Luke Falk is an interesting case study. He is a former walk-on with tons of experience. Falk absolutely has the arm talent to play in the NFL. He has been very accurate and highly productive. The thing that worries me is his lack of mobility. I am not talking about the lack of running skills, but more of a lack of pocket movement. Outside of a late TD throw against Minnesota, I saw zero plays made outside of the pocket. Falk may not have taken many sacks, but he is likely a sitting duck in the NFL if his pocket maneuverability does not improve. With all that being said, I feel like Luke Falk would fit nicely in the late second-early third round range in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Falk will have over two thousand collegiate pass attempts before he enters the NFL. There is no statistical evidence to say it matters, but it is just something I noticed. He is a product of the “Air Raid” offense. This has typically been a red flag before entering the league, although with Jared Goff going number one and the Chiefs trading up for Patrick Mahomes, it shows teams may be softening their stance. His footwork can get sloppy at times. When his team was down late in three of the games I watched, Falk started forcing the football, and this led to game-sealing turnovers. He gives you next-to-nothing outside of the pocket.
Luke Falk gets through his progressions rapidly. He has a quick release and doesn’t take many sacks. Falk shows nice touch on his mid-level passes and his deep throws. His best throw may be the post-corner route. He knows when to take some heat off of his throws and when to put some stink on it. I would day Falk possesses above average arm strength.
1046/1520 (69%) 10888 yards, 89 touchdowns, 26 interceptions
Today we are going to look at one of the top senior quarterback prospects. Luke Falk was a two-star recruit from Logan HS in Utah. He was verbally committed to Cornell before deciding to walk-on at Washington State. Falk redshirted his first year in Pullman and started one game the following year. He started 12 of 13 games as a redshirt sophomore, only missing the Apple Cup game against Washington. He put up nearly similar numbers in his 13 games started as a junior.
2016: Stanford, UCLA, Colorado, Washington, Minnesota (Bowl)