2021 QB Prospect Watch
David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr
2021 Early QB Prospect Watch
With all the crazy going on in the world the best escape is sports. While the college season is up in the air, we are praying it happens. Do you love the scouting and draft process as much as I do? Here are my early looks at prospects for the upcoming season. It will be fun to compare this now to the end of the year rankings and see who could be this years Joe Burrow and rise up the rankings!
Let’s start with the QB’s. The top-3 seem set in stone, but there are some interesting names to watch this season that should be good prospects that you are not thinking about outside of the big 3. After the top 3, a case for the top 2 or 3 can be debated at this time. Here are some names and brief description for you to watch them this season
Quarter Back top-3
1. Trevor Lawrence – Clemson
2. Justin Fields – Ohio State
3. Trey Lance – North Dakota State
The Other Guys:
Tanner Morgan – Minnesota: shows good work in the RPO game, slotting the ball where it needs to be. Throws with great confidence but lacks the strongest arm.
Desmond Ridder – Cincinnati: duel treat with a live arm. Keeps eyes down field and throws well on the run. Shoulder injury limited him last year. Needs to work on ball placement and taking what the defense gives him.
Brock Purdy – Iowa State: quick release and ability to escape pressure and move the pocket. Lacks arm strength on the outside sideline throws and lacks ideal height (6’1)
Kyle Trask – Florida: ideal size and throwing motion. Works from under center and shotgun well and throws slants, quick pass and back shoulder vertical he excels at. Never started in high-school or college till 2019. Very raw with some bad techniques that need fixing.
Jamie Newman – Georgia: tough player who stands tall in the pocket. He is a good athlete and runner with a good arm. Excellent with intermediate passing game. Strong leader. Not the most accurate passer but can be due to inconsistent mechanics.
Kellen Mond – Texas A & M: shows great poise and focus under pressure and excels at the short and intermediate passing game. Can lack the ability to escape the pocket and can make bad decisions. Struggled against stronger competition.
K.J. Costello – Mississippi State: elite arm that can make all the throws. Shows good balance and mechanics as well. Not an elite athlete but can move in the pocket. Can make some bad choices when he is under pressure. He had an unorthodox throwing technique that works for him where he throws side arm to get more touch on his throws. It works for him but something to keep an eye on.
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