Full Name: Matt Leinart School: USC
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220 40: 4.81
The Good: Athletic passer with a live arm, and the ability
to throw all the passes. Sets up with solid footwork, shows excellent vision in
the pocket and quickly finds the open wide out on the field. Patient, looks off
the safety and takes the safe underneath route if nothing is available down the
field. Displays excellent timing, senses the rush and stands in the pocket
taking a hit in order to get the pass off. Challenges the vertical game, yet
rarely makes mistakes or throws poor passes. Very accurate, hits targets on the
mark and receivers rarely break stride to make the reception. Poised under
pressure, knows where receivers are on the field and quickly gets the ball out
of his hand.
The Bad: Not a mobile quarterback that eludes the rush. Gathers
and takes a while to get the pass released when rolling outside the pocket. Has
a tendency to stare down the primary target.
The Skinny: After seamlessly taking over for Heisman Trophy winner
and former number one pick Carson Palmer, Leinart has not missed a beat and
possesses outstanding potential for the next level. Could be used in a variety
of systems as he combines both athletic skills and mental intangibles to lead a
franchise at the next level. Must physically mature and is a quarterback
prospect best served sitting on the sidelines for a season yet a signal caller a
franchise can build a team around for the next decade.
Scouting Report-Matt Leinart
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