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Jeff Driskel | Quarterback

Team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 237

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Florida QB Jeff Driskel is transferring to Louisiana Tech, according to JC Shurburtt.
The report states Driskel had a list of possible graduate destinations and informed everyone on the list that Louisiana Tech is his choice. The Skip Holtz coached Bulldogs finished 9-5 this season and were looking to replace their starting quarterback after he graduated. Driskel has likely been told he is in line to start, but his play might say otherwise. Jan 5 - 9:34 AM
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Florida HC Jim McElwain told reporters senior QB Jeff Driskel is free to transfer to another program.

Driskel will almost certainly join another program as a starter, but he is not a good quarterback. The truth is there are far more bad quarterbacks than good quarterbacks. Duke has previously been mentioned as a potential landing spot, however, expect Driskel to have a long list of possible graduate destinations.
Jan 3 - 11:36 AM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel is exploring a possible graduate transfer to Duke, according to Laura Keeley.

Driskel is considering multiple schools, so it is not as if Duke is the only option. He would be able to play immediately. After two poor seasons, Driskel has lost more and more playing time and most recently was overtaken by Treon Harris. Driskel's previous competition, Jacoby Brissett, transferred to NC State a few offseasons ago. Duke's current starter, Anthony Boone, is set to graduate.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Orlando Sentinel's Edgar Thompson notes that Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has adjusted to a new role in Florida's Wildcat formation.

After starting 21 games at Florida, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel was ready for a breakout season in 2014. Before Coach Muschamp benched the Gators prospect, Driskel had 12 turnovers in his final four games as starter, and then had a four turnover performance against Missouri, in their 42-13 loss. In Florida's recent 34-10 win over Vanderbilt, Driskel rushed five times as the QB in the Wildcat, while scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run on 4th-and-goal.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:40:00 PM

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."
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:17:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 05:57:00 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
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:17:00 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
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:02:00 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."
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:06:00 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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 03:42:00 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.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 06:12:00 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
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 08:07:00 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.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:34:00 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
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 07:20:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:06:00 AM