By: Steve Johnson
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
6’6 2/8″ 236
10″ hands. 32 7/8″ arms.
4.68 40 35.5″ Vert. 123″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
7.06 3 Cone Drill 4.46 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 8 games. 162/255 (63.5) for 1,936 yards. 19 TD, 4 int.
2017: 8 games. 139/206 (67.5) for 1,983 yards. 15 TD, 5 int.
2018: 13 games. 240/404 (59.4) for 3151 yards. 29 TD, 8 int
2019: 14 games. 286/428 (66.8) for 3471 yards. 32 TDs, 6 ints
Misc. Stats: 231 car, 560 yards, 13 TD in career.
Accolades: 2019 Pac-12 Champion, 2020 Rose Bowl Champion, 2020 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP, 2020 Senior Bowl MVP
Injuries: Missed 5 games in 2017.
History: Three-star recruit from Eugene. Attended Sheldon High School where he also played basketball and baseball.
Strengths: Big, strong, and athletic. Height helps him scan the whole field. Has the arm strength to put the ball in tight windows. Can really drop it into zone coverage. Shows great touch on his deep ball. Accurate in short to intermediate routes. Really good athlete, has a long striding motion. Is dangerous in RPOs. Can use his legs to extend the play outside the pocket. Big body that is hard to bring down for smaller DBs. Had an impressive pre-draft.
Weaknesses: Very inconsistent throughout career. Didn’t really take the step he was expected to make coming back. Has had trouble dealing with pressure. Holds onto the ball too long at times, forcing him into difficult decision making. Initial pressure throws him off his rhythm.
Overview: Herbert looks the part of the new style QB. While he is absolutely a question mark, with his inconsistencies, he has the arm strength, size, and athleticism that teams desire. He needs to work on his throwing motion, decision making and footwork, specifically when being hurried.
Evaluation based on games. Boise St. 17′, Utah 19′, Auburn 19′, Washington 19′, Colorado 19′
Draft Projection: Top 10 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.72
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