My Scouting Report for Mac Jones




Mac Jones

Team : Alabama Crimson Tide (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

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

Category
Score
Comments
Arm Strength/Power
6.50
Jones has enough arm strength to succeed in the NFL. However, he is not going to wow any offensive coordinators with throws outside the numbers.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
8.00
When nobody is open downfield, Jones excels at finding receivers within 1-10 yards. Rather than holding the ball too long, Jones' internal clock makes him a phenomenal distributor of the football.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
8.30
Due to Mac Jones's excellent vision and pocket presence, he stands in the pocket and regularly delivers accurate intermediate passes.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
7.50
Jones excels at locating open receivers deep down the field. His touch needs improvement, but his ability to identify good matchups leads to numerous big-time throws.
Pocket Presence
7.50
Mac Jones has impeccable pocket awareness. His ability to sense pressure and step up in the pocket is truly incredible. While he isn't a threat to extend plays with his legs, he has the poise to stay in the pocket under duress and fire darts to playmakers.
Mobility
3.30
Mac Jones is not a threat to pick up yardage on the ground. He can deliver decent passes on the run, but defensive coordinators won't have to worry about him extending plays with his legs.
Vision
7.50
Mac Jones regularly goes through his progressions with ease. His internal clock and impeccable vision help him locate receivers quickly and make with good anticipation.
Mechanics
6.50
While Mac Jones has quality upper body mechanics, his base could use some work. He throws off his back foot too much and needs to step through his throws more.
Durability
10.0
There are no known injuries during his college career.
Leadership
10.0
Jones is viewed as a poised and mature leader by his teammates.
Game Management
7.30
Nobody should ever pigeonhole Mac Jones as a conservative game manager due to his ability to complete deep passes. However, he is a great decision-maker who moves the chains and keeps the ball out of harm's way.
Decision-Making
8.10
Mac Jones is an intelligent quarterback who isn't going to derail his team with turnover worthy throws. He knows his physical limitations and thus is comfortable making quality throws within his offensive scheme.
Size
5.50
Mac Jones needs to bulk up his 6'2", 205-pound frame.
Speed
3.50
Jones lacks the speed to turn it upfield with a sensational run.
Play-Making Ability
6.00
Mac Jones delivers some big-time throws due to his ability to locate receivers down the field quickly. However, he would be a bigger playmaking threat if he worked on mitigating his over/underthrows.
Productivity
8.50
Mac Jones is a productive signal-caller who currently has 3,700 yards, 32 TDs, and a 202.3 passer rating this season. As a result, he is a contender for the Heisman award.
Intangibles
7.40
Mac Jones has mastered the mental side of playing QB. His ability to read a defense with impeccable vision and quality decision making is truly astounding.
Character
10.0
Mac Jones humbly thanks his teammates for his success.
Consistency
10.0
Mac Jones has been the most consistently productive QB in the nation despite the covid pandemic.
Strengths
Mac Jones has mastered the mental side of playing QB. His ability to read a defense with impeccable vision and quality decision making is truly astounding. Furthermore, he is a poised signal-caller who calmly drops back without being rattled by pressure. He has the composure to sit in the pocket while under duress and fire darts to playmakers.
Weaknesses
While Mac Jones is an intelligent QB, he isn't a physically gifted player. He has satisfactory arm strength but won't wow anybody with outstanding throws outside the numbers. Furthermore, Jones lacks the athleticism or quickness that dual-threat QBs like Justin Fields and Zach Wilson possess. As a result, he isn't the biggest playmaking threat on the field.
Overall Analysis
Mac Jones's mental processing and demeanor make him a surefire first-round prospect. He probably won't be selected in the top-ten due to his physical limitations, but he would be a great starter in the NFL. It is important to note that Jones forecasts to be a tier-three passer who requires a quality receiving corps or scheme that excels at getting receivers open. However, his ability to get the ball out quick will take some pressure off his OL.
Compares to
Kirk Cousins
potential
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