Hendon Hooker
Hendon Hooker  QB  Tennessee | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Hendon Hooker
Height
6-4
Weight
218
College
Tennessee
Position
QB
Class
Senior
Home town
Greensboro, NC
86.1/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (QB)
4.77
FortyYD Time
QB Rating
129.6
YDS
2945
Comp %
68.2
TDS
31
INTs
3
Rush AVG
3.7

Hendon Hooker QB Tennessee | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Hendon Hooker QB Tennessee
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #64 Position Rank: #10 (QB)
40 time: 4.77 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 218
Hands: 10 1/2 Arms: 33 1/4
Date of Birth: 01/13/1998 Age: 24.6
Overall Rating: 86.1 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Short Passing:
78%
Medium Passing:
88%
Long Passing:
86%
Rush/Scramble:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #10
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1668
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (78/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #319 Pos Rank: #22 State Rank: #20
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (89/100 )
Ovr Rank: #337 Pos Rank: #11
Draft Profile: Bio
Hendon Hooker from Dudley High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Hooker opted to join Virginia Tech.

In 2019 as a freshman Hooker saw action in 10 games for the Hokies as he threw for 1556 yards on 163 attempts with a completion percent of 60.7 for an average of 9.5 yards per pass, with 13 TDs, while taking 17 sacks, and a QB rating of 113.9.

In 2020 as a sophomore he played in 7 games as he passed for 1232 yards on 138 attempts with a completion percent of 63 for an average of 8.9 yards per pass, with 8 TDs, while also taking 16 sacks, and putting up a QB rating of 96.0. He made 112 runs for a total of 497 yards at an average of 4.4 per rush.

After season's end Hooker transfered to Tennessee where a junior in 2021 Hooker played in a total of 13 games. He passed for 2948 yards on 304 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 68.1 for an average of 9.7 yards per attept, with 31 TDs, and allowing 41 sacks, with a QB rating on the year of 129.1. As a runner he logged 88 runs for a total of 559 yards at an average of 6.4 per run.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good accuracy overall, including excellent accuracy on short timing routes to backs and receivers, placing the ball slightly in front to lead receivers to potential yardage after the catch.
  • Prototypical height for the position with the frame to easily add another 15 pounds of muscle mass without a significant loss in quickness.
  • Very confident passer and shows good accuracy and feel when in rhythm. Showed better ball placement from past years and throws very catchable passes. Puts too much air in some of his throws and needs to show a lower trajectory on deep throws.
  • Enough arm strength to drive the ball through tight windows up to 20 yards downfield. Spreads the ball around to multiple receivers.
  • Athletic quarterback who is a threat to leave the pocket and gain positive yardage at any time. Possesses very good vision balance, elusiveness and deceptive speed and power as a runner.
  • Excellent height to see over the defense.
  • Possesses a strong right arm and is capable of making every NFL throw easily. Can drive the deep out to the sideline from the opposite hash and has no problem threading the needle between closing defenders. Easily zips to all areas of the field, demonstrating very good touch on underneath routes to running backs and receivers, as well as down the sideline on deep passes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Too often fails to give receivers a chance to make a play after the catch. High completion percentage padded by many quick screens.
  • Needs to improve his touch at all levels and know when to gun it and when to take something off his throws. Accuracy is solid, but far from great with streaky ball placement downfield as he tries to thread the needle too much.
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How other scouting services rate Hendon Hooker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
75.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0
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