Scouting Report: Luke Del Rio, QB, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach, FL | 6012 | 215 | 4.85E | 2019

A game manager type of quarterback—a position on the Gators that has constantly been a revolving door due to the quarterback competitions since his arrival. Through it all, he rose to the top of the depth chart several times throughout his collegiate career, including his senior season, until a he suffered a left shoulder injury, which ended it prematurely. It was the second consecutive year that he endured a left shoulder injury, coincidentally both times were against Vanderbilt. He had a second surgery on the shoulder in October of 2017, which has really damped his draft stock. Between the white stripes, he is a quick, smart, reactive signal-caller who is like having a coach on the field—especially when it comes to getting wide receivers lined up in the right position. He began his college career at Alabama and transferred to Oregon State before finishing up at Florida. If a playing career doesn’t pan out, he could have a future in coaching and join his dad Jack, who currently serves as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.


2016: Threw for 1,358 yards with eight passing touchdowns and eight interceptions as he was 114-for-201 passing for a 118.64 pass efficiency rating… After winning the starting quarterback job in fall camp, Del Rio played and started in only six games due to a myriad of injuries… Sustained his first injury in UF’s game against UNT, which caused him to miss two games…. Returned against Mizzou and started three-consecutive contests before suffering a season-ending injury at Arkansas.

2015: Sat out due to transfer rules.

2014 (Oregon State): Enrolled at Oregon State for spring term (March) in time to participate in spring ball… Granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA on April 11 after transferring from Alabama – eligible because he was considered a non-recruited athlete at Alabama… Arrived with four years to compete four seasons… Spent the spring practice session in a three-way duel to be the No. 2 quarterback… Played well during the spring… Earned the second string job early in the season… Played in three games… Completed a season-long 52-yard pass to Hunter Jarmon at Stanford.

2013 (Alabama): Enrolled at Alabama in January of 2013… Redshirt… Walked on to the Crimson Tide football program… Was officially listed as the No. 3 quarterback on the Crimson Tide depth chart throughout 2013 and was considered the emergency quarterback.

High School/Personal: Rated the No. 2 player in the state of Colorado and the No. 27 pocket passer nationally by ESPN… Rivals listed him as the nation’s No. 28 pro-style quarterback and the No. 3 player in the state…The No. 36 quarterback by … Scout ranked him as the No. 47 signal-caller nationally… Participated in the Elite 11 camp in the summer of 2012, finishing as the No. 5 QB in the final rankings… Played at Valor Christian High, leading the Eagles to the Colorado 5A State Championship… Passed for 2,275 yards at Valor Christin with 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions…Threw for 2,580 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior in 2011 at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla… Father, Jack, is a former NFL linebacker and the current head coach for the Oakland Raiders.

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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