WT: 231 lbs
High School: Del Valle (El Paso, TX)
Accolades: Senior Bowl.
Steven Montez scouting report
Arm Talent: Arm talent is there with Steven Montez. He can put some velocity on the football. Arm talent pops on film. Has the ability to throw on the move. Arm strength is significantly impacted by an improper plant. He doesn’t show much of an ability to hit with the touch ball. 15/20.
Accuracy/Placement: Not very accurate at all. Ball placement is spotty. He had two great receivers in Laviska Shenault and KD Nixon and failed to utilize them at times. Simply doesn’t have control of his arm. Shows flashes of being able to make tight throws in the short to intermediate routes, but often times was very far off the mark, especially with deep thrown balls. 11/25.
Pocket Presence/Footwork: Montez shows some pocket presence, but he doesn’t sustain it through the play. Eyes come off of the downfield and he tries to escape pressure. Footwork is good on the drop back, but he doesn’t consistently work into his plant and ends up throwing wacky footballs. 10/20.
Mobility/Play Creation: Montez is a decently mobile quarterback. Tries to create outside of the pocket but doesn’t do well with that. Eyes come off the downfield when faced with pressure. He struggles to turn his body and achieve a quick release when being chased unless he is throwing the ball away. Tries to force the ball into places to create a big play. 12/20.
Football IQ/Field Vision: Decision making with Montez is a serious issue. He doesn’t see the field very well. I have to wonder about his football intelligence when I watch the negligent throws into coverage that he should have read pre-snap. 6/15.
Leadership/Personality: Steven Montez doesn’t bring any red flags off of the field to a team. A trustworthy, independent soul, Montez is an enjoyable personality and won’t cause any problems. He may not have a chance to be a leader in the NFL, but if he does, he’s a capable leader in and out of the locker room. 5/5.
Overall: Steven Montez is one of these project quarterbacks who has a big arm and needs to learn how to handle it. I don’t think he has enough qualities (size, arm talent) for the NFL to want to draft him. There are so many things to work with and it’s going to be difficult for Montez to find someone who wants to develop him. If he proves in pre-draft interviews that he’s smart and learns quickly, he’s got a chance. At best, he’s a UDFA prospect who gets to stick around a camp for a couple of years. I think that if the XFL works out this year, that’s where he will be heading.
Injury Rating: (+1)
Ceiling Rating: (2)
Overall Grade: 62