My Scouting Report for Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins

Team : Washington NFL Team | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
Haskins has enough arm strength to throw the ball very deep down the field, however, doesn't have enough velocity to be extremely effective with deep passes. As a result, some of his passes get stuck in the air and it can be difficult for him to fit passes into tight windows.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
Dwayne is very effective in the short passing game because he knows when to check down when facing pressure. He is also good at locating where everyone is on the field and is content with dumping the ball off when nobody is open deep.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Haskins has good accuracy at the intermediate level, especially along the sideline and in tight-window situations. However, accuracy could improve if Haskins improves arm strength. His vision
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Semi-effective when throwing the ball deep down the field due to his vision because he can locate open WRs, but his arm strength causes balls to get stuck in the air or not placed correctly when there is semi-tight or tight-coverage.
Pocket Presence
Dwayne Haskins is extremely alert and effective when it comes to moving around in the pocket when pressure is in his face. As the season went on, he got better at dealing with blitzes and knowing when to put his head down and gain yards on the ground. Plus, he doesn't hold onto the ball too long.
Dwayne isn't the dual-threat QB that Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray are, but he is far more effective at gaining yards via scrambling and power running than many people believe. Plus, his mobility in the pocket is stellar.
Haskins' best trait is his vision. He is extremely adept at locating open WRs, but his timing could be improved a little bit.
When the pocket is clean, Haskins is able to throw passes with good mechanics. When pressure is in his face, or when on the run, Dwayne Haskins' mechanics do deteriorate, but they improved as the season progressed.
Dwayne Haskins has no major injury concerns and has the size to be able to take hits in the NFL.
Dwayne Haskins is a calm and composed leader who doesn't get emotional or erratic during intense game situations. He also is good at making everyone around him better but never really had many games where he singlehandedly put the team on his back.
Game Management
Dwayne Haskins is an excellent game manager who isn't going to throw the game away by making the wrong decision when the game is on the line. However, he is excellent at knowing when to push the ball down the field or target a WR deep. Also isn't afraid of checking it down consistently or throwing the ball at the short level.
Haskins usually only has one or fewer bad decisions in a game when it comes to targetting WRs because of his impeccable vision. His decision making is why he is a great game manager.
Has good height and weight to be a strong passer and not get hurt by the usual wear and tear of the NFL game.
Ran a sub 5.00+ sec. 40-yard dash and won't have the speed to outrun LBs or DBs in the NFL.
Play-Making Ability
Dwayne has above average playmaking ability because of his combination of good accuracy and vision. He isn't a constant threat to deliver a deep pass into tight double coverage, such as Baker Mayfield or Patrick Mahomes, but he will make stellar plays in the NFL.
Dwayne Haskins broke numerous Big-Ten and Ohio State records in his lone season in Columbus. Moreover, he was a Heisman candidate who accumulated 4,800+ yards and 50 TDs with a 70% completion percentage. Haskins is an extremely efficient and productive QB who is primed to be very productive in the NFL.
Dwayne Haskins has excellent vision, chemistry with his teammates and his coaches, great coachability, impressive confidence, and a high football IQ.
Haskins has no prior issues with teammates or coaches, has no prior legal issues and no history of disturbing behavior, such as domestic abuse, etc.
Dwayne has drives where his accuracy falls off completely, but he is generally productive throughout all games of the season. Plus, he isn't phased by tight-game situations, big games or NFL talent-level defenders.
During the 2018 NCAA season, Dwayne Haskins had the best season any Ohio State quarterback has ever had, showcasing a deadly combo of good arm talent and accuracy. He was productive, efficient and consistent throughout the season, throwing for over 4,800 yards and 50 TDs during his lone season in Columbus, OH. Dwayne Haskins is an effective game manager and decision maker when given a clean pocket. His stellar vision and high football IQ enabled him to consistently locate the open WR at any level of the field and make the optimal decision. Dwayne Haskins also possesses tremendous pocket presence and mobility within the pocket, which allows him to extend plays and evade defenders in order to buy more time to locate the open receiver. In addition, Haskins' combination of IQ and vision allows him to be an effective game manager who doesn't throw the game away with a boneheaded decision but still keeps the defense honest by knowing when to attack secondaries deep down the field. Moreover, Dwayne Haskins is never phased by a big game or clutch-game situation. When it comes to intangibles, Dwayne Haskins possesses tremendous chemistry with teammates and coaches, a great character, a calm demeanor, and a high IQ.
While Dwayne Haskins consistently showcases sound mechanics from a clean pocket, pressure adversely impacts his mechanics because blitzes cause him to throw off his back foot and not square his feet. However, even when the pocket is clean, Dwayne Haskins struggles to deliver a good pass deep down the field. As a result, Haskins needs to work on his arm strength because his ball velocity isn't good enough to target WRs deep down the field if they are covered. Another area of concern for Haskins is his athleticism and speed because he doesn't possess enough athletic ability or speed to be a dangerous dual-threat QB. Plus, Dwayne Haskins would be a more effective passer if he makes timing an area of focus during training camp and during pre-season. Also, Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is going to have to pay close attention to Dwayne Haskins' pre-snap reads, as he didn't have much experience making audibles at the line of scrimmage last season. Furthermore, Haskins' former offensive coordinator, Ryan Day, was responsible for many of Dwayne's pre-snap changes.
Overall Analysis
There is a lot for the city of Washington D.C. to look forward to when it comes to having Dwayne Haskins as a quarterback. Haskins is easily one of the best quarterback prospects in Big Ten conference history. In fact, his combination of accuracy, pocket presence, and vision made him the best pocket passer of the 2019 NFL draft class. In addition, Haskins is a great leader in the locker room due to his poised demeanor, work ethic, coachability and chemistry with teammates. Plus, Haskins is a reliable, consistent, productive passer who has enough arm talent, accuracy and playmaking ability to attack opposing secondaries and win games with his decision making and IQ. In a league that is evolving into one where coaches are clamoring for a dual-threat QB, Haskins doesn't have the speed or athletic skill to intimidate defenses with his legs. In fact, Haskins might even have some trouble outrunning defensive linemen in the NFL, but with Jay Gruden's ability to craft great schemes Haskins will most likely succeed as a pure pocket passer. Some people underestimate Haskins' accuracy at the intermediate level, but most of his issues were the result of his WRs dropping way too many passes. Nonetheless, if Haskins can fix his arm strength, he will drastically improve as a deep ball thrower. The only glaring issues that need to be closely observed are his deep ball accuracy in tight coverage and his pre-snap reads at the line of scrimmage.
Compares to
Dwayne Haskins' playing style is most comparable to Jared Goff and Tom Brady.
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak