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Tom Brandstater Scouting Report


By Michael Pierce


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Brandstater Tom Fresno State QB 5.7
Last Name First Name College Position Final Grade
6'5" 216 4.95
Height Weight 40 Time
ATHLETIC ABILITY SECTION GRADE: 5.5
Q.A.B 5.5

Quick Feet 5.5

C.O.D 5.0

Flexibility 5.5

Coordination 5.0

Brandstater is very inconsistent in his athletic ability. At times he shows he has the ability to move around in the pocket and be agile. His style is more of a drop back passer and he does not display much change of direction ability and his feet sometimes look like they are in cement. Brandstater lacks a good amount of coordination; he looks very awkward and uncomfortable in the shotgun and his play action is very lazy and not convincing at all.
COMPETITIVENESS SECTION GRADE: 5.5
Toughness 6.0

Clutch Play 4.5

Production 4.0

Consistency 5.5

Team Player 6.0

Pride/Quit 6.0

I think Brandstater plays hard and does give forth good effort. He shows competitiveness and wants to help his teammates succeed; however I would not rely on him for a game winning drive. I don't believe his skill set and athletic ability allow him to be that take over the game kind of QB. Brandstater is a tough player who is going to give you everything he has but his consistency is very marginal at best. His mechanics to his actually production is very inconsistent.
MENTAL ALERTNESS SECTION GRADE: 5.0
Learn/Retain 5.0

Inst/Reaction 4.9

Concentration 4.9

Brandstater consistently makes poor reads and it doesn't seem that he makes an effective pre-snap read. By watching Brandstater play it is fairly obvious that his mental preparation is not all there. I believe with more study in the film room Brandstater's instincts, reaction, and ability to read the defense will drastically improve.
STRENGTH/EXPLOSION SECTION GRADE: 6.0
Body Type 8.0

Durability 6.0

Explosion 4.5

Play Strength 5.0

Brandstater has outstanding size for QB in the NFL. He has ideal height and weight. Brandstater has a strong arm that needs to be re-fined in the NFL. With good coaching Brandstater can improve his accuracy and mechanics which would compliment his strong arm immensely.
GDE CATEGORY COMMENTS/DESCRIPTION COMBINE NOTES
5.5 TECHNIQUE Very inconsistent; better under center 225 Reps:

DNP

Vertical Jump:

DNP

Broad Jump:

DNP

20 Yard Shuttle:

4.37

60 Yard Shuttle:

N/A

3 Cone Drill:

6.93

7.5 ARM STRENGTH Big arm; can put a lot of zip on ball
5.5 CONVERT % Very inconsistent; not big time QB
4.0 2ND LIVES Next to no scrambling ability
5.5 ACC SHORT IN PKT Mechanics are inconsistent; causes accuracy to be off
5.5 ACC LONG IN PKT Mechanics are inconsistent; causes accuracy to be off
4.0 ACC ON THE MOVE Pocket passer
6.0 BIG PLAYS Has ability to make big plays downfield
3.9 UNDER PRESSURE Very erratic under pressure CRITICAL FACTORS
4.0 LEADERSHIP/POISE Doesn't seem to take charge of team or game Size: 8.0

Athleticism: 5.5

Strength: 6.0

Competes: 5.5

Play Speed: 4.9

5.0 READ DEFENSES Needs improvement
5.5 BIG ERRORS Has potential for big mistakes, especially under pressure
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Brandstater's strengths are his size and his strong arm. When Brandstater has good mechanics and can step into his throws he can be very accurate and effective. When given time Brandstater can be an effective QB. Brandstater's big strong arm gives him the opportunity to make big plays downfield. Brandstater's biggest weakness is his inconsistency. At times he displays great mechanics and he delivers the ball well, but a lot of the times he is erratic and short arms his throws. He is very bad under pressure and gets very erratic and rushes his throws.
SUMMARY
Brandstater has very good potential to become a solid backup in the NFL. He has a lot of inconsistencies in his mechanics and his poise. Brandstater shows the most comfort and consistency when he is under center and is in a 3 step drop. Under any type of duress Brandstater has a tendency to panic and rush his throws which allows for some big mistake opportunities. Brandstater does have a big strong arm and when given time can make a big play downfield. Brandstater needs to develop a better ability to read the defense and keep his poise in the pocket. He needs to become more comfortable out of the shotgun which I believe will help him with scanning the defense. Under the right coaching staff Brandstater could develop into a solid backup in the league with a potential to be a starter later in his career.


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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