2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Zac Thomas

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A record-setting quarterback during his time with the Mountaineers, Zac Thomas is smart and accurate. Knowing where to go with the ball has been his forte, as he’s decisive and accurate when protected. An off-script creator, he’s quick to look for small creases to gain yards with his legs, but he also can reset his eyes to throw the ball as well. Primarily operating in a shotgun-based offense, he has comfort with attacking the short-to-intermediate areas of the field with quick game concepts and run-pass options. With below-average arm strength, he throws anticipatory passes to spots that help overcompensate for that. Because of his arm strength limitations, Thomas will need lots of help from exterior variables in order to reach his potential. He’s a practice squad candidate, but may flourish in an outside league first prior to getting an NFL opportunity of some sort.

Ideal Role: Developmental No. 3 QB that will need to spend multiple years on the practice squad or multiple years in an exterior league.

Scheme Fit: West Coast or Erhardt-Perkins offensive system—quick rhythm based throws with periodic deep shots down the field.

Written by Jordan Reid

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