Report: La Tech QB Jeff Driskel getting a second-round grade

There are a couple handfuls of talented quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft and a lot of teams need to find a guy that can lead their franchise for the future. With so much attention focused on Jeff Goff and Carson Wentz in the first round, there’s one quarterback that has started making noise recently.

According to sources, some NFL scouts have former Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel listed as a second-rick pick. The Philadelphia Eagles reported on their website that they are “excited to see” him throw next weekend at the Combine.

“The top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft are all expected to throw a week from Saturday and will be the featured story. One signal-caller teams are excited to see is Jeff Driskel. After transferring from Florida, the strong-armed passer turned in a terrific campaign last season at Louisiana Tech then had his moments during Senior Bowl week. Teams were impressed with the way Driskel picked up the offense and improved each day. A number of franchises have stamped him with a second-round grade and believe a good Combine performance could put Driskel at the top of the second tier of quarterbacks ahead of Connor Cook, Christian Hackenberg and Jacoby Brissett.”

Driskel has had a rather impressive college career, turning things around after a rough start at Florida. During his senior season with the Bulldogs, he threw for 4,026 yards and 27 touchdowns against eight interceptions, while rushing for 323 yards and five touchdowns.

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