Kurt Benkert Draft Profile

Kurt Benkert draft profile

Strengths:

  • Decent NFL size with a lively arm
  • Has ability to drive the ball with good velocity
  • Comfortable attacking outside the numbers
  • Can fling it 45 yards down the field with a flick of the wrist while rolling right
  • Receivers couldn’t catch a cold, dropping a lot of passes
  • Climbs the pocket with eyes up the field
  • Competitive scrambler with quick feet to elude pocket pressure

Analysis: Kurt Benkert passes the eye test when it comes to the look of an NFL quarterback. His arm strength also screams NFL-caliber as he is capable of making all the throws, whether or not they will be accurate throws is the question scouts have. He can toss the rock 45 yards without more than a flick of the wrist. He was hurt by his receivers a lot in 2017–they struggles catching the easiest of passes and Benkert’s numbers struggled because of that. He is a decent athlete and you can see that within the pocket doing a solid job of eluding pressure, moving around inside the pocket always keeping his eyes downfield.┬áHis play as a senior opened the eyes of some NFL scouts, as he was the team’s leader in all 13 games, completing 58.5 percent of his passes (298-of-509) for 3,207 yards and 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Weaknesses:

  • Low release point
  • Poor completion rates on intermediate and deep balls
  • Lacks natural accuracy and placement on simple throws
  • Uncomfortable and inconsistent when throwing in the middle of the field
  • Decision making can be puzzling at best on some turnovers
  • Gets into staring contests with receivers bringing underneath coverage to the party
  • Late to recognize blitzes and doesn’t have a plan to counter
  • Less than 40 percent completion percentage when on the move

Analysis: Kurt Benkert is a gunslinger who holsters an NFL-caliber right arm, but needs to work on his marksmanship and decision-making. Benkert’s completion totals are disappointing on intermediate throws, deep throws, and against the blitz. He has the arm talent to make all the throws but hasn’t shown signs of becoming accurate enough to ever been anything more than a backup at best. His tape was riddled with poort decision-making that left you scratching your head, asking why did he just throw that there? Benkert has accuracy issues to every level of the field and looks especially uncomfortable throwing over the middle. Stares down his receivers too much bringing the coverage right to his target.

Size: 6’3 218lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: Taylor Heinicke

Draft Projection: Round 5-6

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