Jacob Eason (Washington)
Jacob Eason is a quarterback that is at his best in clean pockets. With that in mind, Eason was expected to shine working out in shorts in Indianapolis. He has some buzz as a potential first round pick, and there are even those that believe that he is a superior prospect to Jordan Love, or at least there was. Eason looked good in the throwing drills, but was outshined by inconsistent project types like Jalen Hurts and Steven Montez. Much like Eason, they shine in clean pockets. Eason is likely still fifth on the boards of many teams, but there is a strong likelihood that Jake Fromm, James Morgan, and perhaps even Jalen Hurts have made some teams rethink who they have as their fifth rated quarterback.
Justin Herbert (Oregon)
Justin Herbert looked good at the NFL combine. However, good simply was not good enough. Herbert appears to have a tenuous hold on his current position as the number three quarterback on the draft boards of most NFL teams. Some teams apparently have him as their top rated quarterback, but there is now concern that he has officially dropped below Jordan Love on the boards of more than a few teams.
With that being said, NFL teams will likely be more aggressive in trading up to acquire Herbert, but in the NFL Draft it only takes one team to fall in love with a prospect to turn all of the nations mock drafts on their head. Herbert failed to separate himself at the combine, and with Tua Tagovailoa’s medical check coming back with positive news, and Jordan Love creating so much buzz, his overall arrow held firm while Tua and Love’s rose. Herbert is not your traditional combine ‘loser’, but his failure to establish himself as the top quarterback actually participating in Indianapolis necessitates his inclusion on this portion of this list.