Games watched: 13, full 2019 season

Overall average throw efficiency: 83.1% (rank: 3rd)

Turnover worthy throw percentage: 2.26% (rank: 2nd)

Cross-field throws: (opposite hash to outside the numbers, excluding short range): 7.4% of attempts (rank: 3rd)

Short Passing:

  • 41% of throws behind or within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. (rank: 3rd most)
  • Missed 6.2% of those throws (rank: 3rd)

10-20 yard Range:

  • Overall throw efficiency: 77.1% (rank: 1st, most)
  • 17.9% of all throws (rank: 1st, most)
  • 9 touchdowns
  • 2 turnover worthy throws

Deep Passing:

  • 18.7% of all throws were blue throws (rank: 4th)
  • 57.5% success rate on those throws (rank: 5th)
  • 36.6 average air yards per successful blue throw (rank: 1st, most)
  • 17:4 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Third Down Stats:

  • 3rd down conversion percentage: 53.1%
  • 3rd down on-target percentage: 69.4% (rank: 5th)
  • Average distance to go: 11.4 yards
  • 6:5 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • Blue throws on third downs: 22.5% of all third down conversions
  • Downfield successful shots on third downs: 11.2% of all third down conversions (rank: 3rd)

Fourth Down Efficiency:

  • Average distance to go: 3.9 yards
  • Conversions/Attempts: 11/14
  • Conversion percentage: 78.6% with 78.6% accuracy

Third and Fourth Down Red Zone Efficiency:

  • Conversions/Attempts: 17/17
  • Conversion percentage: 100%
  • 8:0 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Red Zone Efficiency:

  • 52 Attempts
  • 88.5% Throw Efficiency (rank: 1st, best)
  • 17:0 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • 17 endzone shots (passes delivered in the endzone)

“And Goal” Situational Efficiency:

  • 15 Attempts
  • 86.7% Throw Efficiency (rank: 2nd best)
  • 8:0 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Hit As QB is Throwing Efficiency:

  • Missed 34.4% of HAT Attempts (rank: 4th)
  • 2 turnover worthy throws

Off Platform Throwing:

  • 70.4% Throw Efficiency (rank: 3rd)
  • 10:2 blue throw to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • Roll Right: 59% of OP
    • 75% efficiency
    • 3:1 blue throw : turnover worthy throw

Roll Left: 41% of OP

    • 63.4% efficiency
    • 7:1 blue throw : turnover worthy throw

Impressions: Jacob Eason enters the draft with one of the strongest arms in recent years. He looks the part physically and can make all the throws. His touch/spot throws are money and can throw with anticipation to all levels of the field. Eason is an aggressive passer that can fit the ball into tight spots. He runs a ton of play action successfully and it’s evident that he is fully comfortable turning his back to the defense. He is very much a rhythm passer — the projection here comes from the fact that he was rarely able to sink into that with the weak protection afforded to him. While he avoids a pass rush pretty successfully, he tends to flee pressure rather than elude and step up into the pocket. He loves to roll left to escape pressure and pretty elusive with it. Best in class at sneaks. His wide receivers did him no favors — he suffers most in the class from drops. Eason got the lights beat out of him all game, all season long. Despite heavy pressure, especially through the interior, he still kept fighting and graded well considering. Questions about his football IQ have been raised, and while that is unsubstantiated, he doesn’t appear to make presnap reads and adjustments on his own — it all comes from sideline.

Overall, Eason is a very inexperienced player — essentially one year of on-field play. Despite the inexperience, he has plenty of first round traits. If you can protect him up front, he can be absolutely deadly slinging the ball around to all levels with tremendous power. If he isn’t capable of improving his play under pressure, Eason will have a difficult time making it as a starter.