Day Two: Jacob Eason (Washington)
If an EDGE is a priority on Day One, the Titans can shift their attention to Day Two to find a quarterback. And outside of a couple of quarterbacks that figure to be drafted inside the top 10 on Day One, it’s anyone’s guess where the rest may fall.
This year’s draft class reminds me a lot of the 2011 quarterback class.
That year, the Titans reached for Jake Locker with the eighth overall pick with the consensus top pick being Cam Newton. However, both the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers were able to find tremendous value in second-round draft picks Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick, respectively.
Eason was a former Georgia product but transferred to Washington after Fromm uprooted him as the team’s starter while he recovered from a knee injury. He completed 64.2 percent of passes and threw for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns to just eight interceptions last year.
At 6-foot-6 and 227 pounds, Eason has the size to be an NFL quarterback.
He also has a huge arm, which is important for throwing concise passes into tight windows but is not always indicative of a good NFL quarterback.
However, CBS Sports has a great breakdown of Eason and his potential as a franchise quarterback:
"The good: Eason is one of the most accurate short and intermediate passers and he excels at throwing slants. Not only is he accurate, but he puts the ball in a position where his receiver can maximize yards after the catch. It’s something we saw from him just about every week during the 2019 campaign. The bad: Things start to break down when Eason is pressured. We saw this against Utah, where Washington dominated the first half and imploded in the second half. We saw it three weeks later against Colorado, where the Buffs spent much of the game in the backfield, harassing Eason, and forcing him into bad decisions. Eason can also lack touch on deep throws even though his arm strength rivals Herbert’s."