Jacob Eason: NFL bound

Eason announced Dec. 26 via his personal Twitter account that he intends to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

Eason will forgo his final year of college eligibility to go pro. He began his career at Georgia, where he claimed the starting job as a freshman but was prone to mistakes, finishing that season with 16 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 55.1 percent completion rate. Eason lost the job to another early draft entrant in Jake Fromm after being injured as a sophomore, then transferred to Washington. After sitting out in 2018 due to NCAA transfer rules, Eason took over for the Huskies and put together a strong season this fall. His accuracy improved, as he completed 64.2 percent of his pass attempts for 23 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 227 pounds and blessed with perhaps the strongest arm in the draft, Eason has physical traits that will keep him in the first-round discussion. However, there are warts to his game; specifically, his ability to progress through his reads and make throws under pressure. Eason projects to go within the first two days of the upcoming draft, but his stock is fluid at this stage.

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