Bears: 5 realistic QB options in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Jake Luton

So we’ve reached the first potential head-scratcher of this list. There’s a very good chance that we (mainly I) look back at this piece in March and wonder what possessed me to include Jake Luton in this list, but as of this moment, there is an awful lot to like. It’ll be interesting to see how he develops over the next few months and how his draft stock ultimately shakes out, but for the moment, he’s worth keeping an eye on.

For starters, he’s a tall drink of water at 6-foot-7 but has pretty fluid mechanics and good poise in the pocket, as well as some mobility to step up and avoid the rush.

The sixth-year senior is on the older side, but since transferring to Oregon State from the University of Idaho, he has shown steady improvement each year. While his completion percentage won’t blow you away (59 percent this year, 61 percent in his career), he has tossed 16 touchdowns to just one interception.

He takes care of the football and makes good decisions for the most part. Look, I have no idea how the rest of his season will unfold, and where he will rank among quarterback prospects come the Draft, but if nothing else, he is someone to keep an eye on as potentially a later round developmental prospect.