TITANS DRAFT LUKE FALK NO. 199 IN THE 6TH ROUND FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

The QB that the MICHAEL BARI SHOW thought would be the best of the NFL 2018 Draft was Luke Falk. Falk was the No. 199 pick by the Tennessee Titans out of Washington State University. Another QB that was drafted at 199 you might of heard of Tom Brady.

Falk is a former walk-on who became Washington State’s all-time leading passer this past season. Falk (6-4, 223) was a three-time All-Pac 12 conference selection at Washington State, where he appeared in 43 games, including 40 as a starter. Falk set a WSU record with 27 wins. Falk threw for 14,486 yards in his career, including 3,593 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2017, with only 13 interceptions. He also holds numerous Pac-12 and school records, including total offense (14,086) and passing touchdowns (119). Though inconsistencies and injuries hampered his 2017 effort, he left college as a three-time All-Pac-12 selection and one of the most accomplished signal-callers in history.

“I am not going to lie – it was a pretty grueling process,” Falk said. “When I finally got the phone call and saw my name up on the TV, it was nothing but gratitude. I am so grateful.

“I think it is great (going to Tennessee), with coach LaFleur coming out, and being able to meet staff and coach (Mike) Vrabel, I love those guys and I think it will be a great fit. I am excited to get out there and get working and doing whatever I can to help the team.

Falk spent a day working out with Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. The two players share the same agent, and he thinks the Tennessee QB is “awesome.” Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur worked Falk out in Logan, Utah, earlier this offseason, so he has some familiarity with what’s going on with the new offense in Tennessee.

Although he drew pre-draft buzz as a strong second-day prospect, scouts have questions about his mobility, arm strength and college system.

“The athlete’s bad, but he’s got enough feel in the pocket,” one NFC scout offered to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. “His arm’s average, but he’s a survivor. He could be a 10-, 12-, 15-year backup. He could start games. He’s going to have a nice career.”

 

 

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