18 Sep 2020

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QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

#10
HT: 6’6-1/4″
WT: 236 lbs
DOB: 3/10/1998
Year: Senior
High School: Sheldon (Eugene, OR)
Accolades: 2019 Campbell Trophy Winner. 2018 1st Team All-PAC 12, All-American Academic, All PAC-12 Academic. 2017 All PAC-12 Academic.

40: 4.68
Vert: 35.5
Broad: 123
3 Cone: 7.06
20 Shtl: 4.46

Justin Herbert scouting report

Arm Talent: Justin Herbert has natural arm talent. He has been throwing most of his life, was an all-star pitcher in high school as well as a 3-star quarterback recruit. He has an excellent arm, however, the scheme at Oregon didn’t allow him to use it very often. When he does uncork a cannon down the sideline, it’s a very pretty ball. 19/20. 

Accuracy/Placement: Herbert has displayed excellent accuracy and placement in the short to intermediate levels of the field. He has shown the ability to place footballs very well deep too, although it is not as consistent. Herbert is not very accurate when trying to create. 18/25. 

Pocket Presence/Footwork: Doesn’t have a natural feel of the pocket, and footwork is normally good but shows flashes of being lazy. Inconsistent at best. His pocket presence is good, as is his awareness. He extends the play naturally and moves to space. 13/20. 

Mobility/Play Creation: Very mobile in the backfield. Always moving to create down the field. For a man his size, Herbert can move. He does so very well. While under pressure, his accuracy is spotty especially when out of the pocket. 14/20. 

Football IQ/Field Vision: Sometimes doesn’t see his receivers open deep. He seems to struggle through reads at times and doesn’t get the ball downfield as a result of it. Decision making, especially when under pressure, is very questionable. I have to wonder how many times he was asked to go through progressions as many of the Oregon plays are one read plays. Doesn’t often look off defenders, stares receivers down. It appears that a lot of his throws are pre-determined reads. 9/15. 

Leadership/Personality: Herbert is naturally more introverted. Teammates respond to him well and play well for him. Helped turn a 4-8 team his freshman season into a 12-2 Rose Bowl-winning team. He grew a lot during those four years. 5/5.

Overall: I have many questions after observing the film on Justin Herbert about his ability to effectively run an offense. Most of his fundamentals are raw and while he has a good arm, he’s spotty at times with his accuracy and the scheme appears to limit him. Was he limited to protect his flaws or was it incompetent coaching? That’s what we intend to find out over the next few months, but as of now he’s shown me day two tape and I think he’s a second-round prospect.

Injury Rating: (+2)
Ceiling Rating: (3)
Overall Grade: 83

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