My Scouting Report for Jake Luton

Jake Luton

Team : Oregon St. Beavers (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
He has got solid arm strength and you see the ball come out with some zip. Although it's not the strongest it is very solid. He can throw the out route without a problem.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
His accuracy is solid and he often throws it to the outside of the receiver and away from the defenders. This will explain why his interception rate is so low
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
He throws the football with accuracy to his receivers and has no problems throwing the 15 yards out route. He throws with good anticipation and placement.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
His arm is solid but not great and there are times he can leave a football floating too long in the air. Normally this is a sign of QB who does not possess the arm strength to fully get the throw to his target with enough velocity.
Pocket Presence
He can stay in the pocket and deliver a good ball. He is a big QB who can see the entire field and that certainly helps.
He is a sneaky good athlete. He has good functional athleticism. He can run around and escapes pressure just enough to get away from defenders but by no means is he exceptional in this area.
This is by far his worse trait. He is a one-read QB who often targets his best receiver. This causes him to force throws that are not there rather than taking the check down that was. He never scans the full field and stays stuck on his primary read. When it is not there he tries to buy time and scrambles to see if anyone gets open.
His mechanics are very solid and you can tell its something he works on. He has a good base along with a shoulder pump that is meant to lude defenders off his initial read. As I had mentioned before he is too reliant on his first read but due to his mechanics when that reads is open he can deliver with good timing and anticipation.
In 2017 he took a hit that caused a thoracic spine fracture. But outside of that, he seems to have stayed relatively healthy
I can not judge this as I have not met him.
Game Management
He can control the offense and deliver the appropriate throws to his receivers with good timing and anticipation which is necessary to manage a football game.
He has not thrown many interceptions and often throws with good timing to help avoid mistakes. this past season he had 28 TD's to only 3 INT's
He is 6'6 230lbs and has big hands at 10 in.
Probably runs in the high 4.9s if I had to guess. It's not great but its enough
Play-Making Ability
He is not overly mobile and his playmaking ability is not really there. He will occasionally escape the pocket and deliver a throw on the run but he is built more to be a pocket passer who offers you decent functional mobility.
His last year was his most productive when he threw 28 TD's to 3 INT's but overall not great production in college.
He has great size and offers you experience in a pro-style offense but he needs a lot of work in terms of progressing through his reads.
I do not know as I have not met him.
He does not throw many interceptions and has been a 60% passer in the past 4 years of playing football. Those are very solid stats.
He is a big QB at 6'6 230lbs who possesses good accuracy and timing. He also does not throw a lot of interceptions and has good functional mobility. He throws with good touch and delivers a catchable football.
He has got adequate arm strength and can struggle to throw the deep ball. Often times forcing his receivers to backtrack for the football. The most alarming issue in his game though is his inability to progress through his reads. He stays stuck on his primary receiver and he panics a little when his primary target isn't open. Due to this he can sometimes force a throw to his primary target and miss his secondary and third receivers that are open. He needs to be more aware of the field and throw it to different receivers.
Overall Analysis
There is certainly potential with Jake Luton but he needs to develop and have the game slow down for him. He needs to sit for a year or two and maybe he can get his shot. I believe with his timing and anticipation skills if he can adjust and understand how to progress through his targets faster he can become an adequate starter. Right now though he is a developmental prospect. My comparison is going to be based on his potential and not his current projection. Projected Rounds(Late 5 -7)
Compares to
Matt Schaub
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak