Dustin Crum

Dustin Crum

Measurements
  • Height
    6010
  • Hand
    9 3/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    210lbs
  • Arm
    31 6/8
  • Speed
    4.75
QB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6033
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    31.5
  • Weight
    224lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.88
Peter Engler - Scout
Dustin Crum
  • Overall Rank
    84
  • Position Rank
    4
  • Position
    QB
  • Age
    23.5 Years
  • Team
    KENT ST

Stats

Year Games (Wins) Pass Atts Comp% Pass Yards ADOT TDs:INTs Passer Rating Rush Yds
2017 10 (1) 30 53.3% 232 8.7 1:2 62.1 426
2018 9 (2) 27 59.3% 176 6.5 2:0 103.3 119
2019 13 (7) 311 69.5% 2625 8.8 20:2 113.6 884
2020 4 (3) 115 73.0% 1181 11.1 12:2 133.4 249
2021 14 (7) 382 63.9% 3206 11.0 20:6 101.5 930

Build

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

Limited height with average weight. Average arm definition with adequate length and limited hand size. Average frame that could bulk slightly at core. Long legs with adequate thighs. No reported injuries.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Makes full-field reads. Prepared, knows how to read a defense and respond accordingly. Reads RPOs effectively. Above the line instincts to find available shots while protecting the ball. Poised under pressure and throws through contact. Pops up from big hits and will initiate contact as a runner in big situations. Puts his body in the way as a blocker when necessary. ... Doesn't show comfort sliding and will put his body in harm's way.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate speed, can beat DL and slower LBs to corner. Falls forward with adequate play strength. … Faster than quick, with average COD.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • 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?

Smooth drop. Keeps feet moving in the pocket. Reads Man/Zone very quickly and consistently looks to appropriate read. Outstanding anticipation, throws receivers open on the sideline. Rarely throws bad-decision INTs. Can drop passes above LBs or attack deep/outside with above the line touch. Above the line accuracy short-to-intermediate, will create YAC with placement and hit receivers in stride. Loves to attack deep, can hit 55-yd throws with adequate accuracy. Adequate feel in the pocket and can slide/climb. Outside the pocket, makes smart decisions and can hit underneath targets or throwaway. … In progression, takes a beat too long to verify WR is open before throw. Doesn't keep ball high and tight in the pocket. Lets eyes drop v pressure and won't reset when he can run instead. In quick game, too rigid in resetting feet and can be baited by Zone defenders. Average mechanics, with off elbow away from body, failing to torque effectively. Doesn't effectively transfer weight, overextending on plant foot and retracting in throw, impacting accuracy. Bigger eyes than arm, taking shots that die down the field due to pause before throw. From the pocket, liable to run into DL when escaping.

  • Accuracy
    6
  • Release/Touch
    7
  • Throwing Mechanics
    5
  • Decision Making
    8
  • Create/Throw on Run
    6
  • Leadership/Clutch
    7
  • Mobility
    6
  • Arm Strength
    6
Grade 6.4

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 has started 32 of 50 career games with a 20-30 career record, including starting all 14 games in 2021 at 7-7. Two-star recruit who also played basketball and baseball in HS. Took his only scholarship offer to major in Aerospace Engineering, starting two games as injury replacement and leading the team in rushing four times. Saw only backup action as a sophomore in 2018 and lost the starting job to Woody Barrett in the 2019 preseason, but took over midway through the first game and never gave up the starting job again. Named First Team All-MAC in abridged 2020 season, then repeated in 2021 and added the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the top player in the MAC. First Kent St QB since 1974 to lead three consecutive winning seasons. Under HC Coach Sean Lewis (fourth season) and OC Andrew Sowder (fourth season), Crum leads a spread attack almost exclusively from shotgun, with numerous RPOs, Screens, and Mesh concepts in addition to Fly and Hitch routes. Low-level starter you can win with given adequate Pass Pro and multiple options who shows potential to reach mid-tier status given mechanical refinement to improve accuracy. Gunslinger who reads the defense well and makes smart decisions, showing sufficient accuracy, anticipation, and arm strength to move the chains and set up preferred deep shots. A bit undersized and mechanically loose, doesn't figure to have the same success as a runner in the NFL.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Iowa
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • Against P5 opponent, hit 67% completion with a TD & no INTs despite only 20% of yards coming after the catch
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Texas A&M
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • Not bad, but baited into two INTs and only 3.4 YPA vs swarming defense
Best Trait
Decision Making
Pro Comparison
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