After two years in the Washington football program, Jacob Eason has decided to enter his name into the NFL Draft pool
Washington football will have yet another new quarterback to start the 2020 season, as Jacob Eason has decided to forgo his final year at Washington and enter the NFL Draft. Eason is regarded by most as at least a top 50 prospect, with the potential to rise into the first round.
When it comes to Eason as a draft prospect, there’s a lot to like. He’s a strong-armed, confident quarterback who can make all the throws necessary to succeed at the NFL level. He can make tight-window throws, and he can put the ball in a spot where only his receivers can make a play on it.
However, there are things he needs to improve on, which are his pocket presence and decision making, because while he has such a live arm, every now and again he tends to trust his arm a little too much and will make a bad read that turns into an interception.
Eason’s best pro fits would be the Indianapolis Colts, or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs might not be in the market for a quarterback, depending on how they feel about resigning Jameis Winston, but Eason plus Tampa Bay’s elite receiving corps would be a dangerous combination. When it comes to the Colts, they’re in a perfect spot to scoop up Eason and let him develop behind a strong offensive line, and gain chemistry with their young receiving corps.
With his exit, the reigns have been turned over to redshirt sophomore Jacob Sirmon. He’s a big, strong guy with a live arm, and the ability to make all the same throws that Eason can make. There will probably be an “open competition” for the job in spring practice between Sirmon, redshirt freshman Dylan Morris, and true freshman Ethan Garbers, who’s going to be arriving on campus for the spring quarter. But if you were making bets on who’s going to be the starter against Michigan, it’ll probably be Sirmon.
Congratulations to Jacob on entering the NFL Draft, Husky Nation will have your back no matter where you end up!