Finally! Lake Stevens High School QB Jacob Eason goes to Indianapolis Colts in 4th round of 2020 NFL Draft

Jacob Eason will take his nuclear arm to an NFL team that signed a version of him in the offseason.

The Indianapolis Colts selected Eason, a Lake Stevens High School product, in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft – No. 122 overall.

Many NFL Draft pundits had Eason, who played at Georgia and last season at Washington, as a second-round pick.

“Questions about work ethic and accountability had scouts a little nervous about Eason – despite the obvious arm talent and size,” longtime NFL Draft analyst Rob Rang said.

“That said, I love the fit in Indianapolis.”

Eason joins a Colts’ quarterback room with Phillip Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowl player who left the Los Angeles Chargers to sign a one-year, $25 million, and Jacoby Brissett, last season’s starter.

Also, his coach – Frank Reich – is a former NFL quarterback who runs a passer-friendly offensive scheme.

Eason said he idolized another former Colts quarterback – Peyton Manning – growing up, and said he is excited to head to the NFL team he rooted for as a youth.

“I am very excited to get started, get there and meet those guys,” Eason said.

Eason is the 16th quarterback from the University of Washingtonn selected in the NFL Draft – and first since Jake Locker went No. 8 overall to Tennessee in 2011.

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