Washington Football: 6 ways to revive Jake Browning’s draft stock

Jake Browning, Washington football, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Jake Browning, Washington football, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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Jake Browning, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Throw with anticipation

One of the most underrated aspects of any quarterback’s play, in either the NFL or college football, is the ability to throw with anticipation. In essence, it’s the ability to throw where the receiver will be, not where he is at release. Think Tom Brady, or Drew Brees in the NFL, and Minshew at the collegiate level. Many college and pro QBs struggle with this aspect of the game and Jake Browning is no different.

These last few games Browning has to show improved route anticipation and throwing to the receiver’s break. NFL executives love the ability to do this, and college football prospects seldom show it. Many, never even develop the ability.

It’s one of the reasons drafting a quarterback in the mid to late rounds is a gamble. The NFL is not the place to learn anticipation. By placing some anticipation throws on film for scouts, Browning can get a jump on the competition come draft day.

Crush the workouts and interviews

This should go without saying. It’s imperative that Jake Browning dazzles scouts and coaches alike during private and public workouts as well as individual interviews. Playing exceedingly well the last handful of games will help immensely, but ultimately, he can’t bury history. An NFL team has to believe that Jake Browning is either “the guy” or at least can become a player they can invest their time and money in.

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It’s important that Jake Browning shows the intelligence, confidence, and ability to warrant a selection in the 2019 NFL draft in the days, weeks, and months ahead..