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Jake Rudock Drafted By the Detroit Lions with the No. 191 Pick

The Lions have their backup QB of the future in Rudock.

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Michigan Football quarterback Jake Rudock has been selected by the Detroit Lions with the No. 191 pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Rudock had a breakout second half of the season for the Wolverines after coming over as a graduate transfer from Iowa. Here is a snippet of our draft profile on him:


Rudock is a pro-style passer with good poise and leadership skills. He never appears rattled even when things break down, where he shows the ability to pull the ball down and make a play with his legs when necessary. Does not have a huge arm and will not take many shots down the field, but he improved in this area as the season went along. Things seemed to click down the stretch, as he finished with 12 touchdown passes in the final four games of the season.


By NFL standards, Rudock does not have the arm strength to make all of the throws at the next level. He is not a good enough passer to recover with his arm if he does not make a quick decision. There is not anything that is a glaring red-flag, but there are not any traits that necessarily stand out, either. Doesn't take many chances with the ball, but misses wide open short throws on occasion.