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Jeff Driskel | Quarterback

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 237

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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "from a pro perspective just looks lost."
"When you look at him from a pro perspective, he just looks lost. He looks like he doesn't have a grasp of their offensive system, which was supposed to be tailored to better suit what he does," Pauline wrote. In the Florida prospect's last outing he went 7-for-19 with 50 yards passing, with two interceptions in a 42-13 loss to Missouri. Pauline notes that Driskel's "accuracy is awful," but "the physical ability is there, but he shows nothing in the way of having the natural ability to play quarterback." Oct 29 - 3:17 PM

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Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel went 14-for-25 with 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 30-27 loss to LSU on Saturday.

He added 71 rushing yards and a score on 21 carries (his teammates combined for only 52 rushing yards, 35 of them coming on an Andre Debose scamper). We'd love to perceive Driskel as a salvageable prospect in a bad situation, but the truth of the matter is that he'd have been replaced long ago were it not for his pedigree. He was the No. 1 QB in the 2011 class, which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, amongst others.
Oct 13 - 5:57 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has "exhibited almost no feel for playing the position," according to an NFC player personnel director.

"(Driskel) looks the part, but he's exhibited almost no feel for playing the position," the director said. "I've been very patiently waiting to be impressed, but ..." Because backup Treon Harris is suspended indefinitely, Driskel, incredibly, remains unchallenged for the starting spot. Doesn't sound like the NFL is enthusiastic about Driskel's chances of taking advantage of his remaining collegiate snaps.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 8 - 9:17 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "struggles stringing together completions of any kind," according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The No. 1 quarterback of the 2011 class -- which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, among others -- is at an all-time low after going 11-for-23 for 59 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 10-9 win over Tennessee. Gators' coach Will Muschamp yanked Driskel with a 9-0 deficit and put in Treon Harris in the fourth quarter. Harris, of course, led the Gators to the win, but was then suspended indefinitely after being accused of sexual assault. Driskel remains the starter.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 7 - 9:02 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "has the necessary physical skills to play in the NFL but the intangibles and signal caller intelligence are lacking," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Driskel went 11-for-23 for 59 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 10-9 win over Tennessee, one of the worst performances you'll ever see. "Driskel was the number one rated high school quarterback prospect out of high school and displayed next level skill early in his Gator career but its been all downhill since his injury last season," Pauline wrote. "The most recent evidence was Saturday as Driskel could not move the Gators offense and was pulled from the game after completing under 50% of his passes, throwing three pick and getting sacked three times."
Oct 6 - 9:06 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel completed 11 of 23 attempts for 59 yards and three interceptions in the school's 10-9 win over Tennessee.

He has to go. Driskel did rush 30 yards, but he is terrible Will Muschamp might now be leaning in that direction after replacing Driskel with freshman Treon Harris, resulting in points on the scoreboard. Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy, both ex-Gators, are succeeding in their new homes.
Oct 4 - 3:42 PM

Florida coach Will Muschamp remains committed to senior QB Jeff Driskel as starter.

Florida is coming off a bye, which Driskel used to wash the taste of the Alabama game (9-for-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 42-21 loss) out of his mouth. In that game, Muschamp interestingly decided not to play true freshman quarterback Treon Harris for even one snap. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has an ugly 19/13 TD/INT ratio over his career. The NFL won't tolerate that carelessness, so it'd better get cleaned up post haste.
Sep 29 - 6:12 PM

Florida coach Will Muschamp is sticking with senior Jeff Driskel as starting quarterback.

Muschamp said Wednesday Driskel "gives us the best opportunity to win right now." Despite the public vote of confidence, this has been an awful week for Driskel. First, he squandered a big opportunity to impress the NFL by imploding against Alabama on Saturday, going 9-for-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 42-21 loss. During that game, Gator great Emmitt Smith called for Driskel to be benched. The NFL Hall of Famer has apparently expressed remorse to the program. "Emmitt called to apologize, to me, to Jeff Driskel and our football team," Muschamp said. "He was frustrated. He wants us to win. He wants us to be successful." The Gators, who have a bye this week, will travel to Tennessee on Oct. 4.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 24 - 8:07 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel had a nightmare showcase against Alabama on Saturday, going 9-for-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 42-21 loss.

He averaged an ugly 3.3 yards per attempt. Driskel also rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown. This game is going to do serious damage to Driskel's odds of getting drafted. Once rated better than Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley as a recruit, Driskel has failed to develop and regressed behind them all. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has an ugly 19/13 TD/INT ratio over his career.
Sep 20 - 7:34 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel must play well on Saturday to place himself on the radars of NFL scouts, writes NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"The senior isn't currently in the conversation when it comes to the top quarterback prospects in the nation," Davis wrote. "A strong performance against the Crimson Tide would certainly grab the attention of evaluators, though. Driskel was rated as the top quarterback in his recruiting class -- which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, among others -- but he hasn't lived up to his billing, in part due to injuries. Can he win one of those big games he was expected to when he arrived at Florida? Here's his chance against a tough Alabama defense." The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder entered this season with 2,271 passing yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions over 15 career starts. We're also fascinated to see how Driskel performs in Kurt Roper's spread offense against SEC defenses.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 19 - 7:20 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel went 31-for-45 with 248 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions in a 65-0 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

The previously maligned 6-foot-4, 230-pounder entered this season with 2,271 passing yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions over 15 career starts. When he snapped his ankle last season (missing all but two games), Florida's offense went into a tailspin. CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote over the summer that Driskel has "undeniable tools," adding: "Though he's struggled with consistency and durability to this point, Driskel possess many of the attributes that fit in with the NFL -- including courage in the pocket, a snappy release, good velocity and the athleticism to avoid pressur." We're curious to see what he does in Kurt Roper's spread offense against SEC defenses.
Sep 8 - 12:06 AM

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman believes Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel will be the most improved player in the nation.

"He will get Will Muschamp off the hot seat and propel new OC Kurt Roper to a head coaching job of his own," Feldman wrote. Gators' safety Jabari Gorman said last week that Driskel had not thrown an interception during training camp. We wish we could buy into the optimism, but we're going to have to see it on the field. Talent isn't the issue, here; Driskel is a former top recruit with a big-time arm. Those types tend to impress in shorts. We have never liked Driskel's (lack of) poise when bodies are flying around him. If he's cured that, he could be a legitimate high draft pick, but it's an illness that is exceedingly difficult to treat. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has thrown for 2,271 yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions over 15 career starts.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 26 - 5:55 PM

Florida senior S Jabari Gorman said senior QB Jeff Driskel has not thrown an interception during training camp.

This might be the shock of the summer. Driskel was a highly touted recruit and continues to earn buzz because of his frame and arm, but we believe he consistently makes poor decisions while pressured. Poised pocket movement is just not there, but hopefully Driskel has taken a step forward as this news indicates.
Aug 21 - 1:56 PM

Florida senior Jeff Driskel has "undeniable tools," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Driskel has thrown for 2,271 yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions over 15 career starts. He snapped his ankle last season and missed all but two games, sending Florida's offense into a tailspin. "Though he's struggled with consistency and durability to this point, Driskel possess many of the attributes that fit in with the NFL -- including courage in the pocket, a snappy release, good velocity and the athleticism to avoid pressure," Rang wrote. "Further, with a little better protection up front and more reliable hands from his receivers, Driskel could be on the verge of a breakout campaign in 2014, as the up-tempo spread offense being implemented by new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper should force him to throw from the pocket -- where he's proven to be much more accurate than when on the run. Driskel has been hit a lot at Florida and has developed happy feet as a result."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 13 - 5:29 PM

NFL.com postulates that Florida's upcoming change from a pro-style offense to a spread attack best suits Florida senior Jeff Driskel's skill set.

Driskel has all sorts of tools, but he has a huge weakness in a lack of accuracy. Perhaps spreading out defenses will provide him more space to fit the ball in to a talented WR corps. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is "a good runner with surprising speed for his size and a strong, albeit inaccurate, arm," observes NFL.com. We think he also panics under pressure far too often, but it's fair to point out that Florida's offensive line hasn't done him any favors. Driskel missed most of last year with a broken ankle.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 2 - 10:08 PM