After a tumultuous college career that ended with a stunning senior season, Jeff Driskel will continue his football career out west in San Francisco.
Driskel is a dual threat quarterback. His 40 yard dash time of 4.56 in the combine was lightning quick. Combine that speed with his size and you have yourself quite the prototypical athlete under center. Although he is quick, Driskel’s speed was most used to execute designed runs rather than to extend the play.
Overall Driskel is an efficient quarterback. He ranked 15th in passing efficiency last season and his numbers look very similar to quarterbacks such as Dak Prescott and Cody Kessler. More impressive is his efficiency combined with the cannon that he has attached to his shoulder.
Any quarterback that can combine efficient short passing with the deep ball threat like Driskel should have the ability to do well in the NFL if given the correct supporting cast.
Driskel is a great fit with the 49ers and should be the quarterback of the future for Chip Kelly.
Congratulations to Jeff Driskel on being the third Louisiana Tech Bulldog to go in the 2016 NFL Draft.