Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kirk Cousins, QB Michigan State Scouting Report

Kirk Cousins, QB Michigan State [HT-6’3 WT-214 4.93 40 time]

Positives- Kirk has a well built frame, good size, and good mass…He is an underrated rated athlete who can move in the pocket and elude defenders better than most give him credit for (Good Pocket Awareness)…He has Above Average accuracy on his short to intermediate routes…He possess only Average Arm Strength but can throw with high velocity and on the Receiver within  20 yards…He has High Football IQ, and knows how to read defenses pre-snap (and film room) and can find the weak spots…He can read and adjust for the Blitz, and can change the play pre-snap…He can lead and throw the Receiver open…Has an advantage as he has played in the pro-style offense and shows he is comfortable both under center and in Shotgun.

Negatives- Kirk shows difficulty throwing the deep pass, as he shows he doesn’t the strength to consistently throw it downfield...This inconsistency will lead to both floated and underthrown passes, which are easily broken up or outran by the Receiver/Defensive Back…He hasn’t shown a consistent tight spiral or high velocity, leads to inconsistency in tight windows…He struggles to set his feet on a pass by pass basis…Lastly, gets nervous by phantom pressure and gets happy feet.