My Scouting Report for Trey Lance

Trey Lance

Team : North Dakota State (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

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

Arm Strength/Power
His arm strength is solid but its not great. He can make all the throws but lacks elite power behind his throws. His velocity is very average
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He is fairly accurate when he throws short. Sometimes the football can come out low or high when he is pressured by a defender but he is fairly accurate throughout.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
He throws with really good touch and is able to place the football on ideal locations.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
He throws some really good deep balls. he also throws with touch and placement to allow his receiver to catch the pass over his head.
Pocket Presence
He sometimes can be to anxious to run out of the pocket and needs to learn how to better maneuver within the pocket. He relies on his athleticism a bit to much at times.
This is what makes him special. He is a dynamic athlete who can outrun defenders with relative ease. He accelerates quickly and is able to catch defenders off guard.
He does scan the field at times but can be inconsistent especially when the play breaks down. his offense is very friendly and allows him to read the field easier for wide open passes
He has got really solid mechanics along with a high release point which allows him to throw over defenders heads. This is a very good habit to have because it decreases batted balls in the line of scrimmage.
He had an injury in high school that required him to be in crutches this past February but by all accounts he's been injury free throughout his college career.
I can not judge this as I have not met him.
Game Management
He will take the check down but prefers to attack down the field. his offense really opens up easy passes for him to throw but he still delivers and that should be credited for.
When you throw 28 TD's to 0 INT's your clearly doing something right. But while his decision making is good it can be misleading. He was on the best team in that conference and some of his passes were to wide open receivers that had sometimes 20 yards of separation. his offense helped him a lot but his production and good decisions are still rightly accounted for as being really impressive.
He is 6'3 220 which is excellent size for the position.
If I had to put a time on his 40 yard dash I would say its in the mid 4.5 to low 4.6s He can really run well for his size and can accelerate quickly for his size. He offers you a lot of dynamic athleticism.
Play-Making Ability
This is the trait that will help him out throughout the NFL level. His ability to accelerate and run or make a throw on the run while avoiding tacklers is really good. It's special even he is a very dynamic athlete and can outrun defenders to the edge. Again this is the FCS and he plays on the most dominant team on the conference.
28 TD's to 0 INT's 2,786 yards Passing to go along with 1,100 yards rushing and 14 TD's
He has got all the ability and size you want in a QB he just needs to be tested against stronger competition and needs to be challenged more in terms of reading more complex defenses.
I can not judge as I have not met him before.
He has had only one year of extremely good production but he was certainly consistent at avoiding turnovers specifically interceptions and that is imperative as a prospect.
He has got size at 6'3 220 along with dynamic athletism. He threw 28 TD's to 0 INT's which is remarkable and honestly unheard of. With production like this, he should have a chance of hearing his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation. He is a dynamic athlete and is fairly accurate at all levels which allows him to showcase his playmaking ability.
He has not been fully tested by elite competition. He also showcases flaws when trying to read the entire defense. He does not possess a huge arm and can sometimes underthrow the deep ball. But most importantly he needs to throw the football more and be tested by defenses who will force him to throw into tight windows. He has not been tested enough in that capacity as he has thrown less than 300 attempts this past season. His offense also allows him to throw to wide-open targets and I just like to see him throw against more aggressive defenses.
Overall Analysis
His best trait is his dynamic ability as an athlete and his ability to avoid turnovers. To not throw any interceptions is outstanding. He is a playmaker and can make all the requisite throws although his velocity can be a concern at times. He needs more experience and he needs to get looks against stronger competition to showcase whether or not he can read the field effectively and throw it into tight windows as this will be necessary at the next level. He has got a ton of potential but still needs more experience as a passer. He should sit a year to develop his understanding of the NFL playbook and game speed. Team Fits (Chicago, Carolina, Jaguars) Projected (Round 1-2) Personal Projection (Top 15)
Compares to
Deshaun Watson
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak