Scouting Report: Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

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Stephenville, TX | 6022 | 210 | 4.78E | 2020

Stidham has a quick release, he shows off great placement in throwing receivers open and his touch on short throws is outstanding with the finesse lobs he is capable of. The potential of an arm talent like Stidham, coupled with an offensive scheme like Gus Malzahnā€™s read option spread attack is a quality marriage. Jarrett Stidham operated out of the spread in shotgun mostly at Baylor and that did not change at Auburn, so his ability to take snaps from under center will be a question mark but his throwing mechanics and arm strength are legitimate. Stidham understands how to find throwing lanes, he does a good job of altering his throwing platform and is capable of side arm as well as his natural over the top delivery. His footwork within his throwing motion is in sync, he knows when to torque down and spin it into a tight window but he also understands when to take the steam off and throw a catchable check down. Jarrett Stidham enjoyed a real coming out party in 2017 and could well parlay that success into a 1st round draft grade whenever he declares.

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Five-star quarterback transfer who was the nation’s top-rated dual-threat signalcaller coming out of the prep ranks … ESPN No. 1 JUCO prospect … student at McLennan Community College during autumn, 2016 … played 2015 season at Baylor, where he was 75-109 passing for 1,265 yards and 12 TD as a true freshman … three-time all-state selection for Coach Joseph Gillespie at Stephenville (Texas) High … Under Armour All-American Game … Elite 11 … District 3-4A MVP as a junior … career passing totals of 6,516 yards and 80 TD; career rushing of 1,790 yards and 29 scores … all-district in basketball and also ran track … birthday is August 8 … son of Rochelle and Juder Stidham … has two brothers, Juder and Dustin … enjoys hunting … studying in the College of Liberal Arts.

 

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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