2019 NFL Draft: QB Will Grier Scouting Report

Brian Lamb
Brian Lamb is the owner of NFL Draft Lounge and has covered the NFL Draft since 2011. Brian is also the owner of the Infinity Sports Network, which NFL Draft Lounge belongs to.

Will Grier Scouting Report

Height: 6’2

Weight: 223 lbs

Played in six games at University of Florida before transferring due to banned substance suspension and disagreement with HC Jim McElwain. Transferred to West Virginia where he was a two-year starter under HC Dana Holgorsen. Posted a 65.7 average pass completion percentage. Two straight 30+ passing touchdowns at West Virginia on 3,400+ passing yard seasons. In this scouting report, we’ll evaluate Will Grier’s future as an NFL quarterback.

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What I Like:

Mechanics

Grier displays an above average ability to read the defense and make an accurate throw, aided by a quick release. As you can see in the clip below, Grier sets his feet quickly, adjusts his body towards the receiver, and places the ball where only the receiver can make the play on the ball. In terms of the Quarterback position, this is a textbook play.

 

What I Dislike:

Pocket Presence

As high as I am on Grier’s mechanics and overall ability as a quarterback, I’m somewhat disappointed with his pocket presence. According to draftscout.com, Grier is predicted to run a 4.62 40-yard dash. When I breakdown his film, that’s not what stands out. Instead, I see a prospect with below average abilities to sense pressure and maneuver around the pocket.

 

 

Accurate Throws

As shown below, Grier has an above average ability to make accurate throws. However, if he wants to succeed at the next level, he must improve his overall consistency.

 

 

Overall Breakdown

I currently have Will Grier listed as the 4th overall Quarterback on my board. He has the tools and ability to play at the next level, but needs to show more consistency to find himself as a starter.

Draft Round Prediction

Mid-Second To Late-Third Round

It might be a bit of a stretch to hear Will Grier’s name called in the first round of the NFL Draft, but with an impressive Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, his stock could rise at the right time. However, look for Grier to come off the board in Day Two, likely to a team looking to rebuild for the future that can afford to be patient with Grier’s development.

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