2018 NFL Draft Profile: Quarterback Luke Falk
Heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, here’s the profile of quarterback Luke Falk out of Washington State breaking down his strengths, weaknesses, video highlights, and a draft day prediction.
When it comes to quarterback Luke Falk out of Washington State, he brings a lot to the table. Even though his overall college stats are eye-opening, he’s going into the 2018 NFL Draft as a developmental kind of quarterback.
Falk has a lot to work on in order to take his career to the next step but has a few tangibles that make him worth investing time into. From his accuracy, pocket awareness, and his size (6-4, 223 lbs.), Falk has what it takes to succeed in the NFL.
Here’s a full draft profile on Falk that breaks down his strengths, weaknesses, showcases his play-making abilities via video highlights, and a draft day prediction as to when he’ll be selected.
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Falk’s overall collegiate stats in four years at Washington State show he’s able to hit receivers well in short and medium passes. He totaled 14,481 passing yards, 1,403 completions, 119 touchdowns, and 39 interceptions. Falk had an overall completion percentage of 68.3 percent in a pass-happy offense. For teams that want a quarterback that can truly air it out like there is no tomorrow, Falk is their guy.
Falk was sacked over 100 times throughout his college career and doesn’t do well when hitting receivers on deep passing plays. Will need to get extensive coaching and training to work on his decision-making skills on the gridiron. Too many times will misread defensive coverages and have a costly turnover or get sacked due to not picking up blitzes. Won’t be a Week 1 starter entering his rookie season but would need to be on a team willing to give him a year or two to develop naturally.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
Falk will need some time to work out the flaws in his game but has the potential to be a very good quarterback down the road. Expect to see Falk drafted in the early to mid fourth round as teams know he’ll be coming in as a backup and working his way up the depth chart over the first few years of his pro career.