2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Feleipe Franks

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Starting out his career at Florida, Feleipe Franks transferred to Arkansas during his final season. Before transferring, he recorded 698 passing yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions, completing 76.1% of his passes prior to a season-ending ankle injury in 2019. Quickly welcomed at Arkansas, Franks revitalized himself and infused energy into a program fresh off of a 2-10 season. Franks unlocked new levels in his game that didn’t seem to be apparent during his time in Gainesville. At 6-foot-6, he’s a tall passer that has average traits all around. He has an average arm that's helped him take advantage of the short-to-intermediate areas that are centered around run-pass options and half-field reads. Franks has enough mobility to get himself out of harm's way and to also be a threat as a designed runner. Still a huge project, he projects as a player that still needs a lot of time in order to potentially reach the final stages of his development. 

Ideal Role: Developmental No. 3 or long-term practice squad QB.

Scheme Fit: Erhardt-Perkins offensive system that incorporates some designed QB runs.

Written by Jordan Reid

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Jordan Reid

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Jordan Reid is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Gaining experience from various lenses of the game, he has previously served as a college quarterback, position coach, and recruiting coordinator at North Carolina Central University. He now serves as a Color Commentator for FloSports, covering both high school and college football games around the country while also being the host of The Reid Option Podcast.

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