Chase Garbers

Chase Garbers

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
  • Weight
    218lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/8
  • Speed
QB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6033
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    31.5
  • Weight
    224lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.88
Peter Engler - Scout
Chase Garbers
  • Overall Rank
    251
  • Position Rank
    18
  • Position
    QB
  • Age
    23.1 Years
  • Team
    CAL-BERKELEY

Stats

Year Games (Wins) Pass Atts Comp% Pass Yards ADOT TDs:INTs Passer Rating Rush Yds
2018 12 (7) 260 61.2% 1506 8.2 14:10 79.1 420
2019 9 (7) 215 60.9% 1772 10.9 14:3 102.1 223
2020 4 (1) 136 62.5% 771 8.4 6:3 82.7 75
2021 11 (5) 347 64.3% 2531 9.6 16:8 90.8 456

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Limited height with average weight. Skinner arms of poor length and hand size. Square frame with thick thighs and long legs. Reinjured throwing shoulder in 2019 and missed four games. Lost a game in 2021 due to COVID protocol.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    3
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 3.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Willing to stand in the pocket and take hits. As a runner, Chase Garbers reads blocks well and sacrifices his body to pick up yards in critical situations. ... Repeated pressure will cause jumpy, nervous attitude and early pocket bail. Doesn't display strong body language.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Faster than quick, with adequate foot speed and makes subtle cuts with adequate COD to fight to upfield shoulder, initiating contact to fall forward. ... Limited body control, with loose release and mechanics that especially struggle on the run. Average explosiveness.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Chase Garbers sets the protection pre-snap. Choppy drop. Adequate feel in the pocket. Full-field progression and flashes the ability to get to his third read. Chooses deep shots well & shows anticipation to time release. Adequate accuracy on underneath passes to create YAC. Knows exit angles from the pocket and keeps eyes up when rolling. Adequate mobility to pick up yards as a runner. Multi-year team captain. ... Average decision making, will skip over reads, leading to excessive checkdowns and missed big plays. Doesn't show anticipation on intermediate-to-short throws. Limited mechanics, with wide, loose footwork and release. Mispoints plant foot and kicks in follow-through. Doesn't torque body tightly. Popgun arm of limited strength, struggles to drive ball and frequently lets ball float deep, forcing receiver to slow. Average accuracy, forces receivers to adjust on intermediate to deep passes. Doesn't show touch. When forced from the pocket, doesn't identify open receivers and lacks body control/arm strength to make nearly any throws.

  • Accuracy
    5
  • Release/Touch
    4
  • Throwing Mechanics
    4
  • Decision Making
    5
  • Create/Throw on Run
    4
  • Leadership/Clutch
    6
  • Mobility
    6
  • Arm Strength
    4
Grade 4.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
RS Senior who started 34 of 36 career games at 20-16, including 11 starts in 2021 at 5-6. Four-star HS prospect who redshirted in 2017. Became a regular starter by the end of 2018, never conceding the role except for injuries. Saw his best statistical production in 2019. Two year team captain who was All-PAC-12 Honorable Mention in 2021. Under HC Justin Wilcox (fifth season) and OC/QBs Coach Bill Musgrave (third season), Chase Garbers leads an under center run-first offense that was well-schemed in Pass, frequently freeing receivers downfield with Bunch formations or Wheel-based concepts. Backup QB you can win despite in a run-based offense that simplifies reads with play action. Team captain who shows feel for the pocket with the mobility to get outside. Flashes the ability to protect the ball and be a distributor as a passer. Lacks any standout traits and has durability concerns.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Oregon State
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • Threw three TDs and 10.1 YPA, avoiding any INTs or sacks
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Washington
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Was pressured early and got knocked out of rhythm, forcing a pair of bad INTs
Best Trait
Mobility
Pro Comparison
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