Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ryan Finley

Quarterback
School: North Carolina State | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.0 / 213 | 40: 4.73 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.55
Projected Round
4th
Pos: 
Smart, accurate passer with limited arm strength. Patient, keeps his eyes downfield and easily locates open wideouts. Displays outstanding pocket sense and awareness, feels the rush and gets outside the tackles to make throws on the move. Goes through progressions, always looks to be in control of the situation and buys as much time as necessary for receivers. Throws with an over-the-top delivery, generally does not make mental errors and naturally looks off the safety. Displayed tremendous accuracy in 2017, leads receivers down or across the field and places passes where only his target can make the reception. Competes and works to keep his team in the game.
Neg: 
Seemed to take a step back last season, threw more into covered targets and made poor decisions. Struggles when he must quickly get rid of the ball. Must put a lot of effort to get extra speed on passes or drive deep throws.
Analysis: 
Finley was graded as the top senior quarterback in the nation coming into the 2018 season, but his play leveled off and even regressed in some areas last year. He's a game manager who needs pieces around him, as Finley is unable to carry a team on his shoulders. He must add bulk to his frame, which will help hopefully improve his arm strength, and get back to the type of decision-making he displayed as a junior.