The following is a Jordan Love NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Utah State quarterback. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting positives and concerns while looking at his NFL player comparison, projection while providing game clips and any other articles and information about him.
Jordan Love NFL Draft Profile
Height: 6’4 Weight: 224 School: Utah State
- Pinpoint accuracy on his short to intermediate throws
- Ball can jump off his hand and when he puts it on a line it gets to the receiver quickly.
- Shows the ability to throw with good anticipation making throws as or before receivers make their cuts.
- Able to make accurate throws while on the move.
- Uses his lateral movement and quickness to climb the pocket and extend plays.
- Has the athletic ability to pick up yards while scrambling.
- Able to go through progressions and even manipulate the defense with his eyes.
- Does have the ability to run around and find receivers open in scramble opportunities.
- Deep ball accuracy is sketchy due to putting too much air under his throws.
- Interception numbers spiked in 2019 from 6 to 17.
- Threw several interceptions where he didn’t see the linebacker underneath.
- Can get into the habit of trying to aim the ball on his touch throws leaving them short of off the mark.
- Upper body and lower body are not always married which can cause some accuracy issues.
There is a lot to like out of Jordan Love has he has the tools to be an top quarterback in the NFL. Love is at his best in the short to intermediate throws as he’s able to use his ball placement and anticipation skills to carve up defenses. Add in that Love has good athletic ability for the position which allows him not only to move around in the pocket but to also get outside and extend plays.
From there Love becomes a lot more inconsistent with his throws, especially down the field. On one hand Love is patient in the pocket and willing to go through his reads and will even look off defenders before making throws. But where Love struggles the most is his deep ball accuracy where he puts a lot of air under his throws often times leaving the ball short or long. Rarely Love will put a little more zip on the ball and the throw is much better placed.
Another area of concern is Love’s 17 interceptions this past season. While you can’t pin all 17 solely on Love, there were several times throughout the season where Love flat out didn’t see the underneath defender even when they hadn’t moved. A coaching change and loss of his top weapons were to blame for some of his woes, but flat out not seeing defenders is a bit of a concern.
There is plenty of buzz around Jordan Love coming out of the Combine and a lot of it has to do with not only his physical tools but what his overall ceiling can be. Jordan Love has the potential to be not only an NFL teams franchise quarterback and a top 10 quarterback in the NFL. But to get to that point he needs to revert back to his 2018 form where he only three 6 interceptions compared to the 17 in 2019 and improve on his deep accuracy. At a minimum Love should be a solid NFL starter who could thrive as a distributer getting the ball out quick to his weapons. Love could get drafted as high as the Chargers at six but he likely is selected by some team trading up from the twenties to groom their eventual starter.
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