Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State #9

6001, 202, 4.57


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. Started all 13 games, completed 192-of-361 (53.2%) for 2,530 yars, 18 TD, 7 INT and rushed 170-798-12 (4.7 avg.) in 2018. Accounting major.

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. Consistency wavered as senior.

Summary: Shorter than you’d like, and hasn't proven consistency as a passer. But could be a serviceable backup, or develop into a utility receiver or defensive back if willing to go that route. Looked like a viable quarterback prospect in 2017.

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