Chase Litton Draft Profile

Chase Litton draft profile

Strengths:

  • Prototypical size and build for a pocket quarterback
  • Confident
  • Doesn’t scare easily and looks to hurt man coverage over the top
  • Stands tall in pocket
  • Release time is good
  • Ball comes out smoothly when throwing in rhythm
  • Feathers balls over top of trail defenders
  • Had run of 27 straight games with a touchdown

Analysis: Chase Litton is an early entrant who has the size and enough arm talent to potentially pique the interest of an NFL team looking to develop a big pocket passer. He is confident in his abilities and tries to beat corners who are in man coverage on his receivers. Quick release allows him to get the ball out fast. When Litton is feeling it, he is dominant rhythm passer who produces as a high level. He went 27 consecutive games with at least one touchdown thrown at Marshall. Litton grayshirted in 2014, then started the final 11 games (the team won nine) as a freshman the following year, completing 60.1 percent of his passes (230-of-383) for 2,605 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He started 10 games as a sophomore (62.3 completion percentage, 2,612 yards, 24 touchdowns, nine interceptions), but missed one game with a concussion and another with a shoulder injury. Litton started all 13 games in 2017, as well, completing 60 percent of his throws (266-of-443) for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns. Unfortunately, his 14 interceptions ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Weaknesses:

  • Deep ball accuracy and ball placement are below average
  • Some interceptions are inexcusable
  • Has issues working through progressions and finding the best options
  • Finished last six games with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions
  • Air-mails drive throws leading to easy interceptions for safeties
  • Eyes lock into target making life easier on defensive backs

Analysis: Chase Litton’s issues with decision-making and locking onto targets may be tough to break and severely hurt his draft stock. Litton is a rhythm passer who will need a task-master at quarterback coach who can improve his pre- and post-snap plan so that he can become a more efficient, trustworthy quarterback. I wish he would’ve stayed in college one more season to hone his skills and the top end of prospects in this draft make Litton an afterthought in most draft war rooms. As mentioned above, his decision-making is very poor and some of his interceptions were due to bad throws–overthrowing open receivers. He fails to go through his progressions, rather locking onto specific targets pulling defenders in closer to his guy. This will not work in the NFL.

Size: 6’0 230lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: Connor Cook

Draft Projection: Round 6-7

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