My Scouting Report for Justin Fields




Justin Fields

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

Player Scouting Report

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

Category
Score
Comments
Arm Strength/Power
7.70
Puts really good zip on the ball to get it out wide to receivers, but often under throws deep passes.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
8.90
Very accurate on short throws, gets the ball out quickly and puts it in good positions for receivers and backs to run after the catch.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
8.00
Fields makes some great back shoulder throws and because of the power he puts on the ball he can complete a lot of out routes. However, he sometimes misses open receivers or makes inaccurate passes that prevent even bigger gains.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
7.10
Probably where Fields needs to improve the most. On shorter passes over 20 yards, he puts really nice touch on the ball and makes some great throws. On longer distances, he under throws his receivers too frequently. This would hurt him a lot more in the NFL.
Pocket Presence
8.60
Fields often has a good read of when to get the ball out, when to scramble away from pressure and when to throw it away. Does not force many throws. Sometimes in scrambling he goes backwards and loses more yards.
Mobility
9.10
Fields does an excellent job of escaping pressure using a few different elusive maneuvers. He can scramble to either side of the field effectively. He also has good speed for a QB in the open field and can make some guys miss.
Vision
0.00
Mechanics
0.00
Durability
0.00
Leadership
0.00
Game Management
9.30
As evidenced by only 3 interceptions in his first season as starter for the Buckeyes, along with 13 wins, Fields does a great job at managing games. The only blemish came in the playoff vs Clemson where he threw 2 of his interceptions, though he was probably not at 100%.
Decision-Making
8.90
Throughout the 2019 season, Fields showed excellent decision making only throwing 3 interceptions in total. Fields rarely forces throws when pressured, knows when to scramble, and doesn't force it into coverage often.
Size
7.50
At about 6'2" 205 lbs, Fields has solid size for a QB. With how much he runs without sliding, he should probably add some weight in order to withstand more hits.
Speed
0.00
Play-Making Ability
0.00
Productivity
0.00
Intangibles
0.00
Character
0.00
Consistency
0.00
Strengths
Fields possesses elite mobility along with great game management and decision making skills. He also is very good on quick throws out wide, giving his pass catchers great chances to run after the catch.
Weaknesses
Arm strength causes him to under throw some deep passes. Runs into contact a bit too much.
Overall Analysis
With a 13-1 record to go with 51 total TDs and 3 INTs in his first season as starter, Fields showed spectacular promise going up against very good competition in the Big 10. If he can improve his arm strength and some of his accuracy issues, which are not major problems right now, he has the potential to be a special QB.
Compares to
Russell Wilson
potential
-13
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak