NFL Draft prospect Drew Lock successfully threw an underhand pass in the Senior Bowl
Sharing the playing time in the last live-game opportunity to impress NFL scouts ahead of the draft this spring, Lock found an innovative way to show he can still make plays when the pressure’s on: an underhand pass.
With the North team down, 9-0, late in the first quarter in Mobile, Alabama, Lock needed to make a play on second-and-eight to help his team get out of its own territory. Running out of time, he tossed the ball underhand to Tommy Sweeney, a tight end out of Boston College.
Lock and Sweeney didn’t get the first down on that play, but they did pick up several yards for a third-and-short play. Who knows how often being able to make an underhand pass will be useful in the NFL, but proving he can think quickly while scrambling is a good thing.
At halftime, Kyle Shanahan-led South team had a 12-3 lead over Jon Gruden’s North team.