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Luke Falk

QB

Washington State

Height

6'4

Weight

225

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
Vertical
Broad
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
26 1/2"
8' 7"
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
9 1/4"
32"
77 3/8"

Final Grade

7.01

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Team Fit

Strengths 

Falk is an experienced quarterback and has shown that he can learn a system in and out as he did with Mike Leach’s system. His biggest strength is how he stands tall in the pocket and slide forward. Falk also is not shy of taking the check-down if the designed play is not there, which forces the defense to stay honest and allows him to complete the designed plays later in the game. Falk does not have a big arm but can make the throws necessary

Weaknessess

Falk’s biggest strength is standing tall in the pocket, this is largely because he can not escape the pocket and make any type of play. He stays in the pocket too long and will take a lot of sacks because of it. This also forces him to have to either hit the initial receiver or the check down because he does not extend the play well. At the combine his footwork was below average, his throws were average and he really did not stand out.

Big Picture

Luke Falk is a tall quarterback who was extremely productive in college. However this past season he was benched for poor play. His poor play comes from his inability to extend plays. Where Falk shines is in standing the pocket and being patient before throwing the football. This strength will turn into a weakness when he is too patient and takes the sack. I was very intrigued to see Falk throw live at the combine and see if his arm was better live. The opposite occurred and I was underwhelmed with his footwork, arm strength and accuracy. I have concerns that Falk will not be mobile enough to slide around the NFL and will be sacked often. Falk to me projects as late day 3 quarterback for a team that is looking for an experienced player.

Player Comp

Athleticism:

4.54

Not overly quick but good has good agility to slide in pocket. Is balanced on most throws, can use work on stepping into throws.Not overly flexible or athletic.Does not change direction well in the pocket, slides forward only.Rarely will ever run. Not good speed.Tremendous at moving in the pocket and avoiding pressure. He will stand tall in the pocket.

Agility
Scrambling Ability and
RPO and Play Action
Explosiveness/Speed
Pocket Mobility/Avoid Pressure
4
3.75
3.88
3.9
8.8

Passing Skills:

Big Play Ability

7.25

Big Play Ability
Touch and Ball Placement
Arm Strength
Footwork
5
8.3
7
7
Quick-Release/Mechanics
Delivery
Short Accuracy
Intermediate Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
8.5
6.75
8.75
8.75
8.9

Quick, compact release that gets the ball out in a good time. Needs to work on lower body balance when making throw, but he throws a very catchable ball for receivers. Throws with good touch under neath and does not shy away from the check-down. Throws good out routes to both sides of the field and shows off his touch. Good deep ball thrower because of accuracy, not overly strong arm but can still make all the throws. Does not scramble outside the pocket much for big plays. He can hit his deep balls and occasionally throws on on the move. Prone to throw into questionable situations. Average arm for a quarterback, but can still make all the throws. Needs improvement with stepping into throws.

7.97

Competitiveness:

Poise in Pocket
Production
Improvisational Ability
Intangibles/Leadership
9
9.25
5

Stands tall in pocket and is not afraid to take a hit. Was benched his senior year. When placed back in he was a good leader. Extremely poised in the pocket, will stand tall even with defenders arm hanging onto him. Plays tough and plays all 4 quarters. Extrememly productive at the college level. Not much, goes through and reads progessions. If no play is there to be made then he will check the ball down.

Intelligence:

7.83

Instincts
Field Vision
Decision Making
Pre-Snap Adjustment
7
7.2
7.35
7.45

Good instincts to feel pressure and slide around inside the pocket. Struggles to recognize where the pressure is coming from at times. Completed 70% in college. Still is prone to questionable errors. Played in the Mike Leach system and masterd the concepts