Washington QB Eason declares for NFL draft
Washington quarterback Jacob Eason announced Thursday he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft.
Eason started 13 games for Washington this season after beginning his college career at Georgia and transferring following his sophomore season. He threw for 3,132 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Huskies in a season where at times he looked like a sure first-round pick and at other times it appeared that another season of college would help his draft status.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper considers Eason a top-five prospect at the quarterback position.
Eason’s decision caps weeks of debate about his future. He chose to play in Washington’s bowl game victory over Boise State rather than follow the path of NFL-bound teammates Hunter Bryant and Trey Adams, who skipped the game.
Washington’s coaching change from Chris Petersen to Jimmy Lake and the subsequent decision to fire offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan added another layer to Eason’s decision.
Ultimately, the draw of the NFL won out.
“The opportunity to play quarterback in the NFL has been a lifelong dream and my heart is set on the challenge ahead,“Eason wrote in a social media post announcing his decision.
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