Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk has been one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-12 for the last two years and more and more people outside of the conference are starting to take notice. CBS Sports released its 2018 mock NFL Draft on Monday and Falk landed with the Arizona Cardinals at the 20th pick in the first round.
Since coming in for an injured Connor Halliday in the last half of the 2014 season, Falk has thrown for 10,807 yards and 88 touchdowns and has helped lead the Cougars to back to back bowl game appearances. With numbers like these it is only expected that he see much more attention in his senior season.
CBS Sports uses SportsLine’s projections for the 2017 NFL season in determining the draft order and has the Cardinals picking 20th. After deciding to not take a quarterback in the last draft, the Cardinals will need to start thinking about a replacement for Carson Palmer. Just last week he said he would wait until the conclusion of this next season to talk about retirement.
There are plenty of good quarterbacks in this upcoming draft as CBS has the top 3 picks being quarterbacks with 2 of them being from the Pac-12. Josh Rosen from UCLA and Sam Darnold from USC, picks 2 and 3, follow behind Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.
Falk still won’t be the next quarterback taken off the board according the CBS, though, as Mason Rudolph lands at 10 and is the only quarterback drafted between Darnold at 3 and Falk at 20. Of the five quarterbacks taken in the top 20, only Rudolph and Falk will be seniors as the others will need to forego their senior season.
The Cardinals have really liked the last player they drafted out of Washington State as Deone Bucannon has been causing havoc all over the field.
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