Build – Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?
Excellent size – will have no problem seeing entire field and will be able to manipulate defenders with his eyes.
Mental – Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?
Plays quick. Sees and understands what the defense is trying to do before they actually do it. Can process a lot of information quickly – both pre and post snap. Relays audibles and checks from the sideline immediately. Has used cadence to draw defenders offsides and earn “free plays”. Isn’t afraid to take hits to make the play.
Athleticism – Does he have the athletic traits you want?
Deceptive speed and quickness. Agile in the pocket and escaping out. Extends plays with legs while keeping eyes down field. Makes accurate throws on the move to both the right and the left with ease. Has the ability to run when it presents itself but uses the scramble to throw.
Technical – Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?
Near perfect throwing mechanics combined with elite natural ability to throw the ball accurately with touch or pace. Very strong arm – can make every throw on the field. Elite accuracy on all three levels of throws. Back shoulder anticipation and accuracy is impressive. Technically sound footwork on straight drop backs, RPOs, play action, and rollouts. “Missed” throws are in a good location where WR is protected and only the WR can make a play on it.
Summary – What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Can’t miss prospect – top 3 pick lock. Will walk into whichever organization drafts him and will be the immediate QB1 and face of the franchise. Has the potential to be a top 5 QB in the NFL for many years. Will be expected to play at a high level and elevate performance of teammates immediately. Benefits from playing on the biggest stages college football so he will be able to handle the pressure and expectations that will be on him.