My Scouting Report for Sam Ehlinger




Sam Ehlinger

Team : Texas Longhorns (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
5.50
Compared to quarterbacks like Josh Allen, Sam Ehlinger has a weaker arm. Still, he has enough arm talent to capitalize on big plays down the field.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
9.00
Sam Ehlinger regularly gives his receivers a tremendous opportunity for yards after the catch on short throws. He is comfortable checking the ball down or looking for quick outs to keep Texas in the game.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
6.80
Sam Ehlinger is an accurate intermediate passer when he is given a clean pocket. Despite his dual-threat skillset, Ehlinger is a capable pocket passer who can toss lasers in this area of the field. In fact, many of his big-time throws come from the intermediate range.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
6.80
Sam Ehlinger is a streaky gunslinger who frequently keeps defenses on their heels with deep passes. When Ehlinger is at his best, he puts his wideouts in a great position to haul in jump ball TDs or beat tight coverage. However, he can also overthrow his target at this level of the field.
Pocket Presence
3.60
Despite Ehlinger's speed and mobility, he struggles to evade pressure. When Ehlinger is in the pocket, he holds onto the football too long. Interestingly Ehlinger tends to hold onto the ball even when defenders breach the line of scrimmage. Furthermore, Ehlinger quickly becomes rattled when he does recognize pressure in his face.
Mobility
7.00
Sam Ehlinger is a capable dual-threat QB who excels as a power runner. Plus, Ehlinger has enough speed to blow past front sevens to the second level of the field.
Vision
8.00
Sam Ehlinger is a quality pocket passer who easily finds open receivers. Furthermore, Ehlinger is able to find wideouts down the field when he scrambles away from pressure.
Mechanics
5.90
Similar to Sam Howell, Sam Ehlinger has an awkward leg twitch when he throws the ball. Although, Ehlinger has a decent arm follow through.
Durability
7.00
Ehlinger has suffered rib and shoulder injuries.
Leadership
10.0
Ehlinger has displayed impeccable leadership as the signal-caller for the Texas Longhorns. He has the competitiveness, demeanor, and IT factor to remain a prolific passer.
Game Management
5.60
Sam Ehlinger is not a game manager. Due to his gunslinger mentality, Ehlinger takes too many risks to be considered as a game manager. While he is not the most volatile QB, Ehlinger lives and dies by the deep ball.
Decision-Making
5.50
Similar to Kyler Murray, Sam Ehlinger is a gunslinger who occasionally fails to recognize defenders in his passing lane. Furthermore, Ehlinger is prone to throw the ball into contested areas when the game is close.
Size
6.40
Sam Ehlinger has a muscular frame but underwhelming height.
Speed
6.50
Ehlinger has enough speed to outrun college DL and LBs to the outside.
Play-Making Ability
8.40
Sam Ehlinger is a big-play threat as a passer. When Enhlinger drops back, he is always looking for a big play deep down the field. Additionally, he has enough mobility to excel in the red zone too.
Productivity
8.00
Sam Ehlinger is a productive dual-threat QB.
Intangibles
7.00
Sam Ehlinger is an underrated passer with the intangibles necessary to energize his team. Due to his arm talent and mobility, Ehlinger can electrify his offense with a big play at any time. Moreover, Ehlinger is a competitive leader who will bring some energy to the NFL. Although he needs to work on his decision making and poise in the pocket.
Character
10.0
Ehlinger is a hardworking player with no red flags.
Consistency
8.60
Sam Ehlinger is a consistently solid QB.
Strengths
Sam Ehlinger is a gunslinging Texas Longhorn QB who is always looking to capitalize on big plays down the field. As a result, he has been able to pull off numerous big-play opportunities in games against LSU, USC, and Oklahoma. Ehlinger is especially productive when he has a clean pocket. When Ehlinger has enough time, he can drop back, quickly scan through his progressions and deliver an accurate dime 10+ yards down the field. However, Ehlinger can also scramble or run power rushing plays to gain significant yardage and first downs too.
Weaknesses
Pocket presence is the most glaring issue in Sam Ehlinger's game. Despite Ehlinger's speed and mobility, he struggles to evade pressure. When Ehlinger is in the pocket, he holds onto the football too long. Interestingly Ehlinger tends to hold onto the ball even when defenders breach the line of scrimmage. Furthermore, Ehlinger quickly becomes rattled when he does recognize pressure in his face. Sam Ehlinger is not a game manager. Due to his gunslinger mentality, Ehlinger takes too many risks to be considered as a game manager. While he is not the most volatile QB, Ehlinger lives and dies by the deep ball. Similar to Kyler Murray, Sam Ehlinger is a gunslinger who occasionally fails to recognize defenders in his passing lane. Furthermore, Ehlinger is prone to throw the ball into contested areas when the game is close.
Overall Analysis
With Sam Ehlinger's college career drawing to an end, he should draw significant NFL interest. While Ehlinger is far from a polished passer, he is a capable pocket passer who consistently excels at every range of the field. As a result, he is a proven leader who has the competitiveness and intangibles to keep his team in any game. However, his poor pocket awareness and decision making will prevent him from being a top ten pick in the 2021 draft. Nevertheless, his gunslinging game style coupled with power rushing skills, will make him a highly coveted player who could be picked near the early first round.
Compares to
A shorter Josh Allen/Cam Newton
potential
-15
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak