NFL Hot Press: Central Connecticut QB Creating a Buzz

Central Connecticut QB Creating a Buzz

Updated Nov. 22, 2018
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

Whether its Alcorn State (Steve McNair), North Dakota State (Carson Wentz), Wyoming (Josh Allen), Delaware (Joe Flacco) or Eastern Illinois (Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo); the NFL will look far and wide to find quarterback talent. The 2019 NFL Draft will be no different, and there is a small-school quarterback who is generating a buzz in the scouting community. That player is Central Connecticut’s Jacob Dolegala. While Dolegala has not gotten any media attention, team sources say that Dolegala is an intriguing talent, and some think he could end up being a mid-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

In speaking to team sources, they say that Dolegala has good arm action and great size. The senior is also listed at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds, which is just about ideal for the NFL. On the year, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,221 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Some scouts are hoping that Dolegala will be playing at an all-star game to help them gauge how he handles the better competition. The Senior Bowl really helped Flacco, and the East-West Shrine did a lot for Garoppolo. With Dolegala’s skill set, he could impress in pre-draft workouts. Right now, Dolegala has put himself on the map, and he could end up being graded out as a fourth- or fifth-round pick, according to some sources.