It’s Draft Day, and we’ll soon know where Drew Lock will begin his NFL career.
The 2019 NFL Draft First Round begins at 7 p.m. CT Thursday in Nashville; Thursday’s events will be covered by ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network, as well as their various online streaming offerings.
So, in about 13 hours, we’ll finally know Drew Lock’s new home.
(Wipes tear from cheek.)
Before that, though, we’ve got projections out the wazoo to read into it, so let’s have the bulk of today’s links serve as the final projections for Drew Lock’s NFL Draft destination, shall we?
Drew Lock 2019 NFL Draft Projections
NFL.com: 1st round, Pick 30 (Green Bay Packers)
This is the second mock draft in a row in which Daniel Jeremiah has Lock going to the Packers, so either he has some great information or he’s sticking to his guns. This wouldn’t be a bad fit for Lock by any means, and his development could benefit from learning behind Aaron Rodgers for a few years.
CBSSports.com: 1st round, Pick 10 (Denver Broncos)
This has been the trendy pick from the beginning, but it’s lost some steam has many outlets have the Broncos going with linebacker Devin White. However, CBSSports has Washington trading into the top five to get Dwayne Haskins; a trade by a QB-needy team into the top 10 could force other QB-needy teams to try to trade up to get their guy, too.
Another mock draft by CBSSports has the Broncos trading back into the first round to get Lock at No. 32.
The Ringer: 1st round, Pick 6 (New York Giants)
The Giants have been another team that’s gained steam with Lock; however, with two picks in the first round, it’s likely that Pick 17 would have been the more likely connection with Lock. The Ringer has Lock as the second QB off the board, behind Kyler Murray; this pick seems more likely if someone else trades into the top five to pick a quarterback.
The Washington Post: 1st round, Pick 15 (Washington)
The home-town paper goes with the home-town team for Lock. The write-up by John Clayton does not seem, uh, very sure, however:
This one could go in any number of directions, including drafting Duke’s Daniel Jones, who is believed to be the preferred quarterback of the division rival Giants. They also could take a pass-rushing outside linebacker such as Brian Burns and try to deal a third-round pick for Arizona’s Josh Rosen. But they also could opt for Lock, who has a big arm but some accuracy issues.
Sports Illustrated: 1st round, Pick 4 (Oakland); 1st round, Pick 10 (Denver) x 2; 1st round, Pick 15 (Washington); 1st round, Pick 27 (Denver)
SI did us a favor by compiling all their mock drafts into one super mock draft, a Mock Draft Pangea if you will, so that’s why there are so many different destinations for Lock. Three of the five writers have Lock going to the Broncos; the highest has Lock going to the Raiders at four, and Albert Breer has him going to Washington at 15.
More on Drew Lock ahead of NFL Draft
- Projections, out of context!
ESPN projections say Drew Lock has the best chance to be a starter and pro bowler in this draft class. #Mizzou #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/2uaXBPuwrt— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) April 24, 2019
No idea how ESPN arrived at these numbers — and it seems like a safe bet that 100-percent of quarterbacks drafted in the first round will be starters — but, hey, more good news for Drew.
- You’ll never believe what the Giants GM used to impress Lock during a visit! OK, you probably will, because he just showed Lock his Super Bowl rings. With that headline, I assumed it was a special screening of the final episode of Game of Thrones.
- Dave Matter writes that Drew Lock’s experience will matter as the NFL Draft approaches (via STLtoday.com)
- Rex Ryan: Not too high on Drew Lock.
On ESPN, Rex Ryan compares former #Mizzou QB Drew Lock to Blake Bortles. He says Lock will “get drafted too high.” I disagree, but we shall see.— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) April 24, 2019
- Lock has officially joined the Swoosh:
JUST IN: Nike announces top endorsers in NFL Draft Class— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 24, 2019
Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
Dwayne Haskins, OSU*
Parris Campbell, OSU
Daniel Jones, Duke
Devin White, LSU
Josh Jacobs, Bama
Drew Lock, Missouri
Miles Sanders, Penn St.
Hunter Renfroe, Clemson
Bryce Love, Stanford
- Jay Cutler IS the man. You’re right about that, Drew.
Drew Lock welcomes any and all comparisons to Jay Cutler: "Jay's the man." #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/GNmgB7Kjbg— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) April 24, 2019
Yesterday at Rock M
- Gary Pinkel announced GP M.A.D.E, his new foundation to help children in three different areas: those with lymphoma and leukemia, those with physical disabilities and those from a lower socioeconomic standing to get athletic scholarships (via ColumbiaMissourian.com).
- Garrick Hodge writes that Missouri baseball deserves better attendance and I do not disagree (via ColumbiaTribune.com)