Jeff Tuel has been rising slowly but steadily over the past month and a half or so in the NFL pundits draft discussions. He’s still not up to legit “draft-able” status, but he’s been increasing the eyes on him with some pretty solid all-star games. Now he’s prepping for a double-dip-Pro-Day at WSU and EWU in back to back days to bolster his chances at an NFL career opportunity even further.
In the grand scheme of things, Tuel is in the discussion as the 18th to 20th quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft. Generally the NFL Draft produces 10-12 drafted QBs in any given season, so Tuel’s chances are slim at the moment. A better than anticipated pair of Pro Days on March 6 and 7 could put him into the discussion of guys that could come off the board late in April, but I think we’re looking at Jeff going into an NFL camp as a UFA trying to impress. He’ll also have to prove he is fully healthy and that he can stay that way.
Here’s a look at a new batch of career highlights from the young man. To be honest I’m a bit surprised by what I’m seeing and I’m thinking what a difference it would have made to have a healthy Jeff Tuel over the past 2 seasons. He can make a lot of NFL caliber throws, delivers a very catch-able football and makes guys miss in the backfield to buy time. He’s also faster than I remember seeing and throws an extremely pretty deep ball. Anyway, here’s his best work as a Cougar: