Aaron Rodgers Scouting Report (Premium Content Sample)

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#12​ ​Aaron​ ​Rodgers​ ​​6’2”​ ​223​ ​13th​ ​Year,​ ​California

Overview

Aaron​ ​Rodgers​ ​is​ ​viewed​ ​by​ ​many​ ​as​ ​the​ ​best​ ​quarterback​ ​in​ ​the​ ​league.​ ​We​ ​believe​ ​he​ ​is​ ​the most​ ​physically​ ​gifted​ ​passer​ ​in​ ​the​ ​game​ ​today​ ​and​ ​possibly​ ​of​ ​all​ ​time.​ ​The​ ​transformation​ ​that Rodgers​ ​has​ ​gone​ ​under​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​his​ ​career​ ​has​ ​been​ ​astonishing.​ ​He​ ​came into​ ​the​ ​league​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tightly​ ​wound​ ​up​ ​somewhat​ ​antsy​ ​Jeff​ ​Tedford​ ​protege​ ​as​ ​he​ ​looked​ ​overly mechanical​ ​and​ ​robotic​ ​early​ ​on​ ​(2005-2007)​ ​It​ ​was​ ​not​ ​until​ ​he​ ​took​ ​the​ ​reigns​ ​full​ ​time​ ​in​ ​2008 that​ ​his​ ​true​ ​talent​ ​began​ ​to​ ​show.​ ​From​ ​the​ ​outset​ ​Rodgers​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​with​ ​effortless​ ​ease was​ ​second​ ​to​ ​none​ ​and​ ​his​ ​arm​ ​has​ ​always​ ​been​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​strongest​ ​if​ ​not​ ​the​ ​strongest​ ​arm in​ ​the​ ​game.​ ​For​ ​his​ ​career,​ ​Aaron​ ​has​ ​thrown​ ​for​ ​over​ ​36,000​ ​yards​ ​with​ ​297​ ​touchdowns​ ​to just​ ​72​ ​interceptions​ ​while​ ​also​ ​rushing​ ​for​ ​25​ ​touchdowns.

Analysis

Rodgers​ ​is​ ​arguably​ ​the​ ​best​ ​second​ ​reaction​ ​quarterback​ ​of​ ​all​ ​time​ ​-​ ​meaning​ ​he​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to extend​ ​plays​ ​at​ ​a​ ​Hall​ ​of​ ​Fame​ ​type​ ​level​ ​after​ ​he​ ​is​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​react​ ​off​ ​the​ ​initial​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​a given​ ​play.​ ​Rodgers​ ​executes​ ​this​ ​in​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​intuitive​ ​fashion​ ​and​ ​does​ ​it​ ​at​ ​a​ ​considerably higher​ ​rate​ ​than​ ​every​ ​other​ ​quarterback​ ​in​ ​the​ ​league.​ ​His​ ​success​ ​rate​ ​is​ ​very​ ​high​ ​as​ ​well which​ ​has​ ​resulted​ ​in​ ​weekly​ ​off-script​ ​highlight​ ​reels​ ​for​ ​Rodgers.​ ​​ ​Rodgers​ ​has​ ​a​ ​rare​ ​ability​ ​to play​ ​the​ ​position​ ​with​ ​a​ ​risk​ ​taking​ ​style​ ​while​ ​still​ ​bringing​ ​judicious​ ​decision​ ​making​ ​to​ ​the​ ​field. He​ ​will​ ​at​ ​times​ ​bypass​ ​throws​ ​that​ ​are​ ​open​ ​early​ ​in​ ​the​ ​down​ ​within​ ​the​ ​timing​ ​and​ ​structure​ ​of a​ ​play​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​create​ ​and​ ​play​ ​the​ ​game​ ​from​ ​the​ ​aforementioned​ ​second​ ​reaction standpoint.​ ​This​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​cause​ ​of​ ​frustration​ ​locally​ ​in​ ​Green​ ​Bay​ ​and​ ​around​ ​the​ ​league​ ​due because​ ​there​ ​are​ ​numerous​ ​instances​ ​when​ ​Rodgers​ ​solely​ ​relies​ ​on​ ​pocket​ ​precision​ ​and beating​ ​the​ ​opposition​ ​before​ ​the​ ​snap.​ ​It​ ​almost​ ​seems​ ​as​ ​if​ ​Rodgers​ ​is​ ​literally​ ​at​ ​times​ ​playing mind​ ​games​ ​with​ ​the​ ​defense​ ​just​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​he​ ​can​ ​get​ ​away​ ​with​ ​which​ ​has​ ​resulted​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fair amount​ ​of​ ​unnecessary​ ​hits​ ​over​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​the​ ​past​ ​few​ ​years.​ ​Some​ ​of​ ​Rodgers​ ​best games​ ​from​ ​2016​ ​​(Lions,​ ​Bears,​ ​Vikings​)​ ​all​ ​at​ ​home​ ​by​ ​the​ ​way​ ​were​ ​due​ ​to​ ​Rodgers​ ​playing​ ​at a​ ​PHD​ ​level​ ​from​ ​the​ ​pocket.​ ​Rodgers​ ​has​ ​a​ ​Dan​ ​Marino​ ​type​ ​release​ ​which​ ​is​ ​regarded​ ​as hands​ ​down​ ​the​ ​quickest​ ​and​ ​most​ ​natural​ ​in​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​league.

 

2017​ ​Projection

Rodgers​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​have​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​healthy​ ​for​ ​the​ ​duration​ ​of​ ​2017​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Packers​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a chance​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​postseason.​ ​Rodgers​ ​has​ ​shouldered​ ​quite​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years and​ ​2017​ ​would​ ​be​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​time​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Packers​ ​to​ ​return​ ​the​ ​favor​ ​and​ ​support​ ​Rodgers​ ​in ways​ ​not​ ​yet​ ​seen.​ ​Perhaps​ ​the​ ​defense​ ​can​ ​make​ ​strides​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​team​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​position to​ ​secure​ ​home​ ​field​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​playoffs.

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Jaguars New QB Ryan Nassib Scouting Report

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Who says you can’t look like a linebacker and play quarterback in the NFL?

#2​ ​Ryan​ ​Nassib​​ ​6’2”​ ​223​ ​5th​ ​Year,​ ​Syracuse

Overview/Analysis

Nassib​ ​quite​ ​simply​ ​is​ ​a​ ​​ ​football​ ​player​ ​who​ ​happens​ ​to​ ​play​ ​quarterback.​ ​​ ​Regular​ ​season opportunities​ ​have​ ​been​ ​limited​ ​for​ ​Nassib​ ​but​ ​he​ ​did​ ​flash​ ​his​ ​ability​ ​during​ ​a​ ​garbage​ ​time contest​ ​at​ ​Minnesota​ ​late​ ​in​ ​2015​ ​where​ ​he​ ​threw​ ​a​ ​perfectly​ ​placed​ ​touchdown​ ​pass.​ ​During the​ ​preseason​ ​Nassib​ ​has​ ​shown​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​move​ ​the​ ​offense​ ​down​ ​the​ ​field​ ​at​ ​times​ ​while displaying​ ​good​ ​enough​ ​throwing​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​at​ ​least​ ​garner​ ​consideration​ ​as​ ​to​ ​what​ ​he​ ​could become​ ​as​ ​a​ ​starter​ ​down​ ​the​ ​line.​ ​However,​ ​he​ ​did​ ​have​ ​an​ ​erratic​ ​2016​ ​preseason​….

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian Scouting Report

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#13​ ​Trevor​ ​Siemian​​ ​6’3”​ ​220​ ​3rd​ ​Year,​ ​Northwestern

Overview

Trevor​ ​Siemian​ ​played​ ​solid​ ​football​ ​in​ ​spades​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​duration​ ​of​ ​2016​ ​as​ ​a​ ​first​ ​time starting​ ​quarterback​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Broncos.​ ​Just​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​with​ ​ZERO​ ​experience​ ​up until​ ​that​ ​point​ ​could​ ​gain​ ​the​ ​trust​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​coming​ ​off​ ​a​ ​Super​ ​Bowl​ ​victory​ ​is​ ​astonishing​ ​and speaks​ ​to​ ​not​ ​only​ ​the​ ​type​ ​of​ ​potential​ ​he​ ​has​ ​a​ p​ layer​ ​but​ ​also​ ​his​ ​demeanor​ ​and​ ​leadership skills.​ ​Siemian​ ​went​ ​through​ ​typical​ ​growing​ ​pains​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​(every​ ​rookie​ ​QB​ ​does)​ ​and​ ​had some​ ​rough​ ​stretches​ ​of​ ​football.​ ​But​ ​those​ ​were​ ​outweighed​ ​by​ ​his​ ​strong​ ​performances throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​(Chiefs,​ ​Bengals).​ ​Siemian​ ​ended​ ​up​ ​throwing​ ​for​ ​3,400​ ​yards​ ​with​ ​18 touchdowns​ ​and​ ​10​ ​interceptions​ ​while​ ​starting​ ​14​ ​games.

 

Analysis

Siemian​ ​does​ ​a​ ​good​ ​job​ ​of​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​out​ ​of​ ​his​ ​hand​ ​quickly​ ​which​ ​underscores​ ​his​ ​ability to​ ​quickly​ ​process​ ​information​ ​and​ ​be​ ​confident​ ​when​ ​the​ ​picture​ ​is​ ​clear​ ​for​ ​him​ ​pre​ ​snap.​ ​He​ ​is adept​ ​at​ ​leading​ ​receiving​ ​targets​ ​into​ ​windows​ ​within​ ​the​ ​intermediate​ ​game​ ​and​ ​changes​ ​ball trajectory​ ​with​ ​ease.​ ​​ ​A​ ​true​ ​intuitive​ ​sense​ ​exists​ ​in​ ​Siemian​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​throwing​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​to​ ​right target​ ​at​ ​the​ ​right​ ​time.​ ​Not​ ​to​ ​say​ ​this​ ​happened​ ​all​ ​the​ ​time​ ​but​ ​more​ ​often​ ​than​ ​not​ ​his​ ​2016 tape​ ​shows​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​who​ ​quickly​ ​isolates​ ​where​ ​to​ ​go​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​and​ ​utilizes​ ​refined elements​ ​such​ ​as​ ​anticipation​ ​and​ ​touch​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​his​ ​throws.​ ​Some​ ​of​ ​this​ ​has​ ​to​ ​do with​ ​how​ ​the​ ​coaching​ ​staff​ ​designed​ ​their​ ​offense​ ​for​ ​Trevor​ ​as​ ​certain​ ​reads​ ​were​ ​not​ ​as complex​ ​as​ ​perhaps​ ​in​ ​years​ ​past​ ​with​ ​Peyton​ ​at​ ​the​ ​control.​ ​Trevor​ ​is​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deep​ ​fade​ ​ball thrower​ ​even​ ​though​ ​he​ ​lacks​ ​above​ ​average​ ​arm​ ​strength.​ ​He​ ​does​ ​however​ ​have​ ​enough​ ​arm strength​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​passes​ ​asked​ ​of​ ​him.​ ​He​ ​showed​ ​on​ ​multiple​ ​occasions​ ​the ability​ ​to​ ​instinctively​ ​adjust​ ​his​ ​arm​ ​slot​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​completion​ ​whether​ ​that​ ​was​ ​throwing around​ ​a​ ​defensive​ ​lineman,​ ​or​ ​when​ ​he​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​over​ ​a​ ​2nd​ ​level​ ​defender​ ​with​ ​touch. Siemian​ ​is​ ​an​ ​easy​ ​thrower​ ​who​ ​sets​ ​up​ ​crisply​ ​during​ ​his​ ​drops.​ ​Fluid​ ​mover​ ​who​ ​lacks​ ​top​ ​end speed​ ​but​ ​is​ ​athletic​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​make​ ​things​ ​happen​ ​off-script.​ ​The​ ​prevailing​ ​theme​ ​to​ ​his​ ​game is​ ​his​ ​great​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​anticipate​ ​windows​ ​and​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​his​ ​receivers​ ​to​ ​green​ ​grass​ ​when​ ​he​ ​is​ ​able to​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​schedule​ ​and​ ​the​ ​picture​ ​is​ ​clear.​ ​Trevor​ ​Does​ ​have​ ​a​ ​tendency​ ​to​ ​short​ ​arm​ ​some of​ ​his​ ​passes​ ​at​ ​times​ ​which​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​small​ ​bouts​ ​of​ ​erratic​ ​throws.​ ​Trevor’s​ ​decision​ ​making came​ ​under​ ​question​ ​when​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​pressure​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​and​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​the​ ​blueprint​ ​on how​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​him​ ​until​ ​proven​ ​otherwise.

2017​ ​Projection

Siemian​ ​(In​ ​Theory)​ ​should​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​driver’s​ ​seat​ ​to​ ​retain​ ​his​ ​job​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Broncos​ ​starting quarterback.​ ​The​ ​problem​ ​is​ ​Paxton​ ​Lynch​ ​was​ ​selected​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​round​ ​(2016)​ ​and​ ​Trevor was​ ​an​ ​undrafted​ ​free​ ​agent.​ ​Siemian​ ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​situation​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​having​ ​to win​ ​the​ ​job​ ​over​ ​again​ ​and​ ​fend​ ​off​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​in​ ​Lynch​ ​who​ ​may​ ​be​ ​given​ ​every​ ​opportunity to​ ​win​ ​the​ ​job.

Isolation Series, Scott Tolzien Interception

Author – Bryan Trulen

Scott Tolzien got the nod Sunday at the Coliseum as the Indianapolis Colts opened the 2017 campaign against the LA Rams. It was an uneven performance with more bad than good for Tolzien as he went 9-18 for 128 Yards with 2 INT on the day. He also had a should have been TD pass stripped away by the Officials. We break down his first pass interception in detail.

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(All Visual Content courtesy of NFL Game Pass)

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Tolzien is confronted with a 3rd and Long situation on Indy’s opening drive. His pre-snap indicator is most likely the SS playing bump and run press man on the middle receiver (His Intended Target)
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As Tolzien hitches up in the pocket, he has made up his mind and is placing trust in his intial pre snap read. The outside WR is running open and has green grass in front of him
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We are able to clearly see the open Colts wr running across the field.
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Tolzien’s line of sight is most likely inhibited due to interior pressure however this is a situation where throwing blindly with confidence comes in handy. The under route is clearly wide open and would have gotten the Colts a first down.
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The ball is in the air and the Ram’s DB is in prime position to intercept the pass. Tolzien getting a bit greedy in the pre snap phase and not taking what is there resulted in a pick six for Los Angeles.

New Colts QB Jacoby Brissett Analysis

Author – Bryan Trulen

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#7 Jacoby Brissett 6’4” 235 2nd Year, North Carolina State

Overview

Jacoby Brissett was a third round selection for the Patriots just two years ago. He stepped into the quarterback room and has showed that he belongs in the league. Brissett made a spot start last season and dazzled at times with his athleticism and arm strength. Look for him to continue upward on his developmental track in 2017 and continue to become more comfortable as a passer within the Patriots system.

Analysis

Brings to the table many desirable traits for the position. Sheer arm strength and velocity are staples of his game as is his fearless nature within the pocket as he does not flinch in the face of pressure. Truly a tough quarterback who has the body and build to withstand physical punishment. Very comfortable throwing on the move as he was often running for life during his time at NC State. This is two fold because he developed some bad habits in college due to the constant pressure was under. This disallowed growth to form in terms of him becoming a seasoned passer. The thing with Brissett though is that he shows ability on film that makes you believe__  To Read the entire report on Brissett as well as every other league QB purchase our 2017 Pro QB Almanac