San Francisco 49ers Draft Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel

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With the 207th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel.

Driskel began his career at Florida before transferring in 2015. The signal-caller threw for 4,026 yards, 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions for the Bulldogs last season in 13 games. Driskel added 323 yards rushing and five additional scores on the ground. For his career, the quarterback amassed 7,437 passing yards and 50 touchdowns.

Driskel ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, faster than any other quarterback this year. The 6-foot-4 quarterback also posted a 32-inch vertical jump and a 122-inch broad jump.

Here is NFL.com's scouting report of Driskel, with a comparison to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton.

"Prototypical build and athleticism. Quick­-footed signal-caller with rapid setup in the pocket. Has active, bouncy feet while turning and scanning from target to target. Possesses arm strength and pace on his throws to challenge play­making cornerbacks in man and instinctive linebackers in zone. Can get ball out quickly with the flick off his wrist. Fundamentally sound with good footwork to balance himself before driving the ball with good weight transfer and hip rotation. Dangerous runner outside the pocket and can escape with suddenness. Good open-­field speed and ability to operate in zone-­read packages. Willing to throw the ball away and move to next play rather than take unnecessary sacks. Accurate and confident in short passing game."

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