Nearly 72% of the class of 2015 is in a FTLT JD required or JD advantage job, which is not bad for a school that's been around 10 years. The reason most grads remain in PA/NJ is largely self-selection, not because the school does a poor job of marketing itself to other legal markets. I know of a Drexel grad who works as an ADA in one of the NYC DA's offices. Getting a job outside PA/NJ is certainly not unheard of. The Tom Kline money is really helping Drexel become an up and coming school in the area.
When you work in a JD advantage job, you are most likely not a lawyer. Nor are you likely to ever then become a lawyer and move into any clerkship/firm job. Since the goal of most law students is to become a lawyer, I'm hesitant to ever include that in any employment statistic comparison. I love seeings grads employed in any capacity vs. unemployed, but it's not the ideal outcome for anyone who enters law school (no one spends 3 years in law school + debt to become a contracts administrator, for example). FTLT J.D. required is a better category to see the health of a law schools employment placement.
As far a school being on the up and up, Drexel's FTLT bar passage required actually went DOWN this year ( -3 from last year), while J.D. Advantage went UP (+8 from last year). Not a good sign. They are improving over the past few years in several categories though, which I am happy to see. The reality is that it won't be a "good" choice for someone without a full ride for several years to come at least.
That is without even getting into biglaw/fed clerkship, although I don't think that's really applicable since people going to Drexel probably aren't looking for that.
UCI is the example of a new school in the past decade that is a success, not Drexel. Even within PA, I would argue Villanova and Temple are better law schools to go to over Drexel (not even counting Penn).
Again, I am really happy it's worked out for you. I just hesitate calling Drexel a solid choice for any potential students without fullride/significant scholarships.