‘Need to See More’- NFL Coach Warns Against Rushing in for NDSU Prodigy Trey Lance

Published 03/01/2021, 9:29 AM EST


The curious case of North Dakota State University prospect, Trey Lance, continues to divide NFL fans across the States. After a breakthrough season as a Redshirt freshman in 2019, Lance emerged as one of the hottest prospects in college football.

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He started all 16 games for the Bisons that year. He ended his sophomore year with 2,786 passing yards, 28 passing TDs, and 0 interceptions. Lance further rushed for 1,100 yards with 14 rushing touchdowns as well.

As a result of his impressive displays, he was honored with the Walter Payton Award and the Jerry Rice Award. Trey was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2020 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

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But the COVID-19 pandemic canceled Bison’s 2020 Fall season. They planned to have a 2021 Spring season, but Trey Lance will miss out on that, having declared for the 2021 NFL Draft already.

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Trey Lance could fall behind Mac Jones in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft

Due to unforeseen circumstances, NDSU prodigy Trey Lance featured in just one non-conference game in 2020. He threw for 149 yards with 2 passing TDs. He also threw the first (and probably only) interception of his college career in the 39-28 home victory over Central Arkansas last October.

Trey is reportedly on the radar of teams such as the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and even NFC North franchise, Detroit Lions.

But NBC Sports reporter Peter King revealed that league scouts remain unconvinced by the NDSU prospect due to the lack of film they possess. An unnamed NFL coach told King “He’s a guy we all needed to see more of, for a lot of reasons.” 

The report further stated that Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is likely to be picked before Lance in the 1st round of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

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But here’s what NDSU QB coach Quincy Avery had to say about the promising youngster. “What he does really well: He’s very accurate, he’s very smart with the ball.

“But, the mental aspect of the game, Trey was responsible for everything on that NDSU team. They just put a lot on him in terms of what it takes to be an NFL quarterback who’s asked to do more of that than everybody else,” Avery said Friday on 106.7 The Fan’s BMitch and Finlay show.

The likes of Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, De’Vonta Smith, Kyle Trask, and Zach Wilson are all expected to go in the 1st round. At 20, Lance could become the 5th-youngest quarterback to be drafted in the modern NFL era.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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