Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State #9

5116, 203, 4.64

Notes: From Ashburn, VA. Full name is Richard Thomas McSorley III. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014. Appeared in 7 games in 2015, completed 20-of-40 passes (50.0%) for 185 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT. Started all 14 games, completing 224-of-387 (57.9%) for 3,614 yards, 29 TD, 8 INT and rushed 146-365-7 in 2016. Completed 284-of-427 (66.5%) for 3,570 yards, 28 TD, 10 INT and rushed 144-491-11 in 2017. Enters 2018 with the longest active streak for 28 consecutive games with at least one touchdown throw, dating back to the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. Majoring in accounting.

Positives: Quality individual and character. Very quick-footed and athletic. Good accuracy, timing and touch. Drops the ball over defenders nicely. Adequate arm. Very good mobility within the pocket and accurate on the move. Scans the field quickly, finds the open receiver and spreads the ball around. Effective runner on quarterback draw.

Negatives: Lacks height and top arm strength to really drive the ball as a passer.

Summary: Shorter than you’d like, but the success of players like Drew Brees and Baker Mayfield would indicate the transition to the NFL game is possible.

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