Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State #12

6012, 224, 4.62

Notes: Native of Omaha, NE. Redshirted with Bison in 2014. Went 8-0 as starting QB after Carson Wentz was injured in 2015; completed 90-of-147 passes (61.2%) for 1,144 yards, 13 TD, 4 INT and rushed 85-498-5. Started all 14 games, elected team captain, led team to 12-2 record, passing 169-of-288 (58.7%) for 2,331 yards, 19 TD, 9 INT and rushed 113-685-7 as sophomore in 2016. Team captain, made all 15 starts (14-1 team record), led NDSU to sixth NCAA Division I national championship, completing 164-of-264 (62.1%) for 2,466 yards, 28 TD, 8 INT and rushed 112-663-12 in 2017. Missed two weeks of spring practice in 2018 because of an “elbow issue” though no injury revealed by MRI. Graduated in less than 4 years, pursuing his MBA. Father played baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization for one year.

Positives: Despite lower level of competition, schooled in a next-level offense where he is calling the plays and managing the game. Had the freedom to change calls at the line of scrimmage based on what the defense shows, and was asked to go through his progressions compared to one or two-read quarterbacks in spread offenses. Respected team leader. Good athlete. Productive track record.

Negatives: Caliber of completion is a big jump to the NFL.

Summary: He is not Carson Wentz, with that kind of physical stature or pure arm strength, but a better pro prospect than Brock Jensen.

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