My Scouting Report for Jordan Love

Jordan Love

Team : Green Bay Packers | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

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

Arm Strength/Power
Love can create a lot of zip on his passes. He utilizes his arm strength to help him make big-time throws when his feet aren't set.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He usually throws it well enough for the receiver to gain yards after the catch. However, Love also has a tendency to throw off his back foot and can throw off target when there is slight pressure. Also, he is too inaccurate on screen passes.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Love has excellent intermediate accuracy, especially in tight coverage.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Love makes a ton of big-time throws at the deep level. his combination of mobility and arm strength gives him the ability to place the ball perfectly, especially against tight coverage.
Pocket Presence
While Love is able to evade pressure with his quickness, he often holds the ball too long and is reluctant to step up in the pocket.
Love is able to extend plays with his feet but needs to slide sooner.
Love fails to recognize defenders in his passing lanes and often misses open receivers when progressing through his reads.
Love has good arm mechanics but needs to work on setting his feet and not throwing off his back foot.
Love has dealt with a concussion and a shoulder injury
no red flags
Game Management
If you give Love free reign to go through his progressions, he would fail to be an effective game manager due to his tendency to throw turnover worthy passes. He's too risky with the ball.
His decision making is stymied due to his lack of vision, especially against complex defenses. Misses wide open receivers
Near prototypical size.
He has great quickness but an average 40-yard dash for a QB
Play-Making Ability
Jordan Love is viable to make a big play on any given play due to his insane mobility, arm strength, and tight window accuracy.
In 2018, Love was extremely productive, but his stats have regressed dramatically in 2019.
While Love has the demeanor, leadership, and off-field traits needed to be a good QB, his poise and IQ are subpar for a first-round pick.
no red flags
Love is able to bounce back after a horrible play to make a big-time throw.
Bounces back from inconsistency to deliver a big-time throw better than most QBs. Has phenomenal arm talent. Stupendous short tight accuracy, good intermediate tight accuracy. Great deep tight accuracy
Gets rattled by pressure, needs to throw away more, subpar pocket presence, bad vision, needs to refine mechanics, especially at the short-range, lacks poise when blitzed, needs to improve his accuracy on screen passes.
Overall Analysis
Jordan Love is one of the most complex prospects in the NCAA. On the one hand, he makes terrific throws due to his insane mobility, arm strength and tendency to threat the need into tight windows. In fact, Love makes some throws that most NFL starting QBs are unable to make. His tight-window accuracy is on par with some of the NFL's most accurate passers like, Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Aaron Rodgers, and Carson Wentz. Likewise, his intermediate and deep accuracy is outstanding. When looking at just the physical traits and arm talent of Love, you could make a case that he's is one of the best three or four quarterbacks in college. Unfortunately, for Love, his vision and decision disqualify him from being a first-round pick because he fails to recognize defenders in the passing lanes. If Love were to start in the NFL next season, he would be easily rattled and fail to succeed against complex defenses. For the rest of this season and next season, the Aggie signal-caller needs to work on his vision and develop his IQ and decision making. This is due to the fact that he is often careless when going through his progressions. Consequently, he needs to avoid throwing into double coverage and throwing the ball away when nothing is there, instead of forcing a throw into coverage. Love also needs to stop running like a running back and learn to slide more in order to avoid contact. Another area of improvement for Love is his pocket presence because he holds onto the ball for way too long and is too reluctant to step up in the pocket. He also needs to refine his leg mechanics because he throws off his back foot too often. Right now, Love would be a third-round pick, but due to his high ceiling, he would be wise to stay one more year to bolster his draft status.
Compares to
Baker Mayfield in terms of decision making, pocket presence vision and big-time throw capability
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak