My Scouting Report for Tanner Morgan

Tanner Morgan

Team : Minnesota Golden Gophers (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
He has a strong arm and he can really throw with zip when he has too. He played in a cold-weather environment and against big 20 corners.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He is fairly accurate when throwing on short routes such as slants or quick out routes.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
He puts good placement on his throws and normally hits his receiver directly or puts the ball in front of them allowing them to gain yards after the catch.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
He throws a really good deep ball with good touch and velocity and is able to allow his receivers to adjust to the pass with ease.
Pocket Presence
He does not throw well under pressure often times he forces an underneath throw or tries to throw a long pass off his back foot. This causes him to lose velocity and can cause interceptions.
He can not escape pressure as he is not the most mobile athlete in the world. Often times he relies on his mechanics in the pocket and his mechanics while throwing on the run.
When the pocket is clean he can get through his initial reads but struggles when pressure is in his face. He panics and becomes erratic.
His mechanics are really solid and he often pump fakes and secures the ball from defenders when he throws.
He had a foot injury against Iowa in 2019 but was still able to play the rest of the season so the injury was not too serious.
I have not met him so I do not know.
Game Management
He can certainly manage the game effectively and make all the throws. He will throw it underneath and have intermediate throws and he will go deep when the opportunity presents itself. This is what he is most likely going to be at the next level.
He did not throw a lot of interceptions this season and is normally under a clean pocket, he makes good throws and good decisions. His decision making does change though when he is put under duress causing him to be erratic and throw off his back foot causing possible turnovers.
It's solid and nothing exceptional he is 6'2 215.
He is not the most elusive guy and most likely runs in the 4.9s maybe low 5's.
Play-Making Ability
He is not a playmaking type of quarterback as most of his chunk plays are from really good thrown deep balls. You also have to consider he had 2 really good receivers to throw to in Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson
He had a really solid 2019 campaign throwing for 3253 yards 30 TDS 7 INT
His upside is not tremendous but he has got the potential to be an average starter at best who will more likely succeed in a balanced power heavy run scheme similar to that of the Tennesee Titans.
I can not judge as I have not met him before.
He is quite consistent throughout his game and showcases the ability to manage it well. He does take his shots deep as he's' got a good placement on his deep balls.
He has got good mechanics, as well as good arm strength and he showcases velocity on his throws. He has very good placement on his deep balls and is able to place the football where his receivers can run after the catch. He throws with good touch and is fairly accurate throughout all levels of the field.
He lacks mobility in the pocket and often panics under pressure. He does not possess playmaking ability when the pocket breaks down. He often throws off his back foot when he gets pressured, leading to turnover worth throws. He also needs to learn how to progress through his reads faster and throw with better anticipation.
Overall Analysis
I think Tanner Morgan is a very solid QB prospect with the potential to be a game manging type of starter and he can be effective on a power run-heavy team that is balanced. This will take the pressure off of him and allow him to put it in his playmaker's hands. We can not forget he had 2 really good receivers who played with him and they were heavily relied upon. Round Projection ( Mid 3rd to early 5th) personal projection (Mid 4th)
Compares to
Brian Hoyer
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak