He has average arm strength for college but in the NFL he would be below average. Has trouble getting the ball out to the opposite sideline, and under throws receivers occasionally.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He is really accurate short quick throws, really loves the slant routes and quick hitch routes. Very good at fitting the ball in between the zone on these throws.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Can fit the ball into the windows in zone coverage across the middle on deep in cutting routes. Can throw a good back shoulder fade as well. He struggles with DB's jumping his routes because he doesn't always get the most strength behind his ball.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Doesn't throw many deep balls but when he does it is normally under thrown, especially when it is to the outside of the numbers. Even if it is a completion the receiver never catches it in stride.
He doesn't really move well in the pocket at all, gets sacked easily. When blitzed and can't step up he is inaccurate and forces the ball. If he has room to step up he is good.
He has very limited mobility, not quick or fast at all. He has the ability to step up and run for a few yards but won't break any big runs. He rarely has enough space to roll out, but he does throw an accurate ball on the run.
He goes through his progressions well when he has time. He is best when he gets the ball out quickly and develops a rhythm, best versus zone coverage he sees the windows well.
He has a compact throwing motion and gets the ball out quickly. But he doesn't move his feet well in the pocket and when he is being pressured he throws off his back foot.
Played in all games last year.
He has good control when he gets in a rhythm of quick throws. He sometimes falls apart later in games when he is forced to make big plays.
He makes good decisions when he has time in the pocket. But when he gets pressured he makes a lot of mistakes. He also tends to force the ball over the middle too much.
He can step up in the pocket and run if the defense is not prepared but he is not fast enough to make the defense worry too much.
Doesn't break tackles to extend plays, and has a hard time reaching receivers far down the field. He is efficient on short 3rd down throws.
Almost 3,000 yards and 25 TD's last year
Has only started one year so far, solid year but looking for improvement.
Kyle's strengths are his accuracy on short throws, and his ability to pick apart the windows in zone coverage. He throws a really good slant route, which he throws with many different arm angles, he is really accurate when throwing in tight windows for short yardage routes. When he is in rhythm he can make 5 or 6 short quick throws in a row to drive his team down the field, he can get the ball out of his hand quickly where he finds receivers in the zone windows.
His biggest weakness is his arm strength. He struggles getting the ball to the far sideline, and to receivers 40 or 50 yards down the field. He is not very mobile and is very easy to bring down. When he is pressured and can't step into his throws he is really inaccurate or floats the ball in the air for the defense to jump on it. He can get caught looking over the middle too often.
The most redeemable trait that Kyle has is his short accuracy, he does a good job fitting the ball in the windows of zone coverage. But I think his arm strength is a problem that he probably won't overcome in the NFL. To overcome his lack of arm strength he needs to be better at anticipating and throwing early. I also think his lack of mobility and the fact that he doesn't break many tackles is a big problem at the next level, he needs everything to go right for him. He is a 5th or 6th round prospect at best.
Kirk Cousins, Nathan Peterman