Monday, July 22, 2013

Johnny Manziel Scouting Report

QB #2 Texas A&M          6-1 200 lbs.               Right Handed Redshirted Sophomore

-Good Arm Strength
-Can throw off balanced
-Very quick
-Has never before seen athleticism at the quarterback position
-Has RGIII speed
-Can throw the ball up to his receivers
-Very accurate on short, intermediate, and deep throws
-Has the arm talent to make all the throws from the pocket
-Can drop the ball in front of the safety and corner routes
-Can make some back shoulder throws
-Can fit the ball in the tightest of windows
-Easy throwing motion
-Fun to watch (*Note: Jersey Seller and Ticket Seller)
-Looked much more developed vs. Oklahoma
-Stood in the pocket longer vs. Oklahoma
-Makes sure deep ball is only catchable by receiver or by no one
-Protects his right shoulder when on the run

-Runs a lot of draws (Takes a beating)
-Plays are usually designed for one receiver (does not have to make a lot of reads)
-Gets tricked into running by the defense, then loses yards
-Sometimes backpedals
-Has to jump in order to complete some throws
-Turns body and runs at the sight of pressure which prevents him from throwing
-Needs to throw the ball away more
-Looks to run too much
-Leans back when throwing sometimes
-Tries to throw when feet aren't set
-Often lifts his back leg when throwing
-Does not throw a tight, great, or consistent spiral
-Extremely raw
-Has to use his body too much on some of his throws
-Rarely takes snaps from under center
-Occasionally will have a hard time with the deep comebacks
-Senses pressure too early
-Makes "Freshman/Rookie" mistakes
-Will make his own pressure
-Tried to throw with his left hand instead of taking a sack vs. LSU, and almost was picked off
-Rarely completes the deep ball
-Will lower his left shoulder to finish runs sometimes
-Will throw off his back foot
-Off the field question marks
-Low character
-Can he be a franchise quarterback?
-Is not forced to make many reads, offensive plays are set up

NFL Comparison: Robert Griffin III

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