Quinn Ewers
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Quinn Ewers
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Southlake, TX
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Quinn Ewers Prospect Overview
Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) throws a pass in the 2022 Alamo Bowl against the Washington Huskies at the Alamodome. Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Quinn Ewers QB Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Quinn Ewers QB Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 07/12/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.74 seconds (69%*)
Age: 21.3 DOB: 03/15/2003
Height: 6-2 (33%*) Weight: 195 (1%*)
Forty: 4.74 (O) (69%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 07/12/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.74 seconds (69%*)
Age: 21.3 DOB: 03/15/2003
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (33%*) Weight: 195 (1%*)
Forty: 4.74 (O) (69%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 90.9 / 100
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Overall Rank: #5 Position rank: #1
College Games: 21 College Snaps: 1378
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 95/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Michael Penix Jr. - Washington
Bo Nix - Oregon
Zach Wilson - BYU
Draft Profile: Bio

Quinn Ewers arrived at Texas with sky-high expectations after being the top-ranked recruit in the 2021 class. The Southlake, Texas native initially committed to the Longhorns before a brief detour to Ohio State. He returned home in 2022, taking over as Texas' starting quarterback.

In two seasons as the Longhorns' signal-caller, Ewers has shown steady improvement. After throwing for 2,177 yards and 15 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman, he took a significant leap in 2023. Ewers racked up 3,479 passing yards and 27 total touchdowns, completing 69% of his passes. His performance earned him second-team All-Big 12 honors and helped lead Texas to a conference title and College Football Playoff berth.

Ewers possesses the arm talent that made him such a heralded recruit. He can make every throw on the field and has shown flashes of brilliance, particularly in big games. His performances against Alabama, Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship, and Washington in the College Football Playoff demonstrated his potential. However, consistency and mechanical issues have prevented Ewers from fully realizing his immense potential heading into a critical 2024 season.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Ewers has a natural side-arm throw that allows him to effortlessly generate strong velocity on his passes. He looks almost Mahomes'ish
  • Despite his youth, he showcased impressive skill by performing notably against Alabama's much-vaunted defense.
  • As the top-rated player and quarterback in his class, Ewers' raw talent has been acknowledged and he is set on a promising trajectory, hinting at a potential breakout season.
  • He holds the distinction of being the No. 1 player for the class of 2022, as per 247 Sports Composite, and his decision to reclassify and eventually return to Texas as the starting quarterback attests to his commitment and confidence in his abilities.
  • Quick release allows him to get the ball out under pressure and fit passes into tight windows
  • Shows poise in the pocket and ability to navigate pressure while keeping eyes downfield
  • Despite facing competition, Ewers has managed to cement his position, even outpacing talents like 5-star recruit Arch Manning for the lead role in Texas.
  • His versatility as a passer stands out, as he can release from various arm slots, putting him in an advantageous position among his peers.
  • Given the upcoming stacked quarterback draft class featuring names like Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, Ewers has a challenging season ahead, which could shape his draft prospects considerably.
  • Ewers' poise under pressure and his ability to adapt, dodge pass rushers, and extend plays are indicative of his potential as a game-changing asset in the NFL.
  • Impressive touch and timing on deep balls, particularly when leading receivers downfield
  • Strong performances in high-stakes games, including the Big 12 Championship and College Football Playoff
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent mechanics lead to accuracy issues, particularly when throwing off-platform
  • Footwork in the pocket can be sloppy, affecting timing and ball placement
  • Decision-making can be questionable at times, forcing throws into tight coverage
  • Lacks ideal size for the position, potentially limiting durability at the next level
  • Still developing as a full-field reader and can be slow to progress through reads
  • Tendency to rely too heavily on arm talent rather than maintaining sound footwork and delivery
Scouting Report: Summary

Ewers enters his junior season with immense potential but significant room for growth. His arm talent is undeniable, capable of making throws that leave scouts salivating. When he's on, Ewers can pick apart defenses at all levels of the field. His touch on deep balls and ability to layer passes over linebackers are NFL-caliber skills.

However, inconsistent mechanics and decision-making have held Ewers back from truly elite production. He'll need to show improved footwork and more consistent accuracy to solidify himself as a top prospect. Ewers' ability to process defenses and work through progressions will be closely scrutinized as Texas moves to the SEC.

Projecting forward, Ewers profiles as a high-ceiling prospect who could thrive in a vertical passing offense that takes advantage of his arm strength. His quick release and ability to throw from multiple platforms suggest he could succeed in a timing-based system as well.

If he can marry his natural gifts with refined QB mechanics and show progression reading defenses post-snap, Ewers could solidify his position as a first-round prospect. After a breakout 2023 season and with nearly 35 career starts expected by the end of 2024, we are now looking at a blue-chip talent with franchise quarterback potential. The 2024 season will be his NFL audition tape, and scouts will be laser-focused.

Written By:
Eli Cooper (Big 12)

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*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.