Sam Hartman 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Manning Award Finalist (Dec. 3, 2021)
- Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist (Nov. 23, 2021)
- Three-star recruit
- Scheme tendencies: Deep mesh RPO
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: Sam Hartman was one of the more productive quarterbacks in the country last season, tied for fifth in passing touchdowns and seventh in passing yards. He plays with toughness and grit. He showcases the ability to create and extend plays with his legs. He is capable of making throws on the move in the short areas. Hartman operates best with a quick-timing passing attack. He attacks the deeper portion of the field with anticipation. He throws with decent accuracy and ball placement.
Cons: Sam Hartman does not have the requisite NFL arm talent. The football will die on deep downfield shot plays. Due to the deep/slow mesh offense, his footwork needs work. This can hinder his ability to generate enough velocity on short-to-intermediate throws. He tends to lock into targets and predetermined reads instead of working to his next read in the progression. Hartman can improve the speed at which he processes post-snap information to get the ball out quicker—he takes unnecessary sacks and pressure.
Sam Hartman NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson