WSU quarterback Luke Falk could have a long career as an NFL starter, says NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk’s overall skillset is similar to that of Washington’s Kirk Cousins, says NFL Network scout Daniel Jeremiah, who wrote a detailed scouting report on Falk Tuesday afternoon.
That bodes well for the Cougars’ record-setting senior quarterback because Cousins’ career trajectory has been on an upswing ever since he entered the NFL.
Cousins was drafted by Washington in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft and ultimately outplayed Robert Griffin III to win the starting job. He’s started 32 games for Washington since 2015. In his first full season as a starter, Cousins led his team to an NFC East title. Last season , he led the NFL with a 69.8 completion percentage and was named to his first Pro Bowl.
NFL Network’s Jeremiah broke down Falk’s tape recently and drew several parallels between Cousins and the Cougars’ starting quarterback.
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Jeremiah says Falk and Cousins, who was a starter and team captain at Michigan State before he got to the NFL, have similar maturity and leadership abilities, both played four years of college football, and helped “elevate” their programs.
He also concluded that the senior from Logan, Utah made the right decision to return to WSU for his final season of college eligibility.
If Falk had opted to declare early for the 2017 NFL Draft, “I believe he would have been selected in the first two rounds,” writes Jeremiah.
But, Falk’s return for his senior year will allow him the opportunity to get more reps and show scouts that he can read defenses and make calls at the line of scrimmage.
According to Jeremiah: he’s “quick to scan and throw with anticipation,” he plays with…