NFL Notes: Drew Lock, Cornerbacks, Draft

     

Drew Lock

A college scouting director tells Albert Breer that Missouri QB Drew Lock has been helped by the success of Patrick Mahomes.

“There’s a narrative there,” the scouting director said. “The way this guy plays, the way he throws from different body positions, he’s an athlete. He’s throwing sidearm, slinging it while he’s bouncing around. You may not be sure how you’d coach it up, but he can make it work. And then you take the attitude and demeanor, he’s really smart like Pat was. He’s not Mahomes, but that Mahomes has this success without traditional mechanics should help him.” 

  • Jason La Canfora writes that a trusted top executive for a team that is not in the rookie QB market told him that there is chatter on the scouting circuit about Lock and compared his attitude and mentality to Jay Cutler

Cornerbacks

  • Albert Breer wouldn’t be shocked if Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin is the first cornerback drafted. 
  • According to Breer, LSU’s Greedy Williams and Georgia’s Deandre Baker might be the best players, but there are questions about both from a football character standpoint. 
  • Breer says that both Washington’s Byron Murphy and Vanderbilt’s Joejuan Williams are seen as solid prospects, and people, but with perhaps a limited athletic ceiling. 
  • Breer mentions that the Steelers at No. 20 overall as the earliest we could see a cornerback selected. 

Draft

  • Albert Breer mentions Missouri QB Drew Lock, Michigan LB Devin Bush and Boston College G Chris Lindstrom as three years who have benefitted from the coaches’ involvement.
  • According to Breer, Michigan DE/OLB Rashan Gary is a good bet to go a little lower than some expect. Breer says that Gary isn’t a lock to be a top-10 pick and there a “decent chance” that Devin Bush is drafted ahead of him. 
  • Breer bets there will be a run on tackles somewhere in the first half of the first round involving Florida’s Jawaan Taylor, Washington State’s Andre Dillard and Alabama’s Jonah Williams.
  • Breer mentions that there’s a “good chance” the group of centers and guards gets pushed into the latter part of round one, which could include N.C. State’s Garrett Bradbury, Boston College’s Chris Lindstrom, Oklahoma’s Cody Ford and Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy.

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