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Welcome the coleslaw.
I am Laurence Owen, and today we are going to go over the fourth round pick of the Indianapolis Colts, Jacob Easton from the University of Washington.
Now I've gone over this film over and over and over, trying to find some things that I like and that I dislike about Jacobson.
And I wanted to share that with you.
Now Chris Ballard held a press conference right after right after Day one and said, Hey, I didn't want toe Rush going after somebody, right? He's not going to reach for somebody.
A lot of people, including myself, thought, you know well, that just means there was no quarterback in this draft class that he liked surprising many in the fourth round by grabbing Jacob Ethan.
And that made me wonder.
What in the world does he like about him in the fourth round now? Obviously, he didn't want to take him in the first.
He didn't want to take him in the second, and there's obvious reasons for that once I broke the film down.
But there's also reasons to believe Jacoby's and very well could end up being a franchise quarterback.
Ah, very good franchise quarterback.
But he needs time to learn behind a couple players.
I think he could actually learn, Ah, lot from Philip Rivers.
I also believe it or not believe that he can learn a lot from Jacoby percent.
Maybe not as much.
I think he might actually learn more from Jacoby.
They want he would from Philip, because, quite frankly, as you see right here, he's already one of the best pocket passers I have ever broke down.
If he stands there in the pocket with no pressure whatsoever, he will deliver perfect passes, whether or not it five yards down the field or 55 yards down the field.
He could throw every type of throw he could just he could throw laser beams.
He could throw, lob, fade right.
He can throw just about anything.
His biggest issue.
It's not that he's not mobile.
If that he cannot throw as well being mobile while he's on the run.
He had his accuracy drops dramatically.
He's incredibly accurate as long with the feet are set and he is not on the move.
As long as that happens, he could drop a dime anywhere on the field.
And we're gonna go over that in just a moment.
So why sit here and wait? We go right ahead and go into this.
I'm really, really excited about breaking down. Jacob Isam.
Let's let's get down to it.
All right, Worst clip we got here.
Look at the formation.
My goodness, that is a big formation.
That's too tight ends two running backs and one wide receiver on the field And being the fact that the Indianapolis Colts love using two tight end set and they just picked up Jonathan Taylor as running back to go with Marlon Mack.
You may actually see this formation quite a bit in the upcoming years.
Now, this is a go route.
They're gonna Obviously there's gonna be a lot of play action on this.
He's gonna fake the handoff, try to draw the safeties, and you're gonna have a go route by that wide receiver right up top of the screen.
Now, when this happens, watch.
Oh, my goodness.
This is such a beautiful play.
We are in actual.
I don't mind that flag.
Look at that throw.
Oh, my, Look at that.
That is perfect.
You can't throw a football better than that.
I mean, you just can't.
That was gorgeous.
If you throw a football, better not that that's absolutely impressive.
I don't think you could throw a football better than that at all.
You think we're gonna watch this play over again? You have tide in lined up.
There's a good handle now that full backstops to make sure that there's no outside bullets coming out that way.
Ethan has time, cause, as I said earlier, as long as there's no pressure, he could drop a bomb anywhere, anywhere.
Now, as you see the wide receivers taken off, go route.
Eastern stops stops.
Now look where he's at.
He's at the 23 yard line wide receiver still on that go round Eastern Seas.
Okay, so the corner he's in position.
He can't throw this ball directly in front of them.
That cornerback, that quarterback has provisions on that wide receiver.
This is a little bit where Jacoby per set really had issues last year, and this is what Jacob Easton brings to the table.
He's going to throw this wide receiver open by throwing it towards the post, letting the receiver cut in front of them.
And when the cornerback looks back, the wide receiver makes that cut ends up being open Now.
Now, look, look where he's how he's standing.
He's standing perfectly still.
You've got the ball up high, you see worth at the elbows.
So that balls about right in his chest.
He's got a hint.
You can't see it, but he's got a hand on top, hand on bottom.
This is great positioning.
I'll show this better in a different clip, but watch what happens.
He lost that football.
Now he's at the 24 yard line at the release at the release.
He's at the 24 and he throws it inside, which makes that quarterback come back inside, hits him in stride.
Look where he caught that football. He's at the 20.
That's a 55 yard dime throwing his open, hitting him in stride on a 55 yard dime.
Not every quarterback in the NFL can do that.
There's only a handful that there's plenty that could throw 55 yards.
There's a few that could throw 55 yards and throw a receiver open, but to throw timing 55 yards, throwing them open and heating them in stride so that they can create yours after catch.
That is something that is absolutely rare in the NFL.
And it's something that was missing from the Colts last season, right? Absolutely.
Missing the course didn't stretch the field on these kind of plays Enough.
Jacobson has that ability, but that's not the only ability that Jacobson has.
We're going to go over another one of those very interesting throws that he has right now.
Now, on this play, I'm going to show multiple things that makes Jacoby's and so dangerous, and it's going to be a very dangerous player in the NFL.
One thing that is so important for a quarterback in the NFL is their release, right? Absolutely.
Like I said earlier, he holds that ball up high with both hands on the football.
This is important.
He don't have to learn it yet, because that way, when on edge defender comes around, they are taught to swing around swat the football.
He's got a hand underneath and on top.
He's going to be able to haul that football a lot better.
Also, that football's already up high, which means he's gonna be able to actually, I mean, his really his timing of release from the moment he decides to throw the football till the moment that ball leaves his hands is so quick, there is no time.
There's almost no time from the point where he goes where it's at its chest to at his head to release its so fast.
It gets very little time for any defender trying, not that ball out where he's only got one hand on the football.
So that's also a big deal in the NFL.
Also, he his hits rowing mechanics or perfect when he standing Phil, when he's planted both feet and he throwing from a standing position.
He has excellent, excellent throwing mechanics.
He shoulders are lined up his feet or squared his his arms, the place, the path that the ball goes through going to his head and then the forward release.
Everything is absolutely outstanding.
This play also shows his decision making skills is not that making.
When he decides to release that football, he makes a decision, he gets rid of it instantaneously, and it doesn't matter whether or not you're five yards or 55 yards.
He's gonna throw that ball in front of you, lead the receiver so that he can make a catch and run.
We're gonna watch this, actually, in full speed first.
That way you could actually see the full effect of how quickly this ball comes out.
All right, there's a snap.
That was and he had pressure in his face, pressure in his face and he was able to throw him well, open.
All right, let's.
So we're gonna go through this now a little bit so that you're able to actually see everything.
Now the ball is going to go to him.
He's just going a little crossing pattern.
Five yards, right.
And in that process, this edge this this guy here is coming in.
He's books and right and he's gonna be right in Eastern space.
Pressure doesn't make his accuracy bad.
He'll stand in that pocket and take the hit and still throw a dime.
He will still throw a dime.
Even with pressure in his face.
This is very impressed.
Very important, because in the NFL you're gonna have pressure on your face a lot.
There's the ball.
Now he sees he's open, he's gonna be crossing.
You can see he's already he's got the ball.
You getting ready to **** that sucker and throw it.
But he sees this guy's unblocked.
He's coming right at him.
He knows it, right? Did you see how quick that ball up and out this guy didn't get one step? Ah, full step before that ball came up, Out that bulls already in the air and and watch where this ball ends up right there, right in front of them.
The guy didn't have to reach out to far.
He just put his hands out in front of them.
Right in front of this helmet.
Beautiful pass, great pitch and catch run by Jacob Eason.
As I said earlier, if you noticed his mechanics were absolutely perfect, the release was perfect.
Everything about this play shows NFL quality material here.
Now, what about when he's in the red zone, right? How does he do in a red zone? We're gonna find out next on this next play.
As you can see, they are in the red zone there at the 16 yard line, and we're going to see Jacob Eason make one of the best NFL tight passes that a quarterback can possibly make in the NFL.
He's going to throw an over the shoulder fade route in the end zone, and he does it as beautiful as anyone.
He could throw 55 yards, throw a receiver open on a dime, leading them in stride.
We've seen that he could throw in front of a receiver and lead them on short, little quick out routes or in little short patterns.
What we're going to see now is this fade route, and he's going to throw a perfect touch on this football over the cornerback, right over the shoulder of the receiver toe where the corner can't get to it and the receiver gets it.
This is absolutely outstanding.
There's the out route.
Leave them right.
Bam! Did you see that? That was so beautiful.
I mean, my good.
I mean, dear Lord, that was gorgeous.
We haven't seen that kind of play.
I mean, Brissette will throw that occasionally, but he doesn't throw it very good.
Now let me drop this to 50 50.
All right now the receiver is going to start off going straight.
The cornerback is going to take the inside leverage, which means this has to be a fade route by East as soon as season takes.
Snap, Look, look.
He notices instantaneously, his receivers cutting outside.
Which means this is a fade, which means his receivers got position, the corners on the on the inside.
You've got position on the outside.
He's got to throw this with perfect touch, all the way up and over.
He's got a feet set.
There's no pressure whatsoever.
You see the art, the throw, that he throws this football.
Now he knows, look the receiver.
When he releases that football, the receivers at the 12 yard line, this ball goof 34 yards deep into the end zone.
So he This is a target past.
He's throwing to a point on the field.
He's not throwing to the receiver here.
He's throwing to a point on the field that he has estimated in his head where the receiver is going to be when that ball gets there.
This is an amazing job by this quarterback.
Jacob Beeson shows a lot of mental calculations here.
Now he throws this ball.
Now he throws this.
That ball makes a huge artist just now, starting to come down and the receivers at the five and they are lined up right now.
That corner is dead on top of that receiver with the ball still leading outside.
It's not gonna It's gonna land out here in the end zone.
We're at balls landing right here.
That corner that corner would have to make one of the most amazing place he's ever had to do in his life in order to make make a play on this ball.
And that's not happening.
He dropped that ball perfectly.
He threw that football so that when the wide receiver got near the end zone, that's when the wide receiver cut out to adjust to the fade route over his shoulder.
That way, he created just 1/2 a step separation from the cornerback that is a beautiful fade route by Jacobson.
Now we've seen that he can throw multiple type passes right now, we've seen he can throw those 55 yard throw a receiver open on a dime.
We've seen he could has that quick decision, great throwing mechanics and quick release and able to lead a ****y even in a short distance.
And then, of course, here, obviously, that fade route accuracy is on point now.
Now, what about setting a screen? That's something else that is very important in the NFL.
Let's find out how he does with that.
Now, on this play, we're going to see him set up a screen and we're going to see and you're like, Well, any quarterback can set up.
Throw a screenplay, right? Ah, there's little intricacies about a screenplay that can make it either succeed, fail, fail miserably or succeed brilliantly.
And Jacob Eason shows a lot of the really important intricacies that will make a screen succeed.
One thing is it very important throwing a catchable football to the guy you're throwing the screen, too.
That's only like five yards away.
If that you don't want to throw a rock it to a guy, he's less than five yards away on a screen.
You want to make sure he's able to catch.
You gotta throw a catchable football.
Jacoby beset has been known to really throw hard, even when the receiver is really, really close.
And when you ain't got much time to track a football.
Sometimes if that ball is off just a little bit like a little bit behind you or something like that, it's really hard to catch that football.
You're gonna end up with a lot of drops.
Jacob Eason just throws a little toss catch here, all right, and he does a few other things as well.
Let's go ahead and wash this play and see how it turns out.
Let's go ahead and see how far you get this.
That's a screenplay that succeeds fantastically, right? I mean, fantastically.
All because of the couple intricacies.
One, If you would watched he did through a very catchable football.
He didn't throw it overly hard.
He threw it just just enough quick enough so that defenders couldn't react.
You threw it quick enough so they're defenders couldn't react fast enough to make a play, but he threw it with enough softness for the receiver to track it and catch it easily.
Now, before he lets go of before he ever even lets go of this football.
He does something that beset, just cannot do or has yet to show that he can do.
All right. First, there's the play action.
Look, look where he's looking.
Is he looking at the guy? No, he's looking on the opposite end of the field downfield.
Why? Why would he do that? He's not giving these guys up here in the box.
Reason to believe this is even a screen.
He's being patient, waiting for those blockers.
Let the pass rushers through.
He's given it just a second.
Now they were let through.
They've already got two blockers out front.
The tight ends waiting on the football.
We got free release here of two defenders coming right in on Eastern.
And you see, he threw side arm here.
Did you see that? Oh, my goodness.
Let's see if I can't get back far enough so that you could see this.
I don't wanna I want you to see this.
This defender is right in Eastern space when he releases the football and in order for him to get the ball out to the receiver.
He's gotta throw it sidearm, which means he's got that.
His repertoire as well.
He's able to throw side arm.
He's able to throw it accurately and with the right touch, all right, you snap.
He looks looks downfield.
Like I said earlier, the free release here comes now.
Watch how he releases this football.
His his his release is a little different.
He's gonna bring it down instead of straight up because he knows he's gotta throw it sidearm, because these guys are coming right at him.
So he's gonna have to throw side arm to get under the arms outstretched arms that he's expecting from these defenders.
He's expecting them that to raise their hands up to try to block this ball.
So he's throw that side arm off to decide easy, catchable release, beautifully done.
And that's why this place succeeds so well.
This is a 20 over a 20 yard screenplay.
Why? Because he looks off the person that he actually is going to throw to.
He looks completely opposite direction.
He shows patients waiting for this screen to develop without paying attention to who he's wanted to throw it to, or even on the side of the field that he's throwing the ball to right now, getting any indication of what so ever where this ball is going to go, even though it's predetermined, It is definitely going to number 87 without any question whatsoever.
But he knows in his head he just time he washed out of this peripheral vision, as those Blitzer's were, as those defenders were released as they started to come out of.
That's when he changed, turned around, saying he had to throw a side arm passed through.
Decide on past real quick and absolute looking at all the blockers out here.
Got a turn of room once these blocks happened.
Just because he looked off the receivers, showed patients, was not afraid of getting hit on the release and was able to release a very catchable football.
Now we've shown when Jacob Eason does not have to move, he can throw any throw in the NFL and throw it beautifully with great accuracy, and he could make all kinds of adjustments that he needs to do as long as his feet or set Now, Now we're going to get to why now we're gonna get to why he was 1/4 round pick and not a first round pick because his pocket passing is first round all day, every day.
Now, why was he 1/4 round pick? Why'd he last in the fourth round? Let's find out now in today's NFL Pass Rush is there.
I mean, every team in the NFL is looking for edge rushers, interior pass rushers, blind backers and corners that can blitzed safeties that can blitz.
You got to get pressure on the quarterback.
You've got to be able to make a quarterback move, All right.
Not every quarterback in the NFL is blessed with a fantastic offensive line like, say, the Cowboys or the Indianapolis Colts or New Orleans Saints.
Teams like that, they're blessed.
They have quarterbacks, you know that that know how to throw on move that they need to.
But they got offensive lines that allow them time.
Eastern's walking into that situation where he's got, he'll have time to throw the football, But there's gonna be times when he's gonna have to move, and that's something he doesn't do very well.
It's throw while on the move.
If he's on the move and throwing the football, his accuracy drops exponentially.
And that's something I think.
Believe it or not, Jacoby beset can actually help him with, because there's times when I think Jacoby percent for was amore, accurate football when he's on the run, then when he's standing, fill in the pocket.
I mean, look at what he did in the Denver game when he was on the when he was dead to rights in the end zone, right against against Von Miller for US safety and was able to scramble out, get along the edge.
Sprinting throws the football down like 40 yards right down the sideline to T y Hilton.
Jacoby could throw on the run, and this is something he could teach Ethan.
Okay, he could teach something else.
Is easy, is actually athletic.
He's a big, strong, quick quarterback.
He's got skills.
He's got the body size and the Athletics to do that, but he doesn't line up his shoulders.
When he throws the football, he doesn't.
He doesn't adjust for his own movement speed when he throws this football, and that's something that dropped him dramatically in this draft.
And I'll tell you what if he could tweet that, make that even 50 50% better get him a little bit more accurate while he's on the run while he's sitting there waiting in the sidelines while Philip Rivers and Jacoby percent or quarterbacking.
He's just watching him when he's going through quarterback training sessions.
When they're going through training camp, when they're going through preseason, when they're going through warm ups, you know before, before games, things of that nature, he could sit down.
That's something that he's going to need to learn.
When he gets that down, he's gonna be a Pro Bowl quarterback.
He's gonna be dangerous.
I wasn't for sure about East and before I am now that now that I have studied his film, I am I am 100% in.
Let's go ahead and look at this play.
Now there's multiple.
There are a ton of clips that shows how bad Eastern is when he's on the move.
One, he has pressure in his face that this feeder said he's got pressure in his face.
He still accurate his head.
He still throws a really good football.
It's when he has to move because he'll get sacked.
If we don't, that's when things go bad.
So let's watch this play right here.
There's the pressure.
He steps up. All he did was step out.
All he did was just step out to the side.
That's all we did Well, just sidestep.
He had pressure up the middle.
He side stepped to the right.
What happens? He threw the ball in the dirt.
It's watches in slow motion, all right, I'm not going to show up all the I'm only gonna show one of these, but it's pretty much how it happens every time he's on the move.
About half of his throws or like this on the move.
He sees the pressure right here.
You see the pressure coming up the middle.
He's got a guy open right here in the middle.
He could legitimately throw it, but he can't throw it because the guys were in this way.
So he's got to step out to decide to throw that football in order for the football to get there without getting knocked down by the defender.
So he steps out to the side.
He throws the football.
It's behind him and in the dirt.
That happens a lot with season and thats why he's not a starting quarterback in the NFL.
That's why he won't be a start, not the first year.
Now, with the cult offensive line, he could still succeed.
I think he could absolutely succeed because the court offense of line will give him the protection he needs.
But they're still going to be multiple times during a game where he's gonna have to move in that pocket tow, avoid pressure multiple times.
And there's times when it would be better for him when he's on the move to just completely stop, reset himself and throw that football, because long is his feet are set that he throws it accurately.
If his feet are moving, it's not an accurate throw it all.
So once he gets that down and you got to remember Frank, right, he's he's a quarterback coach right before before he was an offensive coordinator, before used a head coach.
He was a quarterback coach.
He's a quarterback in the NFL himself and I mean every every colt player knows that he himself can work with Jacob Eason.
The quarterbacks coach can work with Jacob Eason.
They can get him.
These guys work with Carson wince, which is really good at throwing on the run.
They worked with a lot of guys.
Andrew Luck could throw on the run, so you give him a year or two.
You get these in a year or two, I'd say two years at the most, maybe one years old.
He needs two years at the most.
Get him to work on his accuracy when he's on the move.
And I'm telling you, Jacob Easton could be a franchise quarterback.
He can already throw the ball everywhere he needs to on the field.
He just has to be ableto toe.
Do everything else right.
Be ableto move and throw.
That's what's important to him right now.
That's what's important to the Colts.
Rivers is a better starter right now.
I think Easton's better than Jacoby right now just because of what he could do in the pocket.
But Ethan needs to fit and learn, so that is my breakdown of Jacob Jacob East in the fourth round pick for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2020 NFL draft.
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