Hoyer is a good
athlete who shows some quickness when getting outside the pocket.
His ability to change directions is a bit slow and he is not going to
make you miss a whole lot in the open field. Hoyer's balance
and footwork is a bit sloppy at times which leads to poor mechanics
and off target throws.
Hoyer is a tough
kid and he plays very hard. His consistency is very
lacking; he is the type of QB who can go for 300 yards and 3 TD's
one week and then go 150 yards and 3 INT's the next. His competitiveness
I believe is what causes him to be so erratic with his consistency.
Hoyer tries so hard to be the guy to make the plays that he ends making
mistakes, rather than playing controlled and within the offense which
would allow for more plays to be made. He is a very good team
player and you know he is going to play extremely hard on every play
of every game.
game is very inconsistent. Like I said before I believe his desire
to make the plays and win the game cloud his ability to instinctively
react to the defense. I think because of this his concentration
and focus go in a different direction which leads to big mistakes.
Hoyer has decent
height and weight for a QB in the NFL; however, teams would probably
like him to be a bit taller. He is a durable player who is known
to play through pain and injuries. Hoyer has a good explosiveness
when getting rid of the ball or taking off on foot downfield.
Despite Hoyer's lack of bulk he plays very strong and though it is
unwise, is not afraid to try and run someone over downfield.
to rush throws
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
Solid, but not
a huge arm
Has some ability
to get outside the pocket
SHORT IN PKT
Solid on the underneath
ACC LONG IN
ACC ON THE
Good on rolls
and bootlegs/not scrambling
Tries too hard
Gets rattled and
Makes poor reads/locks
in on one receiver/rarely ever looks off safety
Tries too hard
makes poor reads
Hoyer is a fierce competitor and
you know what you are going to get from him in terms of effort.
He has some ability to avoid the rush and get outside the pocket to
make plays. When Hoyer plays under control he is very good and
his technique is solid. He is good at the underneath stuff and
can dink and dunk it down the field which helps him to get into a rhythm.
Hoyer has trouble
with reading defenses and struggles with looking off the safety which has
led to some ill advised throws. He is very inconsistent which
is exactly why he had such a poor senior season. Hoyer's footwork
is choppy most of the time which leads to bad throwing mechanics and
that is responsible for a lot of his accuracy problems.
Hoyer has the potential to be
a very good backup QB in the NFL. He has a lot of consistency problems
and I think with the right coaching staff he may be able to correct
some of that. His mechanics are lacking and he really needs a
lot of work with his feet. Hoyer's competitiveness and his lay
on the line attitude makes him a good risk for an NFL team. Usually
players with that kind of attitude are very coachable.
Numerical Final Grade Scale:
7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
18.104.22.168 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).
Aren't you forgetting about Telvin Smith, one of the best young linebackers in the league?? Not only that, Myles Jack can easily slide into the MLB role, while Dante Fowler/ or Yannick Ngakoue rushes from the strongside LB spot. Sorry but, LB is definely not a major need for this squad. Nice try though smh