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Jeff Driskel | Quarterback

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

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Louisana Tech QB Jeff Driskel told Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney that his decision behind a transfer from Florida has been "the big question" when he's spoken to NFL teams.
Said Driskel, "That’s a thing that needs to be answered and the way I’ve been answering it is that I needed a change, I moved on and it was a great decision." The numbers, at least, bear him out. During the 2015 campaign, he threw for 4,032 yards with a 27/8 TD/INT ratio for the Bulldogs, outpacing anything he had done while wearing a Gators uniform. "I’m all about moving forward," Driskel said, "and that’s what I did this past year. I put myself in position to be [at the Senior Bowl] at this time." Feb 6 - 7:06 PM

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Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel completed 8-of-9 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl.

Driskel's Hail Mary at the end of the game was almost identical to the one that Packers QB Aaron Rogers threw against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL playoffs two weeks ago. In his case, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel rolled out to the left before firing downfield to Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge, who hauled in the 29-yard pass surrounded by a sea of defenders. Thus ended the Senior Bowl. During the practice week, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks called him a potential "developmental prospect" at the next level. Last season, he threw for 4,032 yards with a 27/8 TD/INT ratio--markedly improved numbers from those he posted in his four years with Florida, as Driskel's previous career-high for touchdown passes was just 12 (and he did that in 2012).
Jan 30 - 6:36 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks says Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel "could be an intriguing developmental prospect based on his size and arm talent."

The analyst likes what Driskel is doing down at the Senior Bowl. "He is a natural thrower capable of throwing with zip and velocity, yet he also flashes touch and anticipation," he wrote. "Although questions persist about his mental toughness after his disappointing tenure at Florida, Driskell has shown enough in Mobile to merit consideration as a developmental candidate." The 6-foot-4, 237-pound gunslinger threw for 4,032 yards with a 27/8 TD/INT ratio in 2015.
Jan 29 - 12:12 PM

An AFC executive expressed intrigue in Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel.

"I haven't studied (Jeff) Driskel yet, but he's interesting," the exec said. "Good size and the ball comes out nice." The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate transfer from Florida threw for 4,032 yards with a 27/8 TD/INT ratio in his one season with the Bulldogs. "Yes, he never lived up to the hype he received coming out of high school as the nation's most highly rated QB recruit, but he clearly has the tools to intrigue an NFL team," wrote Daniel Jeremiah and Lance Zierlein. "He'll draw interest as a potential developmental backup."
Jan 29 - 10:52 AM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler noted that Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel "reinvented himself at Louisiana Tech in 2015 and has gone from long shot to draftable."

As Brugler writes, "Most college football fans gave up on Driskel as a legitimate NFL prospect after his career at Florida ended so poorly." A 2015 campaign with Louisiana Tech that saw him throw for 4,032 yards with a 27/8 TD/INT ratio might have changed some tunes, though. If nothing else, he went out blazing, torching Arkansas State with 457 passing yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's New Orleans Bowl victory. Brugler writes that scouts want to see the 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger "improve his timing, anticipation and decision-making as a downfield passer." A nice effort in the Senior Bowl would serve him well.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel completed 26-of-37 passes for 457 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 47-28 win over Arkansas State in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Driskel averaged an impressive 12.4 YPA on his way to his best passing performance of the 2015 campaign. The 457 passing yards marked a season-high. This was the second game in which he's thrown at least three touchdown passes without tossing an interception (the other came in a season-opening win over Southern). The 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel finishes the season with 4,032 passing yards and a 27/8 TD/INT ratio. Next up, an appearance in the Senior Bowl.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 01:21:00 AM

Louisiana Tech (8-3) will play Arkansas State (9-3) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 19.

Once you've enjoyed such luminary bowls as the Cure Bowl and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on December 19, perhaps you'd like to further avoid your family and friends with this 9:00 PM EST showdown. Tech's an early 1-point favorite in what figures to be the most offensively loaded contest of the day's slate. Both teams average over 35 points a game on offense. The Bulldogs are led by graduate QB Jeff Driskel, who's thrown for 3,575 yards with a 24/8 TD/INT ratio. Opposing him will be senior QB Fredi Knighten, who's accumulated 1,698 yards passing with a 19/7 TD/INT ratio. Knighten's numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, but keep in mind that he missed three games in the middle of the season due to injury. In his nine games played, he's thrown for at least two touchdowns in all but two.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel will attend the Senior Bowl.

Driskel turned his career around this year at Louisiana Tech, throwing for 3,575 yards on 61.9 percent completions with a 24/8 TD/INT rate during the Bulldogs' 8-4 start. The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder "could land in the late rounds of the draft," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Source: Senior Bowl
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel completed 13-of-22 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 17-15 win over UTEP.

Saturday didn't see a huge statistical game from Driskel, but his 54-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Henderson with 10:32 remaining in the third quarter snapped a 10-10 tie and would ultimately serve as the difference in the close win. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger's thrown for 3,320 yards with a 21/5 TD/INT ratio. He's also rushed for five touchdowns. All five of those rushing scores came in the Bulldogs' first five games.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel completed 17-of-26 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 42-17 win over Rice.

Driskel tossed two touchdowns in the first quarter, one in the third and one in the fourth to help Louisiana Tech to the relatively easy victory. This was his second game with four touchdown passes--he also fired four against Southern in the season-opener. While those were Driskel's only games with more than two touchdowns, he has thrown at least one in all nine games of the 2015 campaign. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger holds a 19/4 TD/INT ratio.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is "getting second looks after being ignored coming," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The Florida transfer has looked much more comfortable and decisive this season throwing from the pocket," Pauline wrote. "He’s had several solid performances against good competition, including last week’s loss to Mississippi State. A trip to the Senior Bowl could be in the cards for Driskell and he could land in the late rounds of the draft." Indeed, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate has risen from the dead as an NFL prospect since landing in Louisiana. Last week, he put up 303 passing yards -- the first ever 300-yard passing game against an SEC opponent for this Florida transfer -- against Mississippi State. The former ace recruit has thrown for 2,115 yards with a 13/4 TD/INT rate on 61-percent completions.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel has been added to the Manning Award Watch List.

The Manning Award is given annually to the best quarterback in the country. Driskel's coming hot off a 28-of-44 passing performance with 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception against UTSA on Saturday. For the season, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate has completed 61% of his throws while racking up 1,812 yards with an 11/3 TD/INT ratio.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen said that Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is "the real deal at quarterback."

Mullen was quite complimentary of Driskel, calling him not just "the real deal at quarterback," but also "a big-time player." The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger has three games this season with 300-plus yards passing. This includes Saturday's win over UTSA. In that contest, he completed 28-of-44 passes for 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception. In addition to sporting a 11/3 TD/INT ratio, Driskel's also scored five touchdowns rushing.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 10:00:00 PM

Through the first two games of the season, Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is averaging 12.5 YPA.

Florida transfer product Driskel entered the 2015 campaign having never averaged more than 7.82 YPA in any one season, but he's blown away that mark in his first two games steering the Bulldog ship. In battles with Southern and Western Kentucky, he's completed 40-of-63 passes for 631 yards and a 6/1 TD/INT ratio. Next week's date with Kansas State should serve as a nice measuring stick for the 6-foot-4, 237-pound former Gator. The early returns are certainly encouraging.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate transfer QB Jeff Driskel completed 28 of 48 attempts for 357 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 41-38 loss to Western Kentucky.

Driskel added another 55 yards and a score on the ground. The former Florida quarterback never posted consistent play for the Gators. We've now seen two solid outings for Driskel with his new team. Louisiana Tech faces Kansas State next.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 08:57:00 AM