Missouri QB Drew Lock focused on finding ‘the right fit’

For Drew Lock, it isn’t about being the first quarterback selected in next month’s NFL draft.

The former University of Missouri standout believes that everything he has been doing in preparation for the draft, including his participation in last week’s NFL Scouting Combine, is geared toward landing with the team that gives him the best chance to succeed.

‘Just be yourself’

That, Lock stressed, is far more important than draft position.

“You want to be the first quarterback drafted, but if the first pick of that draft is not a right fit for you, then by all means pick me five picks later, pick me 15 picks later.”

“I think the big thing that we focused on … is just be yourself,” Lock told Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Movin’ The Chains. “You want to find the right fit. You want to be the first quarterback drafted, but if the first pick of that draft is not a right fit for you, then by all means pick me five picks later, pick me 15 picks later, pick me wherever.

‘Just being myself and showing everybody that I’m not afraid to compete’

“I think (what’s most important is) just being myself and showing everybody that I’m not afraid to compete, and I’ll go out and do it anytime you need me to.”

Lock has been spending time in Southern California working with quarterback guru Jordan Palmer, as well as his quarterback coach, Justin Hoover.

‘If there is an opportunity for you to be perfect in the pocket, then why not get there?’

“One of the biggest things that I can do is just throw from really awkward arm angles and just kind of be an athlete in the pocket and not necessarily always have to get perfectly set up to my throw,” Lock said. “I think the biggest thing we’re working on is if there is an opportunity for you to be perfect in the pocket, then why not get there? Why not always rely on your arm? Why not rely on mechanics?

“I’ve been working drills … making sure I get to where I can be 10 out of 10 instead of like seven out of 10 when I get lazy with some footwork here and there.”

Powered by WordPress.com VIP