Analysis: 2017 QB Dylan McCaffrey

The Michigan Insider breaks down Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian 2017 QB Dylan McCaffrey’s performance versus Pomona (Colo.), with highlights.

Analysis: 2017 QB Dylan McCaffrey

Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian’s Dylan McCaffrey didn’t have his best performance last Friday, passing for 150+ yards with two total touchdowns (one passing) and two interceptions, in Valor’s 28-14 home loss versus Pomona.

That being said, McCaffrey does a lot nice things on the football field. He’s very athletic. He has the ability to avoid the rush and runs very smoothly in the backfield. If there is no play, he can make something happen with his feet and pick up the necessary yards to get the first down. However, he did have a tendency to hold on the ball a little too long and took some unnecessary sacks in the game, which cost his team.

From a passing standpoint, he passes the eyes test. He can make all the throws and possesses more than adequate arm strength. He can make the short to intermediate throws with consistent accuracy. He had a couple deep throws he probably wishes he had back, but other than that he had a solid game. He threw two interceptions. His first was on a deep ball, and his second was a forced ball in the end zone at the end of the game.

Final Thoughts :

Overall, his four-star rating is justified. It’s easy to see why top programs like Michigan, Stanford and Duke all want his services. He is a high level quarterback.

McCaffrey's thoughts on Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh:

"One thing he said that stuck out (during my visit) was he's going to find a way to win. He's a coach that knows how to win and he's going to do everything he can and put players in the right position just to win"


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