In case you missed Georgia’s win against South Carolina last weekend, quarterback Greyson Lambert had an amazing game. As the Bulldogs won 52-20, Lambert set an FBS record for completion percentage in a single game as he completed 24 of 25 pass attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Sure enough, Lambert’s performance has his draft stock soaring. According to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com, Lambert’s great game was enough for some people to say he looked like an NFL veteran in the pocket.
“Scouts are always partial to efficient quarterbacks capable of thriving in a pro-style system. Thus, there will be plenty of evaluators inquiring about Lambert after watching him complete 24 of 25 passes for 330 yards and three scores against South Carolina. The pinpoint passer distributed the ball to nine different receivers, but repeatedly connected with Malcolm Mitchell (8 receptions for 122 yards and a score) on an assortment of intermediate routes all over the field. Lambert’s accuracy, precision and poise during the game reminded me of a savvy NFL veteran playing the position. Plenty of scouts will tune in to see Lambert’s future games to find out if he is a “one-hit wonder” or a legitimate playmaker at the position.”
Though Lambert certainly did look good last weekend, let’s not forget that he wasn’t exactly a rock star over Georgia’s first two games, though not absolutely awful. In that stretch, he completed 19 of 33 throws for 257 yards and two touchdowns.
Granted, the first game against UL-Monroe was a blowout and he sat out the second half, but it’s also important to note that Lambert was also a sub-average quarterback while at Virginia, throwing more interceptions than he did touchdowns.
But the fact of the matter is that Lambert had little to no talent to work with while with the Cavaliers, and he has answered the bell and then some since arriving in Athens. Just what his draft stock will be at season’s end remains to be seen, but he has proven that he can beat an SEC defense handily, which will only help him going forward.
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