Steelers draft: 5 quarterback prospects who have elite tools in 2022 NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
Emory Jones, Florida
Emory Jones doesn’t have much experience as a quarterback in college after playing behind Kyle Trask the past few years, and he’s not even guaranteed to declare for the NFL Draft next April. However, he offers an immense amount of upside if he does.
With just 86 passes over the last three years, Jones has more rushes than pass attempts, and how workload in college has been very limited. However, when we saw him in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 2020 season, Jones was impressive despite all of Flordia’s top offensive weapons opting out of the game.
At 6’2” and 210 pounds, Jones has solid size, but his tools are off the charts. He can flick the ball a mile with a whip release and his ability to take off and run with the ball would rival anyone not named Lamar Jackson in the NFL.
Jones needs to string together an impressive full season before he’s truly in the discussion as a potential option for the Steelers, but the sky is the limit with his athletic tools and pure arm talent. Keep an eye on him in 2021.
There’s a good chance the Steelers could be looking for a quarterback next season and these five quarterbacks have all the upside you could hope for. It will be interesting to see which ones they could be eying next offseason.