Pat Devlin Scouting Report

Pat Devlin QB Delaware #17

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 222

Strengths:
Prototypical height and overall size for a NFL quarterback. Puts a nice touch on his passes; knows when to take something off and knows when he needs to fire it into a tight spot. Accuracy is impressive. Very patient in the pocket; does a great job standing tall and keeping his eyes down field as pressure closes in around him. Appears to be very poised under pressure. Very smart with the football – threw just 3 interceptions in 384 attempts as a senior.
Weaknesses:
Level of competition is a concern; limited playing time against top defenses. Adequate arm strength, but nothing special. Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun – something which is becoming less of a concern for NFL teams. Limited mobility; can occasionally buy time with his feet but is not a threat to run.
Comments:
Skeptics will say that Devlin is only getting publicity because people are searching for the next Joe Flacco, but he is a legitimate prospect. He isn’t quite on Flacco’s level, but he definitely possesses the skills to be a starter at the next level. Everything Devlin does makes him look like a NFL quarterback, the only question that remains is can he do it against NFL defenses? What encourages me most is his patience. He looks very cool under pressure and if he can maintain that poise at the next level he will succeed.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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