Luke Falk Draft Profile

Luke Falk draft

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Quick release
  • Throws catchable ball
  • Ball placement
  • Productive in college
  • Accurate short throws

Analysis: Luke Falk was an ultra-productive quarterback in Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense at Washington State. He is the all-time Pac-12 leader in passing yards, showing just how productive he was on the football field. Falk is a towering quarterback who stands tall in the pocket throughout the rep. Can see over the murk up front. Quick setup in the pocket with bounding, easy feet. Possesses a quick, compact release. That compact release is one of the best in the draft class. Gets ball out instantly and accurately on short throws and throws in front of him. Shows an ability to attack one-on-one defenders with accurate fades and back-shoulder throws. Falk delivers a very catchable ball that hits receivers in stride. Will look-off high safety out of position to open the middle of the field for a post throw. Throws with plus ball placement.

Weaknesses:

  • Arm strength
  • Anticipatory throws
  • Slow to read blitzers
  • Air mails a lot of throws
  • Makes ill-advised or off-balance throws consistently
  • Below average mobility
  • 74% of throws were less than 10 yards
  • Air Raid system QB
  • Pocket poise

Analysis: Let’s say it like it is. Luke Falk has a noodle for an arm. His quick release disguises inconsistent arm strength. His field side throws and attempts to deep middle will float allowing defenders time to close. Needs to work on driving ball with lower trajectory between the hash. Waits too long to cut it loose leading receivers into oncoming traffic. Slow to see blitzers and misses hot routes. Mobility is below average. Sacked 125 times in his career. Pocket poise took downturns at various points during season. Decision making stalls out after getting through early reads. He is very inconsistent on tape making anticipatory throws–to me, that shows he is a product of the offensive system he was in at Washington State. Majority of interceptions came against zone. Nonchalant short touch throws defaulting to back foot releases. A huge stat for me when watching his tape: Almost 74 percent of his pass attempts were less than 10 yards. He is not the gunslinger type who will take chances downfield–Falk knows his arm strength is less than ideal and he stays close to the line of scrimmage with his passes.

Size: 6’4 225lbs

Draft Rank: No. 9 QB

NFL Comparison: TJ Yates

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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