INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today selected quarterback Jacob Eason with their fourth-round (122nd-overall) pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Eason, who turns 23 in November, is a 6-foot-6, 231-pound Lake Stevens, Wash., native. In 13 games as a junior last season, he completed 260-of-405 passes (64.2 percent) for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns to eight interceptions.
Eason, who began his college career at Georgia, started 12 of 13 games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs, completing 204-of-370 passes (55.1 percent) for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns to eight interceptions. He suffered a left knee injury early the following season and was limited to five games played, and then decided to transfer to Washington.
In his NFL.com draft profile, draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes Eason is a "strapping pocket-passer prototype" who has the "arm strength to challenge (the) secondary anywhere on (the) field."
"Has frame and arm strength to excite evaluators," Zierlein writes. "Can step and rip it between two levels of defenders. … Deep-ball accuracy on play-action shots."
Eason now gets a chance to develop under head coach Frank Reich and a veteran-laden Colts quarterback room. The team already has a new veteran starter in Philip Rivers, who signed a one-year free agent deal with the team last month, as well as last year's starter, Jacoby Brissett, and Chad Kelly.
The Colts are next scheduled to select with the third pick in the fifth round (149th-overall).
Get your first look at quarterback Jacob Eason after being selected 122nd overall by the Indianapolis Colts.