HT: 6’2 5/8″
WT: 211 lbs
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Pinnacle (Phoenix, AZ)
Accolades: NFL Combine. NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. 2018 Team Captain. 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten.
Scouting Report: QB Brian Lewerke, Michigan State
Arm Talent: Arm talent is lacking for Brian Lewerke. It’s certainly not the strength of his game. He shows the ability to throw with touch and arc. Wasn’t asked to dial the ball downfield very much, and when he did he didn’t show the ability to consistently complete those passes.
Accuracy/Placement: Accuracy is very spotty for Lewerke, who isn’t consistent with his fundamentals at all. I can’t even put him down as a “box-accuracy” quarterback. Lewerke’s throws will land all over the chart. When he is in rhythm, Lewerke can get the ball into tight spaces. However, his rhythm seems to be with a more west coast style of an offense.
Pocket Presence/Footwork: From a technical standpoint, Lewerke is all jacked up. His pocket presence is alarming, doesn’t do a very good job of staying calm under pressure. Footwork isn’t consistent and he doesn’t often step into his throws.
Mobility/Play Creation: Brian Lewerke has some mobility to him. He was asked to play zone-read within the offense and showed ample maneuverability with the ball in his hands. His play creation is concerning. Doesn’t extend plays very well, doesn’t try to either. He doesn’t naturally feel the pocket and is content with pulling the ball down and taking a sack rather than throwing the ball away.
Football IQ/Field Vision: Doesn’t see the field as well as you would like and makes boneheaded decisions trying to force the ball through too much traffic. I think that Lewerke will try too hard to create play opportunities with his arm, and will force the football into places that no football should ever go.
Overall: I’m concerned with a lot of things involving Brian Lewerke as a professional prospect. I don’t believe his arm is strong enough to be in the NFL long term, and his technical flaws are much too glaring to be a serious prospect. If he lands in the right situation where he can sit and learn, he could end up being a decent backup in the league. However, he’s not shown any progress developing and continues to show the same flaws. He’s a UDFA in my book.