Pretty good arm strength that he shows off on passes down the field. However, needs to be more consistent putting power on passes of shorter distances.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
With dynamic receivers, Texas runs a lot of short passes to get them the ball quickly and in space. Ehlinger is able to quickly sling it out to these play makers. The throws are sometimes a bit errant or lack the zip they need to get out wide.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
For the amount of times Ehlinger takes shots down the field he does not hit very frequently, particularly against better defenses. Whether the throw is long, short, or into coverage, it falls incomplete far too often.
Looks to run a bit too often, but shows patience and the ability to stand in strong so he can allow receivers to get open.
Ehlinger runs often and runs hard. Whether scrambling or on designed QB runs, he can generate big gains with his legs. The mobility also helps him scramble outside the pocket and throw on the run.
For the most part limits turnovers and keeps Texas in the game. In the loss against TCU, Ehlinger made a lot of bad throws and decisions in the second half that led to the loss. In a loss against LSU early in the season, Ehlinger tried to do too much and threw many incomplete passes down the field.
Ehlinger sometimes tends to make throws into too tight of coverage. Too run happy at times, whether pulling the ball on options or scrambling on pass plays. Athleticism often allows him to get away with some of these decisions.
At about 6'2" 230, Ehlinger has solid size for a QB, especially when running the football as he can withstand some big hits.
Pretty good arm strength, coupled with his mobility allows him to make a lot of plays that other college QBs can't.
His biggest issue is accuracy, primarily in intermediate-long distances. Forces a lot of throws into coverage.
With raw talent such as his arm strength, size, and mobility, Ehlinger has the potential to develop into a much better QB than he is now. However, his accuracy and decision making issues, especially visible against teams with good defenses like TCU and Baylor, are holding him back.