John David Booty Scouting Report

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John David Booty Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #10
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 215 lbs.
Drafted 5.2 in 2008 by MIN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

John David Booty, QB, USC

Booty is a pocket passer with adequate arm strength and good accuracy. He has struggled in 2007 due to inconsistency at the receiver position and some dropped balls, but he has shown very good accuracy. Booty is a coach's son and a very intelligent player; he does a great job understanding offensive schemes quickly. He does a very good job with pre-snap reads and blitz pick-up. Booty is good at getting set in the pocket and hitting his target quickly; he has good feet in the pocket in order to avoid the rush and can throw the ball accurately on the run, although he does not have the speed to elude defenders outside of the pocket. Booty has good throwing mechanics and can put the ball into tight windows. Booty's lack of height at 6' 2" is not ideal for a prototypical NFL quarterback and he needs to add bulk to survive the hits he will take as a starter in the NFL. Booty loses accuracy on deep balls and needs to put more air under the ball on deep routes. He has health issues as well and has missed quite a few games in his collegiate career. Booty has done nothing but show that he is a very reliable West Coast style quarterback. He has been incredibly steady in workouts and will likely be taken in the second or third round. Booty's greatest skills are intangible and cannot be shown in workouts. He is a very intelligent player and will likely be able to contribute very early in his career.

Last Updated Apr-16-2008 by Dustin Claussen

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