After John Harbaugh’s press conference on Thursday, it is believed that the Baltimore Ravens will select a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. The biggest two questions are, which round will they draft a quarterback and who will it be?
Among the names that have been mentioned in a previous article, Washington State’s Luke Falk seems to make the most sense for Baltimore. He’s the type of quarterback that could work well with the West Coast offense, employed by Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Falk has completed 68.3% of his passes as a college quarterback, has amassed 14,481 passing yards, 119 touchdowns and has only thrown 39 INTs in 42 games. Those numbers can translate to the NFL, if he gets into the correct system.
Falk often scans the entire field when making throws, despite having played in Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. His footwork often stays strong in the pocket and he has the touch on his passes that is required in an NFL quarterback.
The biggest issue with Falk is that he doesn’t have the strongest of arms and needs to add some bulk to his frame. Those two things can be easily accomplished in an NFL weight program. In addition, he will be able to sit behind Joe Flacco for a few seasons and learn the position.
As a backup quarterback, his job is to be as prepared as possible. So far, Falk’s play and decision-making at the D1 level has shown that he could very well be a solid draft pick in the mid rounds, if he isn’t selected beforehand. If his name isn’t called in Round 3 or earlier, Baltimore should consider drafting him.