2021 NFL Draft Prospect - QB Justin Fields

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Player Description

Name: Justin Fields Position: Quarterback

College: Ohio State Uniform Number: #1

Class: Junior Height: 6-3

Weight: 228 lbs Projected Round: Top 10 pick


  • Gifted athlete with exceptional mobility

  • Intangible leadership qualities

  • Excellent processing speed

  • Good footwork in the pocket

  • Dynamic runner in open space

  • Improved decision-making skills

  • Patient when going through his progressions and reads

  • Improved field vision

  • Consistently keeps his eye downfield, even when pressured

  • Able to make accurate throws on the run

  • Balance - able to make throws off platform

  • Fluid throwing motion

  • Terrific ball placement on deep passes

  • Overall excellent arm strength

  • Able to make throws in tight windows - good velocity

  • Durable and tough


For Justin Fields, his pre-snap reads are still a work in progress. Though he has made visible improvements from his first year with Ohio State in this domain, Fields needs to work on identifying blitzes. As expected with most mobile quarterbacks, Fields has a tendency of holding on to the ball longer than he should; as a result, he tends to unnecessary hits. With limited starter experience, Fields needs to improve his ability to work quicker though his reads and progressions. Though the patience is there in this aspect, he needs to be aware that his time pocket will be considerably less at the next level.

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