Jake Luton

QB, Oregon State

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #6
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'7"
  • DOB --
  • WT 230 lbs




    PROS: NFL frame with the necessary arm strength to survive in the league. Has good drive on short crossing routes with a nice over-the-top release to put balls on a line and deliver through tight windows. Mobility is solid for such a big dude and has a nice feel for when to climb the pocket and when to break the pocket; good at maximizing his protection and rarely works himself into pressures or sacks. Keeps a cool head about him outside of the pocket/outside of structure; can direct traffic with receivers and throw to space. Has nice arm mechanics on the throw, though his release isn't super quick, he keeps his elbow in a tight position and reaches extension when adding distance to his throws nicely. Marries his drop footwork to timing concepts nicely and can throw off the drop foot and off the hitch equally successfully. Tests man coverage and is unfearful of throwing against leverage or with anticipation.

    CONS: Arm strength is only average and he has to do a lot of work to get extra mustard on intermediate rope throws or deep bombs -- regularly shorts posts, nine balls, corners, and deep digs. Lack of velocity seems to stem from poor torsion mechanics in throwing motion: does not recruit his hips as a thrower and quickly succumbs to tilt-and-slash tendencies when looking to drive the football. Will lock his front knee at times which worsens the issue -- simply does not have the ideal hip separation necessary to be a consistent thrower beyond the quick game. Loses accuracy and velocity when off-platform and fades/ducks into throws when pressure is in his face. Not a progression read passer who almost invariably works half-field "first read to checkdown" -- does not re-set his feet nicely in the pocket if/when he works backside. Likely does not have starting-caliber traits unless his lower-body mechanics are overhauled.

    Updated: 11/27/19