Rookie Brody Purdy has taken the NFL by storm since changing into the San Francisco 49ers beginning quarterback in December.
The former Iowa State standout earned the “Mr. Irrelevant” title after being chosen by the 49ers with the closing choose of the 2022 draft. But, a scouting report is shedding some mild on one group’s degree of curiosity in drafting the quarterback.
The Athletic obtained a scouting report that touched on Purdy’s constructive attributes, in addition to a few of his potential drawbacks.
According to the report, a scout mentioned Purdy was “very mature and skilled.” He was a four-year starter throughout his faculty soccer tenure.
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But a coach additionally identified his bodily limitations. “Did not take a look at properly, restricted athlete that has a maxed out physique,” the report acknowledged, with weaknesses being acknowledged as “restricted arm, each in power and throw repertoire.”
“I do not bear in mind him shifting like that at Iowa State, and he did not take a look at properly. He jumped 27 inches, which is horrible. He ran a 4.85 (4.84). He’s acquired quick arms, like actually quick, and he is acquired small fingers. He’s 6-1, and his arm is OK. The twitchiness simply wasn’t actually there. His quick shuttle was OK — 4.45 — that is not excellent,” the coach mentioned.
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The 49ers beforehand drafted quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 picks in the 2021 draft. San Francisco appeared to be prepared to flip over the keys of the franchise to Lance for the 2022 season and Purdy was not anticipated to contribute this yr.
Several months after drafting Purdy, the Niners determined to restructure veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract, which noticed him agree to a one-year restricted deal to function Lance’s backup. But Lance suffered a season-ending harm in Week 2, and Garoppolo later went down with a foot harm, all of a sudden thrusting Purdy into the beginning position.
Purdy has but to lose a sport since he has been named the starter. His subsequent take a look at takes place on Sunday for the NFC Championship towards the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Purdy will likely be the fifth rookie quarterback to begin a convention championship sport.
The coach who evaluated Purdy mentioned the 23-year-old’s capability to course of defensive schemes has contributed to his success.
“He is processing numerous data pre-snap as a result of they do numerous movement, shifts, kills, alerts in that offense. It may be arduous to simply snap the ball and know which method to hand the ball off. His composure late in the down — he has not made very many boneheaded errors — has actually been spectacular,” mentioned the coach, who believes Purdy can be thought-about a second-or-third-rounder right this moment.
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Purdy has thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, with a completion proportion of 67.1 p.c over the course of his 9 sport NFL profession.