Trey Lance’s talent, athleticism, and upside makes him one of the most intriguing 2021 Draft-eligible quarterback prospects.
And there will be plenty of eyes on him this weekend:
28 teams expected to be in attendance in Fargo for the matchup between North Dakota St. and Central Arkansas. Lots of intrigue to check out Trey Lance, Dillon Radunz, and others playing on Saturday.
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) October 1, 2020
Representatives from 28 teams will be in attendance to watch Lance and North Dakota State play Central Arkansas. That’s not surprising in the least. For those who can’t attend, the game will be televised Saturday at 2:30 CT on ESPN+.
NDSU is the FCS (formerly I-AA) level’s reigning national champion. And as Jordan Reid points out, there are other potential pro prospects worth keeping tabs on in this game. But don’t get it twisted. Lance is the headliner and main reason football people are flocking to Fargo, N.D. to watch a game between NDSU and a school better known for producing Scottie Pippen than football talent.
And so long as the Chicago Bears do not have a suitable long-term quarterback option, I hope they are one of the 28 teams in attendance.
Lance threw 28 touchdowns last season without an interception. He also logged 1,110 rushing yards and 14 more scores. That type of dual threat potential could play at the next level, and football minds are drooling over it. One draft guru views Lance as the top QB in the 2021 Draft class. Another raves about Lance’s calm presence, swagger, and an ability to be “just as likely to hit a receiver in stride 50 yards downfield as he is to tuck and scamper 50 yards down the spine of the defense.” Seriously … where do I sign up?
We’ve long established that the Bears’ next “franchise quarterback” is likely on a college campus somewhere. And for what it’s worth, Lance checks a whole lotta boxes. And because number of early mocks have the Bears taking a quarterback – some even have them taking Lance – I’ll be curious to see how he looks when showcased Saturday.