Very good arm strength to get the ball down the field deep. Doesn't have to throw into many tight windows so it's tough to see how much power he can get behind throws when guys aren't wide open.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
Lance is normally accurate when throwing short, but can work on putting the ball in better positions to run after the catch. This is particularly evident against some of the better FCS teams on quick throws/screens out wide.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Can normally hit open guys in this intermediate distance, but sometimes struggles to hit the wide open guys when on the move and when pressured. Lance also throws a really good out route.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Lance throws a really nice deep ball with good touch on it and is able to hit open receivers down the field in stride. However, he frequently over throws these deep passes and sometimes lobs it up deep into coverage when pressured.
This is one of the areas where Lance needs to improve the most especially when he starts to face better competition. He is often too quick to tuck and run the ball when he has better options. He forces throws sometimes when the pressure gets on him quickly.
Very effective when scrambling and on designed runs. He runs very hard and can make guys miss.
Does what is needed from NDSU to win games. Especially in the national title game where he ran 30 times to only 10 pass attempts. In their closest game vs Illinois State he had some poor clock management decisions down the stretch but nothing that can't be fixed with more experience.
Lance has good decision making and did a great job limiting turnovers. However, he can definitely improve on progressing through reads as there are lots of open receivers in the Bison offense. As mentioned before he sometimes tucks and runs too quickly and forces some throws under pressure, including some that easily could have been intercepted.
At 6'3" and 225lbs, Lance has very good size for a QB.
Lance has good arm strength, and exceptional mobility. He knows what's required of him to help his team win games and he does a fantastic job of limiting turnovers.
Lance struggles with accuracy when throwing on the run or under pressure. He also needs to improve progressing through reads more as he is quick to tuck and run, even when guys are open. He hasn't faced off against any really good teams.
There's no doubt Trey Lance had a fantastic season in 2019 as he led the Bison to yet another national title. His arm strength and ability to run the football stands out the most against better FCS competition, but he still needs to work on progressing through reads and some accuracy issues when he moves outside the pocket. I am still skeptical about how some of his skills can translate against elite or even really good competition, which he has yet to face. It should be interesting to see him go up against the elite Oregon defense in 2020.