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 : mgomes429 . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
He definitely has a strong arm and he showcases that through his velocity. He can fit it into tight coverages with relative ease.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He can be inconsistent at times because he tries to throw with anticipation. He can throw to far ahead of his receivers when throwing the short out route. This causes a tough catch or an incompletion.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
He will throw to the open zone and deliver a football down the field with good velocity. The ball is also put slightly in front of the route to allow his receivers to run after the catch.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Against Michigan, in 2019 he threw a tremendous pass down the sideline with accuracy, touch, and velocity. It was a thing of beauty the only issue was the amount of time that it took him to throw the ball. His transition is quite slow and can cause issues at the next level. Especially against edge rushers.
Pocket Presence
This part of his game runs hot and gold because most of the time when he’s under pressure he tries to use his athleticism to get around the edge and run for a first down. At other times he stays in the pocket and delivers a laser throw down the middle of the field.
He is a very good athlete and can outrun defenders around the edge. He is also a bigger body that makes it hard for a smaller defender to bring him down.
He needs to learn through progress through his reads faster. He often holds on to the ball too long and at the next level that will lead to strip-sacks. He needs to improve his release.
He has really solid mechanics with a solid base to throw from. Although in 2019 due to a knee injury he had to use a bit more arm rather than lower body.
Justin Fields suffered from a sprained MCL that hampered him throughout the 2019 season. It was from a hit to the back of the knees that was a result of him holding on to the ball to long.
I don’t know as I have not met with him.
Game Management
In 2019 he had to manage the game more efficiently because of his hampered knee and he did so very efficiently. He had good ball placement which allowed his receivers to make plays.
He had an absolutely unreal 2019 where he threw 41 TDS to only 3 INT’s which is remarkable. He did not turn the ball over often. But then again offensive scheme and talent help a ton.
He is 6”3 225 which is excellent size for the position.
He can definitely run and get around the edge I would say he runs in the 4.5s. He is a gifted athlete.
Play-Making Ability
His playmaking ability comes from the fact he is athletically gifted and can get first down with his legs but he also has the arm to throw downfield and create a big play at any point.
This is one of the best seasons in 2019 outside of Joe Burrow that I have seen especially in terms of low interceptions. 41 TD’s to 3 INT’s
His intangibles are what you look for in today’s NFL, size athleticism, and arm strength.
I can not judge as I have not met with him personally.
In 2019 he was outstanding and showcased his ability to avoid turnovers which is imperative at the next level
He has great size at 6”3 and 225 along with a strong arm and athleticism. He can throw to all parts of the field and had really good velocity to get it there. He can outrun defenders to the edge and pick up first downs with his legs. He also threw 41 TDS to 3 INT which is just incredible. His low interception rate showcases his ability to make good decisions that may have been created due to his hesitation to put to much pressure on his knee when he threw.
His biggest weakness is that he holds on to the football for too long. He also must improve his release time on throws. He must learn to trust his eyes more and throw it with more consistent anticipation. Ryan Day's offense helped him a ton to throw to wide-open zones, and keep in mind he also had a lot of playmakers to throw to which also helped him with his stats. There were a few times on film he would dump it down to JK Dobbins and the RB would take it to the house. This also happened with WR screens or slants on some plays as well. Also keep in note he had an MCL sprain in 2019.
Overall Analysis
He has got all the tools to be a very effective QB in this league. He has got size arm strength and athleticism along with great production in 2019. He had an MCL sprain which limited him slightly with his ability to throw on the run but he was still excellent for the Buckeyes. He must learn to get the ball out of his hands faster as that can become a serious issue moving forward. Projected (Top 10) Personal Projection (Top 3) Team Fits ( Colts, Steelers)
Compares to
Cam Newton
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak