Drew Lock

Andrew Stephen Lock (born November 10, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Missouri Tigers and was drafted by the Broncos 42nd overall in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

High school career

Lock attended Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri.[1] As a junior, he passed for 3,060 yards and 35 touchdowns. As a senior in 2014, he was the Kansas City Star's All-Metro Player of the Year after passing for 2,731 yards, 28 touchdowns.[2] Lock was rated by Rivals as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the sixth-best pro-style quarterback in the 2015 class.[3] Lock committed to the University of Missouri to play college football.[4] He was also considered a two-star basketball prospect as a shooting guard, but retired from basketball after high school.[5]

College career

Lock began his collegiate career by going 6-for-10 for 138 yards and a touchdown in the season-opener against Southeast Missouri State while coming off the bench for two series. He then took over as Mizzou’s starting quarterback over the final eight games of 2015. In a win over South Carolina, he became the first Mizzou true freshman to start at QB since Corby Jones in 1995, going 21-for-28 for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium 19-of-28 for a career-best 244 yards and a touchdown while also setting career-highs in passer rating and passing yards while posting his second-best completion percentage of the season. He finished the season going 129-of-263 for 1,332 and four touchdowns.

He finished the 2016 regular season ranked first in the SEC in passing yards (3,399) and second in passing yards per game (283.3) and yards per completion (14.34) while posted top-20 marks nationally in all three categories as well, peaking at 10th nationally with his 3,399 passing yards. Also ranked second in the SEC in completions per game (19.75) and third in total offense (293.5). His 3,399 yards through the air are the fifth-most in program history in a single season and the most ever in a 12-game season at Mizzou while his 23 passing touchdowns were the sixth-most in program history and only three Mizzou quarterbacks have thrown for more in a single season. He completed 24-for-37 for a career-high 450 yards while tying a school record with five touchdowns against Eastern Michigan in Mizzou’s home opener. Tossed for three more touchdowns on 23-of-38 passing in Mizzou’s 28–27 loss to Georgia. His passing total of 1,106 yards was more than any Mizzou quarterback in his first three games ever. Played only the first half against Delaware State, but put up huge numbers in the 79–0 win. In the first half alone, he completed 26-of-36 passes for 402 yards while matching the school record with five touchdowns. He closed his season by sparking a second-half, 17-point comeback with a 67-yard TD pass to Johnathon Johnson against Arkansas. Finished that game going 16-for-26 with 268 yards and a score.

In the 2017 season, Lock led Missouri to a 7–5 record and its first bowl season since 2014. He threw for 3,695 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. His 44 touchdowns broke an SEC record for touchdown passes in a season.

Statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Cmp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yards Avg TD
2015 Missouri 12 8 129 263 49.0% 1,332 5.1 4 8 90.5 52 28 0.5 1
2016 Missouri 12 12 237 434 54.6% 3,399 7.8 23 10 133.3 52 123 2.4 1
2017 Missouri 13 13 242 419 57.8% 3,964 9.5 44 13 165.7 43 111 2.6 1
2018 Missouri 13 13 275 437 62.9% 3,498 8.0 28 8 147.7 55 135 3.2 6
Career 50 46 883 1,553 56.9% 12,193 7.9 99 39 138.8 201 437 2.2 9

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Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.69 s 4 12 s 4.12 s 7.03 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
All values from NFL Draft

Lock was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ Matter, Dave. "Trent Dilfer on Drew Lock: 'He's super cool'".
  2. ^ "Lee's Summit QB Drew Lock is The Star's All-Metro football player of the year".
  3. ^ "Drew Lock – Football Recruiting – Player Profiles – ESPN".
  4. ^ Smith, R. Cory. "Top-5 Pro-Style QB Lock Commits to Mizzou".
  5. ^ Drew Lock, Lee's Summit Sr. 247Sports https://247sports.com/Player/Drew-Lock-30828/high-school-50213/?Sport=2. Retrieved May 12, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Drew Lock". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  7. ^ DiLalla, Aric (April 26, 2019). "Broncos select OL Dalton Risner, QB Drew Lock with back-to-back second-round picks". DenverBroncos.com.
  8. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 26, 2019). "Broncos select Mizzou QB Drew Lock in second round". NFL.com.
  9. ^ "John Elway plans to bring QB Drew Lock along slowly". NFL. Retrieved April 30, 2019.

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