PAC-12: We Know About Herbert, Who Else is There?

PAC-12

The Pac-12 has some intriguing senior quarterback prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. Including one who could be the top overall pick.

So, let’s take a look at Justin Herbert, Steven Montez, and K.J. Costello.

Justin Herbert, Sr, Oregon

Games Watched: (2018) Stanford, Washington State

Justin Herbert surprised many, including myself, when he decided to return to Eugene for his senior season. However, it really isn’t all that surprising after you pull the covers back. Herbert is a borderline genius in the classroom and his younger brother will play with the Ducks in the fall.

Herbert has a strong arm. He can make all of the NFL throws. Herbert does a great job of throwing his receivers open. A trait that will serve him well at the next level. Herbert has superior throwing mechanics and footwork. Even on the move, he almost always gets his shoulders square to make the pass.

Herbert is extremely accurate. I love his feel in the pocket. He is a clean prospect and I can’t wait to watch more in the fall.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 9.4

Production Score (Preliminary): 8

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 6.84

Steven Montez, Sr, Colorado

Games Watched: (2018) Nebraska, Washington

Montez is a raw physical talent. He has a big arm but he lacks refinement. Montez currently doesn’t have the accuracy or mechanics to be a top prospect. It is definitely something he needs to improve this season. If Montez can put it together, look out.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 7.8

Production Score (Preliminary): 7

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 5.73

K.J. Costello, Sr, Stanford

Games Watched: (2018) Notre Dame, San Diego State

Costello can best be described as a beneficiary of his surroundings. He benefitted greatly from throwing jump balls to JJ Arcega-Whiteside and others. Costello has a below average arm with below average accuracy. He needs to improve a great many things and do that without the players that he had in 2018.

Tape Score (Preliminary): 6.4

Production Score (Preliminary): 8

Preliminary Score (Minus Athletic Testing): 5.04

On the final journey during the QB voyage, we will look at three prominent transfers and one FCS talent with a famous last name.

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