2023 NFL Draft: Anthony Richardson scouting report

Richardson is a supremely gifted athlete coming off just one year of starting experience

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One of the most intriguing players in the entire draft and one with also potentially the highest ceiling we have seen our of a quarterback since Cam Newton, it will be interesting if teams take a chance on the ultra talented quarterback during the 2023 draft.

Here is everything you need to know about the Florida superstar:

2023 NFL Draft: Tanner McKee scouting report

McKee has a big arm, but how does that translate to the next level?

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A Stanford quarterback with mixed and limited production during his time in the offense, but Tanner McKee has enough physical tools to keep teams interested and he could boost his stock in the pre-draft process as he looks to enter the 2023 NFL draft.

Here is everything you need to know about the Cardinal QB:

2023 NFL Draft: Hendon Hooker scouting report

Hooker is one of the most polarizing prospects in the draft

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A player who was well was on his way to the Heisman trophy before a brutal injury took him out of his final college season, he will look to prove to teams during the pre-draft process that the tape does not lie to them and he can be a starter in this league as Hendon Hooker enters the 2023 NFL draft.

Here is everything you need to know about the Tennessee gunslinger:

2023 NFL Draft: Will Levis scouting report

2023 NFL Draft scouting report for Kentucky QB Will Levis

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What will certainly be one of the more polarizing players in the draft, the Kentucky quarterback had a rough closing to his season and it will be interesting to see if his natural talent will shine through as he enters the 2023 NFL draft.

Here is everything you need to know about the Wildcats signal caller:

NFL combine stats for Mahomes, Manziel, Tebow, other notable QBs

How did Patrick Mahomes and other notable QBs perform at the NFL scouting combine? We revisit the statistics.

The NFL Scouting Combine has become a key component of the draft process over the past few decades.

Hundreds of top college football prospects participate in the annual talent showcase each year in hopes of winning the attention of NFL scouts and talent evaluators by excelling in the 40-yard dash, bench press (225-pound repetitions), vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle run and 60-yard shuttle run.

Patrick Mahomes, Johnny Manziel, Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton and Tim Tebow are a few prominent quarterbacks that performed at the combine in recent years, although a handful of prospects skip the combine each year.

With that in mind, Draft Wire revisits the combine statistics of 17 notable quarterback prospects in recent years. Did their efforts help or hurt their draft stock? You be the judge.

[Source: NFL.com archived scouting reports]

Also see:
NFL combine: Top historical marks in each drill

2022 NFL draft: 3 QB prospects with breakout potential

Breaking down a trio of quarterback prospects who could improve their stock for the 2022 NFL draft with a strong showing in 2021

The 2021 NFL draft is only two months in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to prepare for next year’s draft.

Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round, marking just the second time the feat has been accomplished in the 21st century. While the 2022 draft may not be as highly-touted at the position heading into the upcoming season, there is not shortage of quarterback talent.

The likes of Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell have been consistently ranked among the top returning quarterbacks in college football. Kedon Slovis, JT Daniels and Matt Corral have also seen plenty of hype as gifted, Power 5 signal-callers. Outside of the Power 5, Malik Willis, Carson Strong and Desmond Ridder have made their fair shares of appearances in the first rounds of early 2022 mock drafts.

However, there’s always a quarterback or two that breaks out with a stellar season and shoots up draft boards. While it’s difficult to predict said breakout candidates with incredible precision, there are a handful of quarterbacks with major sleeper potential.

Here are three quarterbacks who could shoot up boards in the 2022 NFL draft:

Buffalo Bills training camp preview: Quarterback

2020 Buffalo Bills training camp preview for Josh Allen, Jake Fromm, quarterback position.

The Buffalo Bills are a few short weeks away from arriving for training camp in Western New York. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the preseason festivities will be diminished; the team will not hold their sessions at St. John Fisher College, their training camp location since 2000.

Nevertheless, the aim of the training camp remains the same. The organization must prepare players for the preseason, which depth players will compete in their final battle for a roster spot.

Training camp could hold greater importance this year, as the trimmed down preseason slate leaves fewer opportunities for players to impress the coaching staff.

The Bills Wire will complete a position-by-position analysis of each group on the Bills roster. This edition will focus on the quarterback position:

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Players (age)

  • Josh Allen (24: 3rd season)
  • Matt Barkley (29: 8th season)
  • Jake Fromm (21: Rookie)
  • Davis Webb (25: 3rd season) 

2019 recap

Josh Allen did exactly what the Bills hoped for him to do last year: Make improvements to his all-around game. Allen, for the most part, made better decisions than his rookie year. The arm strength and athleticism were on display, still, but Allen improved his touchdown to interception ratio (10:12 in 2018 to 20:9 in 2019) his passing yards per game improved by 20 yards per game, and Allen’s completion percentage also trended in the right direction, improving by six percent from his rookie season. Add in nine rushing touchdowns, and Allen was the most essential cog in the Bills offense last year.

Even with the improvements, everything was not completely rosy last year. His 58.8 percent completion percentage was still well below the league average. Allen’s bad throw percentage was 20.3 percent, the fifth-highest in the league, as per Pro Football Reference. He also struggled mightily in completing deep passes, which should be a strength considering his arm power.

Allen had several highlight moments throughout the year as he guided the offense to its second playoff appearance in three years. The Wild Card game started out as a dream for the Bills. Unfortunately, the lasting impression of Allen trying to make things happen at the end of the game is what many in the nation will remember.

Still, it’s the progress that makes Buffalo happy. Allen improved with a new cast of talent at skill positions, and it benefited the second-year pro. In addition to Allen, Matt Barkley played in the Bills’ season-ending, meaningless contest against the Jets.

Now here’s a rundown of storylines to follow in this position group:

Can Allen take another step forward in his development?

Make no mistake: this year is all about Josh Allen. The team has rebuilt the roster over the past three seasons to position itself in the best vision that head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane could imagine. The team has several reliable and explosive receiving and rushing options.

Now, it’s up to Allen to make it all come together.

Allen is a bit of a complex individual for defenses to figure out. His unpredictability has led to many highlight-reel plays. In the same regard, this has led to some chaos.

Allen has fit the ball into tight spaces. His arm strength is exceptional, which is nothing new. The gradual increase in his accuracy still has some distance to improve. It’s more about developing a bit more consistency with Allen. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has done a great job at focusing on what Allen does well, Allen just needs to do more well, like the deep ball.

The next step for Allen is to further eliminate poor plays. He’s on the right trajectory if he continues his development from last year. With wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the fold, there will most likely be more space for Allen to find receivers in the passing game. It’s up to him to consistently make the right reads and allow his playmakers to excel. If he does this, the stats will go up, the wins will come, and the critics will get a little less loud.


2020 NFL draft: Cole McDonald scouting report

Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Hawai’i quarterback prospect Cole McDonald

Cole McDonald | QB | Hawaii

Elevator Pitch

Hawaii has been known to produce some highly productive passers, such as Colt Brennan. McDonald is next on the list. His has a NFL-sized frame for the position. He is more of an athlete than he is a passer but could get some looks from NFL teams that should follow during the free agent scramble after the NFL Draft.


Height | 6-3

Weight | 215

Class | Redshirt Junior

College Stats

College Bio

Combine Profile


McDonald is more of an athlete at the quarterback position, rather than a passer at the quarterback position. If he can break contain of edge rushers, look for McDonald to burn a defense with his legs. Not afraid to mix it up with safeties and corners. He will drop his shoulder in hopes of bulldozing an attempting tackler. Has shown some breakaway speed for a quarterback that could potentially lead to big plays.

McDonald’s ability to navigate the pocket helps with some big play opportunities in the scramble drill. Keeps his eyes downfield scanning for the open receiver. He uses play action and read options well with the threat to run. Uses those opportunities to sling it down the field for touchdowns. He does a good job of attacking the seams of a defense that resulted in a lot of points for Hawaii.


Mechanics will be the main aspect of McDonald’s game that will need the most work. His release just doesn’t promote confidence in his deep ball accuracy. The release point being the biggest issue. With proper throwing mechanics, he could improve but his velocity is below average for a NFL quarterback. Fixing his throwing motion should help alleviate some of his throws, the ball needs to come out clean to help velocity as well.

On the topic of his release, a lot more issues arise when you look at his throwing set up. He takes too long to get the ball through his wind up and throw. Being just a tick quicker could be the difference in a complete catch and run by a receiver or a pick six going the other way when you allow a defensive back to close on the play.

Not a quarterback who can win consistently with tight window throws as he suffers with ball placement. At the NFL level those windows will be tighter. Doesn’t have the arm strength to fit the ball into his receiver. He can be late on getting the ball out as well which will increase his turnover worthy throws at the next level.

Projection: Day 3

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2020 NFL draft: Brian Lewerke scouting report

Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Michigan State quarterback prospect Brian Lewerke

Brian Lewerke | QB | Michigan State

Elevator Pitch

Lewerke showed a lot of promise after his redshirt sophomore season in 2017. He regressed over his final two years but the scout thought process is if he did it once, he can do it again. He is an option to join a roster as a third quarterback or practice squad arm.


Height | 6-2

Weight | 213

Class | Redshirt Senior

College Stats

College Bio

Combine Profile


Lewerke has the leadership aspect to his game that teams will love. He was a three-year starter after sitting his first two seasons in East Lansing. He finished his career voted captain twice. In the pocket, he shows good pocket awareness. Will climb the pocket or move laterally to find time to release the ball. Has good touch on his throws with adequate arm strength for a NFL quarterback.

Lewerke isn’t just a passer, as he can run the football. Can show some toughness on the runs. Can play in an offense that runs with zone reads and read options with the ability to attack with his legs and arms. As far as his platform, throws from good platform. Doesn’t see a drop in play from speeding up mechanics with pressure.


The regression from the sophomore campaign is concerning. After posting a 20 touchdowns and seven interception season, Lewerke threw 25 touchdowns and 24 interceptions over the next two. He never completed more than 59.6 percent of his passes. He does have some ball placement and accuracy issues that need to be cleaned up with some mechanics adjustments.

While speeding up his mechanics doesn’t seem to be an issue, his mental processing needs to speed up at times. When watching his games from this past season it felt like he stayed on his first and second reads too long before getting to the third and fourth options. At the NFL level, players move quicker and he will need to dial it up to keep with the times.

One of the worries for Lewerke is that he is a see it open, throw it quarterback. He needs to become more of a passer and less of a thrower. There really doesn’t seem to be any anticipation in his game. Also the velocity at which he throws is a question mark. He needs to work on stepping through his throws and driving the ball downfield.

Projection: Day 3

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2020 NFL draft: Shea Patterson scouting report

Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Michigan quarterback prospect Shea Patterson

Shea Patterson | QB | Michigan

Elevator Pitch

The former Ole Miss transfer was expected to take Michigan to new heights under Jim Harbaugh. Unfortunately for Patterson, while he showed flashes of what he could be it never became a sustained level of play. He will likely be competing for a bottom of the roster spot or practice squad arm in 2020.


Height | 6-1

Weight | 212

Class | Senior

College Stats

College Bio

Combine Profile


The former five-star quarterback recruit is obviously athletically gifted. He is able to use that talent to create off script. He does a good job of running the spread and winning of play fakes and read options but doesn’t possess enough of an arm to be a straight drop back quarterback. His mobility is on full display with how he can get outside the pocket and put pressure on defenses.

His ability to navigate the pocket when avoiding the rush is remarkable. He is a better passer when on the move. He will miss easy throws but makes a few per game that make you question where he was going but it works for him. The flashes give you the idea that he is capable of raising the bar on his play.


The biggest concern with Patterson is his mechanics. He has a below average arm for a NFL quarterback so he needs to win with technique and form. His passes don’t come out clean which definitely hurts any velocity that he could put on the throw. He will show flashes of cleans passes but they are few and far between.

With Patterson, it is easy to play coverage on deep throws. His inability to drive the ball downfield allows defenders underneath to have a shot at interceptions. His decision making leaves a lot to be desired as well, as he locks onto his target and will force the ball to his target regardless of the situation.

Pocket presence can also be a bit concerning. More often than not he puts himself in precarious situations based on the fact that he doesn’t sense pressure well enough. This forces him to attempt to leave the pocket and drop his eyes on passing plays.

Projection: UDFA

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