2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Trey Lance

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Trey Lance is a quarterback who has aligned in the pistol, the gun, and has shown the ability to run the offense from under center. He plays the position with good athleticism, as evidenced by his ability to get out of the pocket and extend plays with his legs. Even within the pocket, his mobility and footwork seemed to have developed. Because he is a threat to move the chains with his legs, he needs to be accounted for in the zone-read game. As a passer, he seems to be able to generate velocity on his throws, which is critical for playing in the elements. He has also shown some touch and accuracy down the field on his deep throws. He needs to continue to develop the subtle nuances of the position to continue to maximize his natural talent as a passer.

Ideal Role: Eventual NFL starting QB.

Scheme Fit: A scheme uniquely designed to accentuate his ability as a passer as well as a runner. 

Games watched: Youngstown (2019), UNI (2019), SDSU (2019), UC Davis (2019), Butler (2019), Central Arkansas (2020)

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Written By:

Drae Harris

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Drae Harris is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst and seven-year scouting veteran in the NFL. He's a former player for the Cal Golden Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

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