Jake Browning: 2018 NFL Draft Prospect

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Jake Browning

Jake Browning was on his way to set records in 2016 until a shoulder injury sidetracked him. Read if his 2017 season can solidify him as a first round draft choice.

College: Washington #3Washington Huskies Football
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-2
Weight: 209
40 Time: 4.68
2016 Game Stats

Video

  • 2016: Jake Browning vs Cal (19 completions out of 28 attempts for 378 yards), Stanford (15 completions out of 21 attempts for 210 yards) Oregon (22 completions out of 28 attempts for 304 yards)

Notes

  • 2016: First Team All-Pac 12.
  • 2016: Pac 12 Offensive player of the year.

Injured Throwing Shoulder

Jake Browning had shoulder surgery on his throwing shoulder in January 2017. Otherwise, he might have beaten Russell Wilson’s college record for best quarterback rating. The injury occurred during the Arizona State game.
But, the injury wasn’t serious enough to end his season. He played the final three games of the season. Although, his quarterback rating suffered and he fell short of Russell Wilson’s mark.

Jake Browning previously injured his throwing shoulder in as a true freshman in 2015 that kept him out of the Stanford game.

It will be interesting to see how close Jake Browning comes to Russell Wilson’s record in 2017. But, he won’t have the services of wide receiver, John Ross, a potential first round draft choice in the 2017 NFL draft.

NFL Draft Board Analysis

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NFL Draft Board Potential

Jake Browning shows up as a mid-late first round draft choice in the 2018 NFL draft. Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen look like top five picks for the 2018 NFL draft right now. They are the top tier quarterbacks for 2018.

The second tier quarterbacks right now look like the Wyoming 6-5 Josh Allen, and the 6-2 Jake Browning. The interesting comparison here is that Allen has the prototypical NFL quarterback frame, but plays at a smaller school, where Browning plays in a Power 5 conference, but might be considered a bit short at 6-2.

 

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