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Steven Montez

QB

Colorado

Height

6'4"

Weight

240

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
4.68
Vertical
Broad
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
33"
9' 9"
4.43
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
7.25
9 3/8"
32 3/4"
76 7/8"

Final Grade

5.91

Ankle Injury (2018)

Injury History

Games Evaluated

2019 Vs: Utah, Oregon, Colorado State

Team Fit

Strengths 

Arm velocity above average. Enough speed to get defensive linemen. Knows when pocket is collapsing despite struggling with how to react. Somewhat high floor if taught how to read defenses. Coaches and players praise leadership, although hasn't been named team captain. Fights against pressure, doesn't just lie down for sacks. Takes off from pocket well, but still too often instead of climbing up in the pocket.

Weaknessess

Struggles to read defense, has never been asked to. Focuses on first option for far too long, staring down his predetermined read instead of going through progression. Struggles when first read is heavily covered. Will focus too much on receiver, allowing throws to be undercut by defender. Misses many open throws downfield. Takes of running instead of looking for second option as soon as pressure comes in. Throws checkdowns with little to no gain instead of looking for second option.

Big Picture

He has the ability to be good, with a nice arm, but he won't succeed if he's asked to start day 1. If given the opportunity to work with a good coaching staff he can improve. His most important need is an offensive line. His biggest area of work is reading a defense, and if he has time to work there's no reason he can't learn to go through his progressions. He'd also do well with a reliable second option that he can go to quickly. Due to his need for a longer development path than the other quarterbacks in this class, expect his name to be called on day three. With a low floor, he could very well end up on team that has an established starter for the time being with a replacement in mind. His best fit is with a team that has a good quarterback to rely on now for Montez to get ready to start.

Player Comp

Athleticism:

6.64

Posseses the ability to escape pressure but doesn't always utilize it. He's athletic enough to escape pressure but usually goes down to the sack instead of throwing it away. He's quick on his feet and able to change direction to get away from defenders. He is able to flip around an accelerate to find a running lane well. Would be well suited to climb the pocket more often instead of succumbing to pressure or tucking it and running outside.

Agility
Scrambling Ability and
RPO and Play Action
Explosiveness/Speed
Pocket Mobility/Avoid Pressure
6.5
7.3
6.9
6.6
6.4

Passing Skills:

Big Play Ability

7.25

Big Play Ability
Touch and Ball Placement
Arm Strength
Footwork
5.1
5.6
7.4
5.7
Quick-Release/Mechanics
Delivery
Short Accuracy
Intermediate Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
6.7
5.7
5.7
5.9
5.2

Good release, but throws end up errant when he's even a little bit off. Will throw when his body is turned because of a bad decision to move outside the pocket. Would really improve his release to move up in the pocket confidently and throw it. He has bright spots in anticipation, but more often fails to connect. He makes throws into tight coverage but limits his receivers chance to get yards after catch. Misses guys in the flat or out routes far too often. Throws deep and medium balls into dangerous spots that will get intercepted at the next level. He already throws interceptions at half the amount of touchdowns he throws. Hiis arm strength gives him the ability to make big plays but doesn't have good enough accuracy to do so. He has good footwork in a clean pocket but sacrifices it to go outside the pocket instead of stepping up and keeping a good position.

6.45

Competitiveness:

Poise in Pocket
Production
Improvisational Ability
Intangibles/Leadership
5.8
6.4
6.4

He's never afraid to take a hit, but sometimes that backfires as he takes too many sacks in comparison to throwing it away. He hasn't been named captain but teammates and coaches vouch for leadership and he handled a poor Senior Bowl performance well. In the pocket he lacks rhythm and doesn't make good decisions on his feet. He's very inconsistent, dropping a 40 yard bomb to throwing it deep out of bounds the next. Despite his issues, he's second in Colorado passing yards, but he couldn't do anything better than go 5-7 as a starter. He improvises well running but does it too often.

Intelligence:

5.18

Instincts
Field Vision
Decision Making
Pre-Snap Adjustment
5.2
5.3
5.1
5.4

When pressure comes from the outside, his instinct is to take the sack instead of set up. He does know when pressure is coming but struggles to adjust to it. Can second-guess himself, causing throws to be off. Often fails to see defenders in coverage and throws easily defendable passes. His velocity is what gets him past this, as he can fit it into tight spots, but not always complete them. Struggles when blitz collapses both his sides and will take a sack.

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