Iowa State 2016 Class Review: Quarterbacks

AllCyclones.com is taking a position by position look at Iowa State's 2016 class with the help of each position coach. In this edition, we look at the addition of two quarterbacks.

Who Iowa State Added

 

The Scouting Report

Zeb Noland: Noland is a big, 6-foot-3 quarterback who has a strong arm and good accuracy and touch on the deep ball. Noland is capable of making every throw and while he is mostly considered a pocket-passer, he does have the ability to move. With development in Iowa State's weight program Noland, who is ranked as the No. 45 overall QB in the 2016 class, could be a long-term answer.  — Scout's Alex Halsted

Jacob Park: The ball comes out of Park's hand hot. He has a live arm and a very short/compact release. He spins the ball very well and throws a very catchable pass. He not only can put heat on the ball, but he can throw with touch as well. One of his biggest strengths is his feet — he keeps his feet moving in the pocket, he is quick into his drops, and he can throw on the move. He is more of a streaky QB now, so he's working on consistency.  — Scout's Chad Simmons (2014)

The Position Situation

Iowa State will enter the spring with redshirt junior Joel Lanning as the clear No. 1 quarterback, but Zeb Noland and Dom DeLira will have ample opportunity to showcase their abilities being the only other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. The general thinking is that Jacob Park, because of his maturity and experience in a Power 5 program, will ultimately be Lanning's backup when he arrives in the summer with Noland somewhere right behind him. Whether Park has an immediate shot to supplant Lanning is uncertain, but Iowa State finally has some quarterback depth after having just two scholarship quarterbacks upon Matt Campbell's arrival. 


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