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Mark Sanchez Scouting Report


By Michael Pierce


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Sanchez Mark USC QB 6.5
Last Name First Name College Position Final Grade
6'3" 225 4.88
Height Weight 40 Time
ATHLETIC ABILITY SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Q.A.B 6.5

Quick Feet 6.0

C.O.D 5.0

Flexibility 6.0

Coordination 7.0

Sanchez is a very good athlete. He displays good quickness and has excellent footwork in the passing game. When taking off downfield is when you can really notice the effects of his knee. He has trouble changing directions quickly but has really good straight line speed. Sanchez shows very good agility and balance when moving around and out of the pocket while keep his eyes downfield.
COMPETITIVENESS SECTION GRADE: 7.0
Toughness 7.0

Clutch Play 7.0

Production 7.5

Consistency 8.0

Team Player 7.5

Pride/Quit 7.0

Sanchez is an outstanding competitor and has been his whole life. When Sanchez got his shot this year to be the guy for the Trojans his production was excellent. He is a consistent player whose mechanics never waiver. Sanchez's pride and determination helped him to be clutch in big play situations. Sanchez plays his best in the biggest games and his production shows it. He is a tremendous team player who does a great job of leading his teammates and keeping everyone involved.
MENTAL ALERTNESS SECTION GRADE: 7.5
Learn/Retain 7.0

Inst/Reaction 8.0

Concentration 7.5

Sanchez's mental game is outstanding he prepares well and reads defenses exceptionally. He displays excellent instincts and does a great job victimizing the defense. Sanchez maintains great concentration throughout the course of the game. He does a good job of adjusting to the defense and taking what they give him.
STRENGTH/EXPLOSION SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Body Type 8.0

Durability 6.0

Explosion 6.5

Play Strength 6.5

Sanchez has exceptional size for QB in the NFL. He shows good explosion when getting the ball out of his hands that leads to a very quick release. Sanchez plays strong and has a very strong arm that allows him to zip the ball downfield with a lot of velocity. Sanchez's only knock is his knee injury and that could scare some teams away as it was fairly noticeable when running the 40 at the combine.
GDE CATEGORY COMMENTS/DESCRIPTION COMBINE NOTES
7.5 TECHNIQUE Excellent and consistent 225 Reps:

DNP

Vertical Jump:

32.5

Broad Jump:

9'08

20 Yard Shuttle:

4.21

60 Yard Shuttle:

N/A

3 Cone Drill:

7.06

6.5 ARM STRENGTH Very good/gets ball downfield with zip
7.0 CONVERT % Converts big plays very well
6.0 2ND LIVES Has enough mobility to buy time
7.5 ACC SHORT IN PKT Excellent/gives receivers chance to make plays
7.0 ACC LONG IN PKT Puts it in front of receiver to make big play
6.5 ACC ON THE MOVE Very good if flushed out of pocket
7.5 BIG PLAYS Ability to take advantage of defenses allows for big plays
7.0 UNDER PRESSURE Very calm and poise CRITICAL FACTORS
7.0 LEADERSHIP/POISE Outstanding leader commands control of offense Size: 8.0

Athleticism: 6.5

Strength: 6.5

Competes: 7.0

Play Speed: 6.0

7.0 READ DEFENSES Understands defenses and reads well/makes good decisions with the ball
6.5 BIG ERRORS Does not make many mistakes
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Sanchez's biggest upside is his skills and mechanics. He does a good job of being consistent in his drop backs and delivery. Sanchez has an outstanding ability to recognize the defense and know where he is going with the ball before it is snapped. He comes up with big plays by setting up the defense and then taking advantage of them. Sanchez's biggest weakness is his lack of starter experience. He has only started for one season. Another is his question of durability and mobility with his knee injury. The speed of the game in the NFL is so much faster that it may pose a problem to Sanchez in moving around the pocket with his knee.
SUMMARY
Sanchez has tremendous potential to be a star in the NFL just like Leinert and Palmer did as well. USC produces players who are ready for the NFL, but Sanchez's lack of game experience will probably cause teams to pass on him early on. There is no question about his abilities and skill sets. Sanchez has excellent technique and is a very heady QB. He does an excellent job of recognizing coverages and blitzes. Sanchez has a quick release and is very accurate with the ball giving his receivers all the chances to make plays after the catch. Hopefully Sanchez has gained enough game experience at USC so that it is not a rude awakening in the NFL.


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
  • 5.0.5.4 - Backup/scout team


  • Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).



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