Kyler Murray. Drew Lock. Dwayne Haskins. Daniel Jones. These are the four quarterbacks everyone brings up when discussing the top quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The one conspicuous absence?
It’s a glaring omission, too.
In the end, the former West Virginia star quarterback could be the best of the bunch. For now, he’s flying under the radar in a big way.
With that in mind, let’s answer some questions about this underrated prospect.
Is Grier big enough? Yes. Yes, he is.
- Coming in at 6-foot-2 and 1/2 inches, and weighing 217 pounds (at the combine), Grier has more than enough size to play at the NFL level.
- As a point of reference, Dwayne Haskins (considered by some to be the top quarterback in the draft) is less than a full inch taller.
Does Grier have elite arm talent? The answer to this question is a resounding “yes.”
- According to Pro Football Focus, no quarterback in college football completed more big-time throws last season than Grier, who completed 32 of them.
- The eyeball test confirms this (watch this absolute dime into a tight spot).
- He threw faster than any other quarterback at the 2019 NFL Scouting combine.
- The past two seasons at West Virginia, Grier averaged 9.0 and 9.7 yards per attempt, which is absurd.
Is Grier accurate? You better believe it.
- Over the course of his three-year college career, Grier completed 65.7 percent of his passes.
- Particularly deadly on deep throws, he throws the prettiest deep ball of any quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft class.
- Even better, Grier is downright lethal under pressure, with an adjusted completion rate of 76.2 percent against the blitz per Pro Football Focus.
The bottom line: Grier has the size, arm strength and accuracy to become a top quarterback in the NFL if he lands in the right situation.
When it’s all said and done, he could just be the best of the bunch when we evaluate the 2019 NFL Draft class in a few years.