Khalil Tate, QB-RB-WR, Arizona #14

6010, 215, 4.52


Notes: From Inglewood, CA. Majoring in information science and e-society. Played in 7 games (one start) in 2016; rushed 49-237-1 (4.8 avg.) and completed 18-of-45 passes (40%) for 243 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT. Was first true freshman to start at QB at Arizona since 2005, as a 17-year-old against USC. In 2017, began as a backup, but quickly emerged as team leader when he started week 5; rushed 153-1,411-12 (9.2 avg.) and was 111-of-179 (62%) passing for 1,591 yards, 14 TD, 9 INT. New coaching staff and system in 2018.

Positives: Phenomenal running threat as a QB. Simply electrifying open-field runner when he takes off. Can weave his way through an entire defense. Outstanding combination of speed, strength and elusiveness for a QB, very good for a RB. Exceptional vision and innate running skills. Displays ankle-breaking moves at times. Finished very strong as a passer in 2017. Shows beautiful touch as a passer at times. Drops some dimes. Can throw accurately on the move. Has a strong arm. Can thread the needle and push the ball downfield. Excellent quickness and mobility within the pocket, able to buy time with his feet, and keeps looking downfield nicely at times.

Negatives: Lacks ideal height, stature and polished mechanics. Largely inexperienced reading coverages and unrefined as a passer to this point. Makes some errant throws into coverage at times.

Summary: He needs continued seasoning as a passer, but if he does well in 2018 it will be hard for him to wait another year.

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