Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Gardner Minshew

Quarterback
School: Washington State | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 225 | 40: 4.96 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.27
Projected Round
7-FA
Pos: 
Unheralded quarterback who greatly increased his draft stock with a terrific senior season. Patient in the pocket, plays with great discipline and buys time for receivers. Displays outstanding awareness and a feel for what's happening on the field, senses the blitz and quickly gets rid of the ball. Scans the field, uses all of his targets and spreads the ball around. Effectively sells ball fakes and takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available. Displays good timing on throws and leads receivers with passes. Puts air under the deep ball.
Neg: 
Lacks a big-time arm and really does not get speed on deep throws or passes to the flanks. Lack of height may be an issue, as he has passes knocked away.
Analysis: 
Minshew was a little-known quarterback before the season but is now poised to be selected in the late rounds of the draft. He has great intangibles and a feel for the game but lacks true next-level physical skills. At the very least, Minshew has enough skill to be the third quarterback on the depth chart.