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.