DJ Uiagalelei
DJ Uiagalelei  QB  Clemson | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
DJ Uiagalelei
Height
6-4
Weight
235
College
Clemson
Position
QB
Class
Junior
Home town
Inland Empire, CA
84.8/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank (QB)
4.87
FortyYD Time
QB Rating
94.9
YDS
2511
Comp %
62.4
TDS
22
INTs
7
Rush AVG
3.8

DJ Uiagalelei QB Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DJ Uiagalelei QB Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #100 Position Rank: #9 (QB)
40 time: 4.87 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 235
Date of Birth: 04/17/2001 Age: 21.7
Overall Rating: 84.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Short Passing:
75%
Medium Passing:
69%
Long Passing:
78%
Rush/Scramble:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #9
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1899
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (86/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #43 Pos Rank: #1
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (99/100 )
Ovr Rank: #2 Pos Rank: #1
Draft Profile: Bio
DJ Uiagalelei from St. John Bosco High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Uiagalelei opted to join Clemson.

In 2020 as a freshman Uiagalelei saw action in 9 games for the Tigers as he threw for a solid 914 yards on 119 attempts with a completion percent of 65.5 for an average of 7.7 yards per pass, with just 5 TDs, while taking 3 sacks, and an excellent QB rating of 102.7.

In 2021 as a sophomore he played in 13 games as he passed for an excellent 2245 yards on 378 attempts with a completion percent of 55 for an average of 5.9 yards per pass, with a solid 9 TDs, while also taking 20 sacks, and putting up a solid QB rating of 69.6. He made 94 runs for a total of 419 yards at an average of 4.5 per rush.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Uiagalelei stands tall in the pocket and has the toughness and strong build to withstand contact when Uiagalelei throws.
  • He possesses a nice combination of size, athleticism, arm strength and he sells ball fakes effectively.
  • Ball placement at short and intermediate levels is a strength. He moved quickly through progressions when asked to.
  • The deep ball is a strength for him. He can get it there, and he does a nice job dropping deep throws in with proper touch down the sideline.
  • Because he’s tall and broad-shouldered, he’s able to withstand big hits. Uiagalelei plays with a confident, gunslinger mentality and will test windows downfield.
  • Sprays the ball anywhere on the field, especially when given a pocket from which to deliver. Will step up into pocket while looking downfield, reset his feet and deliver.
  • Good size and build for the position. Very good arm strength. Can drive the ball on a line from the opposite hash.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • His throwing motion is all arm, so he’ll need to re-work his mechanics at the next level.
  • Uiagalelei has a tendency to hold the ball too long, and Uiagalelei will make panicked throws; good things don’t always follow when he’s forced to extend plays.
  • His mechanics are hit-or-miss as he struggles to remain consistent. His stride is inconsistent, leading to sporadic accuracy.
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How other scouting services rate DJ Uiagalelei (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
100.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
9.0