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Scouts Inc. on quarterbacks

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
Scouts Inc.

A common misconception when grading a quarterback prospect is bigger is better. These days, size isn't everything. The quarterback position has become less about height, weight and speed and more about feel, vision and mental toughness.

A good QB prospect must have at least adequate arm strength and show good zip on the ball. The deep comeback route is the best measurement of arm strength – if the quarterback can deliver the comeback throw on a rope and without a lot of arc, his ...

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