6’2” – 220 lbs.
Five-star recruit who changed his commitment from Alabama to Georgia. Took over as the team’s starting quarterback as a true freshman after Jacob Eason got hurt in the season opener, finishing with 2,615 yards (62.2%), 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Followed that up with a 2,761 yard (67.4%), 30 touchdown, six interception sophomore campaign which ended in a national championship loss to Alabama, then threw for 2,860 yards (60.8%), 24 touchdowns, and five interceptions as a junior before declaring for the draft. Considered a great leader. Overall size is adequate for a pro quarterback, although pre-draft measurements will be important in order to confirm his height. Throws a lot of his passes from three- or five-step drops out of the shotgun in an offense which called for him to throw down the field and toward the sidelines regularly against some of college football’s best defenses. Will also come up and play under center, often throwing off of play-action. Makes decisions with the ball quickly, getting it out with rhythm at the end of his drop; however, will attempt some risky passes into coverage at times. Mechanics are sound. Has pretty clean footwork when dropping back, throws from a wide base, and follows through in his throwing motion. Has a quick over-the-top release and can drop down his arm angle in the screen game. Was asked to throw while rolling out to his right at times but struggles with placement when throwing off-base. Overall arm talent is just adequate; relies more on anticipation and timing to complete throws than velocity, which leaves a little bit to be desired. Balls thrown toward the sidelines can be a little bit slow to get there at times, and needs to step into throws to get the necessary juice. However, throws the deep ball well, mostly over the middle of the field. Gets a lot of air under his throws, with the timing and touch to drop throws in buckets down the field. Despite completing less than 61% of his passes this past year, accuracy is good. This past season, was dealing with the loss of several of his top targets, leading to some issues with drops, but generally speaking he throws a very catchable ball. However, lack of velocity can sometimes allow defenders to break up throws, and will also dribble passes in front of receivers from time to time; more likely to miss low than high. Willing to stand in and take a hit to complete a pass. A three-year starter at one of college football’s premier programs, he is one of the most polished quarterback prospects in this year’s class, demonstrating sound fundamentals and decision-making, with good ball placement in an offense which called for him to attempt pro-style throws outside the hashes on a regular basis. However, will need to keep working on his velocity to be more than a game manager type.