This is one big day for Oregon State Quarterback Jake Luton.
He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 189th player selected. He is added to a roster that features two other quarterbacks right now: Gardner Minshew, the former Washington State Cougar, and Joshua Gibbs, who played at Tennessee. Nick Foles was in Jacksonville last year but is now with the Chicago Bears.
Proud of Jake is an understatement. Its been great watching his growth. Can't say enough about him!
The Jaguars got a steal. https://t.co/zBlgvQurt5
— Jonathan Smith (@Coach_Smith) April 25, 2020
#Jags get #OregonState QB Jake Luton. Some of the Pac-12 coaches I spoke to thought he was really underrated and said it wouldn't surprise them if he develops into a starting NFL QB. Has great size and makes really smart decisions.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 25, 2020
This is a great opportunity for Luton who had a tremendous redshirt senior season at Oregon State throwing 28 touchdown passes and just three interceptions. He did show NFL arm strength at the Combine in February and great accuracy on fade routes.
This is a tremendous accomplishment for Luton. Beaver fans remember September 16, 2017 in Pullman. He was knocked out of the game with a serious back injury. Removed from the field on a stretcher it looked serious. It turned out to be a thoracic spine fracture and he did achieve a full recovery.
Luton is the first Oregon State Beaver to ever be drafted by Jacksonville and takes pretty impressive number from college football into the NFL. He wound up with 5,227 yards passing which is 7th all-time at Oregon State. 42 touchdown passes which is fifth all-time.
Luton joins a pretty good group of Beavers drafted in the NFL. Derek Anderson was drafted in the sixth round by Baltimore in 2005. Sean Canfield went in the seventh round to New Orleans in 2010 and Sean Mannion went in the third round in 2015 to the St. Louis Rams.
More on Luton and his reaction soon!