The following is a Dwayne Haskins NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Ohio State QB. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting strengths and weaknesses while looking at his NFL player comparison and his projection.
Dwayne Haskins NFL Draft Profile
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 231lbs School: Ohio State
Command of offense is evident the minute you put on the tape. Seems to be a solid pre-snap processor and adjusts protections and play calls. Able to mix launch points and trajectory to be precise on touch throws. Threads ball in between zones beautifully and places the ball well relative to coverage. Knows how to layer his passes in between zones and is capable of making some high level throws over the middle of the field. Sideline passes arrive with plenty of heat and are well placed. Uses eyes to manipulate and is a good processor of peripheral coverage. Anticipatory kind of thrower. Anticipates windows well in between zones and before receivers come out of their breaks. Processes keys well, quick to ID defense and knows where to go with the football. Excels in short game with snappy decision making and excellent placement on underneath throws. Timing and rhythm based thrower. Reads layered concepts well and is quick to pull trigger when he IDs open man. A reliably speedy processor in the quick game and finds underneath throws in the face of pressure. Plenty of arm and can generate adequate velocity to all levels. Quick release, ball often comes out cleanly and on time. Generates power from driving off back foot and torquing through his hips when kept clean
Not remotely mobile, won’t create much when scrambling and NFL rushers will get home at a high clip when he tries to escape. Feet get really sloppy in the quick game. Doesn’t plant and step into throws, would like to see him throw with more consistent lower body mechanics. Won’t step into throws when space is limited in the pocket and sacrifices precise placement as a result. This holds especially true on deep passes, often ending up underthrown. Has some flashes processing edge pressure and manoeuvring in the pocket, but internal clock needs to improve, especially vs blitzes.
Strong-armed QB with desired frame and ability to operate a quick passing attack at a high level. Processing skills improved notably during his lone season of starting experience at Ohio State. Lacks the mobility to create under pressure and needs to build more solid throwing foundation in his lower half. Lack of adequate throwing base impacts deep ball badly.
Haskins has the tools to be an above average starter in the NFL and the improvement he has shown processing coverages and working through progressions towards the end of the season is encouraging for his NFL outlook. In the right situation, I can see Haskins becoming a top 15 QB in the NFL.
Comparison: Matt Ryan
Grade: 1st Round