Tanner McKee 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Spent two years on a Latter-day Saints Mission
- Consensus four-star recruit
- Ranked third behind Trevor Lawrence and JT Daniels as pro-style QBs
- Scheme tendencies: Pro-style West Coast offense
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: Tanner McKee leads a pro-style offense. As a result, he has good ball-handling off play-action. His stature and frame allow him to easily see over the offensive line. McKee’s arm talent is among the best in college football. He has the arm strength to drive throws into tight windows—he has easy velocity and zip. He comfortably makes far-hash throws without concerns. He snaps his hips and feet on RPO action. He throws with good touch and timing when it’s required. He has the ability to alter his arm slots depending on the throwing window. His accuracy and ball placement are impressive—he makes bucket throws routinely. On in-breaking routes, McKee puts the football between the receivers’ numbers. McKee showcases the ability to navigate the pocket and evade pressure to find throwing lanes. As a first-year starting quarterback, he flashed the talent worthy of 2023 pre-draft hype.
Cons: Tanner McKee’s height has its pros and cons. As a leggy prospect, he struggles to open quickly on dropbacks to drive and throw. He shortens throwing windows by double-hitching and being late to the draw. He trusts his arm talent too much and puts the ball in compromising positions. He’s not an athletic QB, so he isn’t capable of running away from free runners. There are concerns about maintaining his mechanics and accuracy while facing pressure. His deep ball accuracy can improve—he needs to lay the ball out and lead his WRs once they’ve stacked CBs. His ball placement outside the numbers needs to improve because his inconsistency does not allow him to maximize his receivers’ victories. His transitions in the pocket can be segmented and less fluid.
Tanner McKee NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson