Draft Profile: Kyle Lauletta, QB Richmond

By: Steve Johnson

Kyle Lauletta, QB Richmond

6’2 5/8 222 30 5/8″ arms, 9 3/4″ hands

4.81 40, 31″ vert, 9’5″ broad jump

Stats/Accolades/History:

2013: 4 games. 12/21 for 108 yards. 2 TDs

2014: Redshirted

2015: 14 games. 241/391 for 3598 yards. 19 TD, 15 int

2016: 11 games. 220/349 for 3022 yards. 24 TD, 8 int

2017: 11 games. 281/433 for 3737 yards. 28 TD, 12 int

Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2015 Second-team All-CAA, 2016 Second-team All-CAA, 2017 First-team All-AAC, 2017 CAA Offensive Player of the Year

Injuries: Torn ACL in 2016

History: Comes from a football family, his father and uncle played at Navy, older brother at Bucknell, and grandfather at Delaware. The Exton, PA native was a two year starter at Downington East. Also played Lacrosse. An offseason injury limited his recruiting process, signed with FBS Richmond. 

Strengths: Accurate and smart passer. Uses his eyes well to move defenders. Smooth feet. Works through progressions while moving in the pocket. Underrated athlete. Had an excellent senior bowl, named most outstanding player. Good kid, Special Olympics volunteer and cofounded a program that provided used sports equipment o the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia. Team leader, voted captain twice.

Weaknesses: Arm strength. Doesn’t have the elite arm, it costs him the most on deep throws. Isn’t going to give you much with his legs. Doesn’t have the ability to escape pressure, especially interior. Injury history, would need to be vetted in medicals.

Overview: Lauletta shined in the Senior Bowl, being named the games most outstanding player. He is a good pocket passer that throws an accurate ball. He has just average arm strength and isn’t able to escape rushers. He’d best fit in a team with a veteran starter to sit behind and groom for a few years, a sport start here and there.

Draft Projection: 3rd Round

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.50

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