2019 Senior Bowl Contextualized Quarterbacking Profiles

Photo: Nov 23, 2018; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier (7) warms up prior to their game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

This is my second year on the Contextualized Quarterbacking project, which is a charting endeavor designed to bust narratives and force more deliberate, incisive analysis on quarterback prospects.

The full release will come in late February, but I gave a Senior Bowl pre-release last year that many found helpful, so I decided to drop some of those charts again as a little teaser taste.

If you're unfamiliar with the CQ, you can check out last year's iteration, to learn more about the methodology and data behind the process: 2018 Contextualized Quarterbacking.

We don't get a live Wednesday practice with the 2019 crop, which is a terrible shame. But when we get into tonight's tape, we'll be able to see how well each quarterback adapted to the changed day and continued answering the questions set for them during this important week.

Below you'll find each profile, which includes three charts of data on each Senior Bowl QB (save for Trace McSorley, who got an undraftable grade from me) as well as analysis on their biggest weakness, their biggest strength, and the number one question they need to answer during the week. If you have any further questions about what the CQ allows us to understand about QB prospects, you can always hit me up on Twitter @BenjaminSolak to chat about some signal-callers.


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Daniel Jones

Duke's Daniel Jones is a much-ballyhooed prospect, but with his limited offense that relied heavily on short, first-read throws, questions abound about his ability to handle the full weight of an NFL offense.


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Drew Lock

Missouri's Drew Lock is one of the more physically gifted quarterbacks here, but struggles with consistency and reading the full-field. And how strong is that arm, really?


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Will Grier

West Virginia's Will Grier doesn't have the traits of an elite passer, but he can win out of structure and lace some sweet passes down the field when he's on the move. A team could win with him at the helm.


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Jarrett Stidham

Auburn's Jarrett Stidham struggles when the odds are stacked up against him. With all of the intangibles of an NFL quarterback, is there enough to develop for teams to get interested?


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Tyree Jackson

It doesn't get much toolsier than Buffalo's Tyree Jackson, but he can also win off of his first read and by managing the pocket. Can he whittle down the bad decisions to become a reliable quantity at the position?


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Gardner Minshew

Washington State's Gardner Minshew doesn't have starter tools, but he has a starter mentality and a starter's chutzpah. He can land a spot as a long term back-up with a strong week here -- if he can pull off an under center snap.


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2019 Contextualized Quarterbacking Profile: Ryan Finley

NC State's Ryan Finley has an accurate ball to all three levels of the field, but you wonder how well his mobility, arm strength, and confidence in the pocket will hold up under NFL duress.

Written By:

Benjamin Solak

Director of Special Projects

Director of Special Projects and Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-host of the Locked On NFL Draft Podcast. The 3-Wide Raven.

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