Sawyer Smith
Sawyer Smith  QB  Kentucky | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Sawyer Smith
Height
6-3
Weight
221
College
Kentucky
Position
QB
Class
Senior
Home town
Cantonment, FL
53.0/100
Player Rating
22
PositionRank (QB)
4.83
FortyYD Time
QB Rating
56.6
YDS
690
Comp %
45.2
TDS
4
INTs
5
Rush AVG

Sawyer Smith QB Kentucky | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Sawyer Smith QB Kentucky
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.83 seconds (49%*)
Overall Rank: #479 Position Rank: #22 (QB)
Height: 6-3 (54%*)
Weight: 221 (47%*)
Weight: 221 (47%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.83 seconds (49%*)
Overall Rank: #479 Position Rank: #22 (QB)
Height: 6-3 (54%*) Weight: 221 (47%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 53.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Short Passing:
47%
Medium Passing:
41%
Long Passing:
54%
Rush/Scramble:
47%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #22
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 818
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #513 Pos Rank: #38 State Rank: #169
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Strengths
  • Good (not elite) arm strength and can easily make all the NFL throws with effortless deep passes.
  • Average overall accuracy. Too often forces his receivers to adjust their routes, limiting yards after the catch. May have too much confidence in his right arm as he will force the ball into pressure rather than check down and take what the defense gives him.
  • Sees the field very well when the play breaks down and occasionally changes plays at the line.
  • Good zip and ball placement on the quick slant. Good touch down the seam and on post-corner, flag routes to attack the defense vertically and horizontally.
  • Enough arm strength to drive the ball through tight windows up to 20 yards downfield. Spreads the ball around to multiple receivers.
Weaknesses
  • Sails throws to either sideline; receivers make him look good with acrobatic catches. Back-foot throws are not accurate. Sometimes trusts his arm too much, trying to stick passes late in the play or when off-balance.
  • Has struggled with his decision-making and needs to improve his pre-snap recognition skills to read defenses and see blitzes. Doesn't decipher information as quickly as you would like, but does see the entire field and understands coverage.
  • Too often fails to give receivers a chance to make a play after the catch. High completion percentage padded by many quick screens.
  • Erratic passer who struggles with consistent ball placement - has a tough time fitting passes into tight windows.
  • 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 Sawyer Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
63.0