Scouting Report: Kyle Shurmur, QB, Vanderbilt

Philadelphia, PA | 6034 | 225 | 4.82E | 2019

A strong-armed passer who shows zip on his passes but has been plagued by streaky play—when he’s hot, he’s really on, when he’s cold, he’s ice cold. Runs a pro style type of offense, mostly out of the shotgun but does get under center and the Commodores will mix in and good percentage of pistol formation plays as well. They also like to switch to a hurry up offense in certain situations, which is where this player seems to be his best. He’ll keep the defense honest by taking chances downfield; isn’t afraid to unleash it and let her rip early and often if asked (see Florida 2017). Struggled in rainy conditions against Georgia in 2017. However, the two-minute drill before the end of the first half in that Bulldogs game was some of his finest football. When he’s moving the offense along up-tempo and is required to use his natural football intelligence, that is when he’s at his best.  Smart decision-maker with room for improvement; will take the sack rather than forcing the bad throw but could learn to get rid of the ball altogether by reacting a split second faster. He does hang tough in the pocket and will take the hit in order to deliver the ball. Benefits from a top talent running back in Ralph Webb and runs an efficient playaction and hides the pigskin extremely well—can throw on the move and bide time in the pocket if need be. Part of the reason why he has such a low completion percentage is due to the play-calling. On many occasions, they will feed the run and then have to throw the ball in obvious passing situations. Along with head coach Derek Mason, he has helped change the culture of the Vanderbilt program and changed the perception from a losing program into a place where recruits want to come and play. Father Pat Shurmur is offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings; mom was a swimmer. Currently projects as a day two or day three developmental quarterback.


2016: Starting all 13 games, Shurmur finished the regular season completing 204 of 375 passes (54.4 percent) for 2,409 yards and nine touchdowns… He also did an excellent job limiting turnovers, throwing an interception every 47 passes… His 2,409 passing yards broke the Commodore sophomore passing record previously set by Jay Cutler in 2003 total.

2015: Finished the year completing 44-of-103 passes for 503 yards and five touchdowns.

High School: Senior captain… Two-year starting QB for Philadelphia private school, helping Explorers to 16-6 overall record and two Class AAAA runnerup finishes… As senior, completed 180 of 307 passes for 2,472 yards and 25 touchdowns, earning AAAA First Team All-State and All-League honors… Named Maxwell Club’s Pennsylvania State Player of the Year as senior… Played in 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Game… Passed for 4,996 yards and 53 TDs as two-year starter… Standout swimmer, helping team to 2014 state title… Member of state record-setting 200-medley relay… Transferred to La Salle College as junior.

Personal: Kyle Patrick Shurmur… Born Nov. 6, 1996… Son of Pat and Jennifer Shurmur… Has three sisters: Allyson, Erica and Claire… Dad serves as offensive coordinator with Minnesota and is the former head coach of Cleveland Browns and offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles… Dad played football and mom swam at Michigan State… Working toward a degree in Economics… Represented teammates at 2017 SEC Media Days.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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