McKenzie Milton

McKenzie Milton

Measurements
  • Height
    5112
  • Hand
    9 1/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    189lbs
  • Arm
    29 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
McKenzie Milton
  • Overall Rank
    306
  • Position Rank
    21
  • Position
    QB
  • Age
    24.7 Years
  • Team
    FLORIDA ST

Stats

Year Games (Wins) Pass Atts Comp% Pass Yards ADOT TDs:INTs Passer Rating Rush Yds
2016 10 (4) 336 57.7% 1983 7.2 10:7 75.9 158
2017 13 (13) 395 67.1% 4037 10.4 37:9 123.0 613
2018 10 (10) 289 59.2% 2663 12.1 25:6 110.0 307
2021 6 (0) 139 58.3% 775 9.1 3:6 62.9 -13

Build

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

Poor height with deficient weight. Bulky, muscular arms of deficient length with limited hand size. Thinner frame that could add weight on very thick thighs. Suffered complete right knee dislocation in 2018 that tore multiple ligaments, tendons, and the main artery. Required emergency surgery to transfer a blood vessel from his left knee and had reconstructive knee surgery in January 2019, expected to never play again. Required two subsequent operations to remove fluid due to an infection. Ultimately missed all of 2019 and 2020, but led UCF's scout team in the latter year

  • Size
    3
  • Length
    2
  • Frame/Durability
    2
Grade 2.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Extremely tough to return from severe injury. Stands in the pocket and will step into contact. High effort and will sacrifice body for yards. ... Wears down throughout games after repeated contact/pressure, gets jumpy, bails on pocket, and shortens mechanics to avoid hits. Limited instincts, notably slow to react to wayward snaps, fumbles repeatedly. Plays severe hero ball when behind, chucking the ball into coverage.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Shows straight-line speed with adequate explosiveness, but clearly has not fully recovered from injury. Frequently stumbles from uncoordinated (or unsupportive) legs and is extremely show to change direction.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    3
  • Flexibility/Bend
    3
  • Change of Direction
    3
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 4.2

Technical

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

Drops quickly and sets up strong base. McKenzie Milton shows flashes of his former Heisman level, flashing elite anticipation and outstanding touch. Three-quarters release. Shows explosion and quickness to escape from rushers in the pocket, flashing feel. Displays adequate velocity on underneath to intermediate passes. Adequate vision outside the pocket. ... Average decision-making, failing to consistently show anticipation to make throws on time. Significantly out-of-sync with receivers. Locks into first read when anticipating pressure. Shows average mechanics, pulling back on plant foot with limited torque, not coordinated in lower body. Limited accuracy, especially when throwing over the OL due to height and lower release angle. Average arm strength due to mechanical issues, ball frequently floats downfield and falls into dirt when throwing on the run. Turns to hero ball when behind.

  • Accuracy
    4
  • Release/Touch
    6
  • Throwing Mechanics
    5
  • Decision Making
    5
  • Create/Throw on Run
    5
  • Leadership/Clutch
    4
  • Mobility
    6
  • Arm Strength
    5
Grade 5.0

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?
Sixth-year who has started 37 of 39 career games at 27-12, including 4 starts of 6 games in 2021 at 0-4. Three-star HS prospect for UCF, taking over as the starter in the third game of his freshman season and leading team to a 6-6 record despite going winless the year prior. Broke out in undefeated 2017, named AAC OPOY and Fourth Team All-America while finishing 8th in Heisman voting. In follow-up 2018, remained undefeated while named AAC OPOY and finished 6th in Heisman voting. Injured right knee, missing two full seasons and transferring to FSU. Returned to field as a backup in the opener, eventually starting 4 games. Under HC Mike Norvell (second season) and OC/QBs Coach Kenny Dillingham (second season), McKenzie Milton led a RPO- and Screen-heavy deep passing attack. Practice squad QB who warrants patience to see if he can continue to recover and re-display the form that got him Heisman votes. Got no help from an FSU offense but continued to fight and compete on every snap. Will be failed by many team doctors, clearly still affected by knee injury and hasn't recovered the basic attributes to play the position.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Notre Dame
  • Sep - 05 - 2021
  • Made some good throws in abbreviated return from injury
  • iconWorst Game
  • v North Carolina State
  • Nov - 06 - 2021
  • Constantly out-of-sync with receivers, hitting only 50% completion with only 5.3 YPA
Best Trait
Toughness/Motor
Pro Comparison
Recovering Seneca Wallace