49ers Select QB Brock Purdy as Mr Irrelevant

The 49ers selected Iowa State QB Brock Purdy with final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Purdy is this years Mr. Irrelevant.

Overview

Four-year starter who was never able to improve upon a stellar sophomore campaign. Purdy is a burly pocket quarterback who needs a play-action based offense where he can rely on timing over release quickness and arm strength. He can be a confident passer when he finds his rhythm, but throwing is more of a chore than a talent thanks to a labored release. Certain areas of the field will be off limits as he moves up to take on NFL coverage talent. He’s a scrappy runner but not dynamic enough to make up for his shortcomings as a passer.

Strengths

  • Four-year starter and team leader.
  • Different quarterback when he finds his rhythm.
  • Makes his way through progressions.
  • Strong hands allow for easy pump fakes to move defenders.
  • Generally accurate passer between the numbers.
  • Confident throwing over linebackers and in front of safeties.
  • Good toughness and anticipation as a runner.
  • Willing to dive to move the chains.

Weaknesses

  • Pocket setup lacks quickness.
  • Field blinders occasionally rob him of seeing the big play.
  • Delivery is labored.
  • Lacks timing to beat NFL corners outside the numbers.
  • Shies away from tight-window throws.
  • Ball needs to come out sooner on deep-ball shots.
  • Confidence and consistency have been issues.

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