Scouting Report: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Davidson, NC | 6012 | 204 | 4.62E | 2019

Possesses a lightning quick release and a smooth delivery, with the ability to get the ball out before the defender has a chance to break on the route—capable of throwing receivers open. He’s hyper accurate and shows tremendous touch on deep balls (especially fade patterns), knows when to zip it, when to take the mustard off; has shown arm strength to squeeze the ball in tight windows and also hit deep targets in stride. Understands how to break down a defense pre-snap. He has a very effective pump-fake, he knows how to look off a safety and is thriving in Dana Holgerson’s up-tempo spread attack in 2017. His feet and throwing motion are synced together nicely, which allows him to make all the pro level throws due to his sound mechanics. Operates primarily out of shotgun formation. Shows some happy feet in pocket and tends to bounce/hop in pocket. A mature leader on and off the field, he is already married and has one daughter. He began his career at Florida but during his redshirt freshman season, he was suspended 12 months for violating the NCAA’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and decided to transfer at the end of the year. His brothers Hayes and Nash are social media stars. His father, Chad Grier, was a backup quarterback at East Carolina in 1989 and 1990 and was Will’s head coach on several state high school championship teams in North Carolina. He should see his draft stock rise after scouts remember what kind of arm talent he has at his disposal—a darkhorse candidate for the first round if he continues to develop and progress at the rate he’s been going!

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2016: Sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements.

2015: Played in six games and started five. Completed 106-of-161 passes for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Had 36 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns with a long of 38 yards.

2014: Did not see any game action and redshirted Enrolled in January.

High School: Completed 32-of-42 passes for a season-high 599 passing yards and seven touchdowns en route to an NCISAA Division II state title over Harrells Christian Academy Totaled 4,989 yards with a national-best 77 touchdowns in his senior year Rushed for 1,251 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2013 In his career, he totaled 14,565 yards and a state-record 195 touchdown passes His 14,565 passing yards are second in North Carolina state history behind former UF quarterback Chris Leak Also had 2,955 career rushing yards and 31 rushing scores Was the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year as a junior and senior Set a national record for single-game passing yardage as a junior in 2012 with an 837-yard, 10-touchdown performance against Harrells Christian in the playoffs Coached by father and former East Carolina standout quarterback Chad Grier.

Personal: Birthday is April 3 Wife, Jeanne, and daughter, Eloise Son of Chad and Elizabeth Grier One of four children Majoring in multidisciplinary studies.

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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