Eason On Combine Criticism: People Are Entitled To Their Opinion

Several NFL teams were reportedly unimpressed by Jacob Eason's Combine performance – not on the field, but in meeting rooms

Zach Gelb
April 23, 2020 - 8:51 am
Jacob Eason

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Jacob Eason is one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft class, but several teams were reportedly unimpressed by his Combine performance – not on the field, but in meeting rooms.

According to draft expert Todd McShay, Eason was “too comfortable” in interviews and “thought that he owned the room.” McShay went on to say that Eason didn’t “understand the magnitude” of the event.

Eason isn’t quite sure how McShay got that impression.

“I think people are all entitled to their own opinions,” Eason said on The Zach Gelb Show. “I think everyone has the right to express what they think is going on, and that’s fine. But the bottom line is no one really knows what goes in those meetings besides me and the coaches and the personnel involved. I definitely don’t think I was too laid back. I completely understood the magnitude of the situation. It was a huge opportunity for me to go out and put my personality, my best traits on display, and I think I did a good job of that. It was a huge learning and growth experience for me, and I was able to take away a lot of different things I was able to learn from in that week in Indy.”

Eason began his collegiate career at Georgia before transferring to Washington. He became the Huskies’ starter in 2019, throwing for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight touchdowns, as Washington finished 8-5.

Eason, who has drawn comparisons to Carson Palmer and Brock Osweiler, is a projected second-round pick. He said he enjoyed the Combine experience in Indianapolis.

“I had a blast,” he said. “I was able to compete at the highest level and see some guys that I hadn’t seen in a while from Georgia and some Washington teammates, too. Running the 40, tossing the rock in Indianapolis was a huge opportunity for me. I was able to get a ton of face time with a ton of different coaches and NFL personnel and I was able to kind of grow and learn.”