Kaleb Eleby

Kaleb Eleby

Measurements
  • Height
    6006
  • Hand
    9 2/8
  • VJ
    25.5
  • Weight
    210lbs
  • Arm
    30 5/8
  • Speed
QB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6033
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    31.5
  • Weight
    224lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.88
Peter Engler - Scout
Kaleb Eleby
  • Overall Rank
    274
  • Position Rank
    20
  • Position
    QB
  • Age
    22.3 Years
  • Team
    WESTERN MICHIGAN

Stats

Year Games (Wins) Pass Atts Comp% Pass Yards ADOT TDs:INTs Passer Rating Rush Yds
2018 5 (1) 148 62.2% 1092 9.4 4:3 85.2 53
2020 6 (4) 153 64.0% 1699 11.7 18:2 135.7 91
2021 13 (8) 361 63.4% 3277 11.3 23:6 107.1 245

Build

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

Limited height and weight. Thick frame with adequate arms, above the line lower half. No reported injuries.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Streaky passer, accurately placing passes when he gets going. Adequate instincts in RPO & decision making. … Unplayable when not in rhythm, struggling for accuracy and forcing passes. Doesn't show feel in the pocket, lets eyes drop against pressure and struggles to reset.

  • Toughness
    3
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate play strength, can fall forward as a runner. Average foot speed with limited acceleration, can't avoid rushers in the backfield. Limited COD and body control.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 4.7

Technical

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

Above the line RPO decisions. Looks off safety and flashes a pump to move LBs. Timing passer, with adequate accuracy in rhythm to hit receivers in motion. Adequate anticipation of breaks. Flashes adequate velocity on underneath throws and above the line touch on deep balls… Lacks smooth drop, with hectic feet. Commonly gets stuck on initial read. Average feel in the pocket. Limited mechanics, inconsistent throughout. Overstrides with inside-pointed plant foot, then pulls it back during throw. Average arm strength, needing to fully engage body to make intermediate to deep throws with anticipation. Inaccurate out-of-rhythm and in big situations, with limited placement across the field preventing YAC. Struggles to avoid DL & LB arms due to height. Poor create, lacking accel to break the pocket or foot speed to gain yards on the ground. Doesn't show processing to find coverage holes on the run.

  • Accuracy
    5
  • Release/Touch
    6
  • Throwing Mechanics
    4
  • Decision Making
    6
  • Create/Throw on Run
    3
  • Leadership/Clutch
    4
  • Mobility
    4
  • Arm Strength
    5
Grade 4.6

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 Junior who has started 23 of 24 career games at 13-11, including all 13 in 2021 at 8-5. Three-star HS recruit who started the final four games as a true freshman after an injury to starter Jon Wassink. Redshirted the next season and was the full-time starter each of 2020 and 2021, earning Third Team All-MAC in 2020 and Second Team All-MAC in 2021. Under HC Tim Lester (fifth season) and Co-OC/QBs Coach Eric Evans (fifth season), player was starter in a RPO-heavy offense that ranked 34th for scoring, 18th for rush offense, and 12th for total offense. Low-end backup you can win despite given receivers who can consistently uncover in a timing-based offense. Reads RPOs well and keeps the ball out of danger. Streaky with inconsistent mechanics, lacking for accuracy out of rhythm and failing to create. Doesn't have natural arm strength or mobility.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Pittsburgh
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • Won shootout against P5 team with 3:0 TD:INT and 10.5 YPA
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Michigan
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • Out of rhythm and inaccurate all game, 20/37 with several dropped INTs
Best Trait
Timing/RPOs
Pro Comparison
Ian Book-lite