.

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Clelin Ferrell

Clelin Ferrell

Born: May 17th, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’4
Weight: 265 Lbs
Position: Defensive End
University: Clemson

About Clelin

     Clemson has become a  defensive lineman factory, but this year’s group is truly legendary. One of the true leaders of that defensive line was Clelin Ferrell, and he was one of the nations best defenders in 2018. Alongside other soon-to-be NFL rookies Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins, and Austin Bryant, Ferrell was still able to wrangle 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss last season. Ferrell would go on to win ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Ted Hendricks award, and become a back to back First Team All-American selection.

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