Former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock was one of several notable players in Saturday’s Senior Bowl playing for the North team, along with Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Michigan running back Karan Higdon and Duke quarterback Daniel Jones.
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.
For Missouri, Lock threw for 3,498 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions with a 62.9 completion percentage.
The former Missouri QB got creative in the Senior Bowl.