Matthew Stafford Scouting Report

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Matthew Stafford Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: SEC
School: Georgia Bulldogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #7
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 237 lbs.
Drafted 1.1 in 2009 by DET

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.84
Vertical jump30.5
Broad jump8'11
Three-cone drill7.06

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

NFL scouts have been drooling over Stafford for years, and they will finally have a chance to snatch him up at the next level later this month. As a freshman playing part-time in 2006, Stafford struggled, throwing seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions. But he raised his game in 2007, tossing 19 touchdowns and cutting his interceptions down to 10. The pre-season No. 1 Georgia Bulldog did not live up to expectations in 2009, but Stafford still had a solid--if unspectacular--junior campaign, throwing for 3459 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 10 picks. He is so blessed with talent, however, that scouts are probably not too concerned with numbers. Stafford is a standout athlete with arm strength that is rarely seen in the ranks of college football. He can throw deep balls on a dime that most other quarterbacks would be embarrassed to even attempt. Perhaps the one knock of Stafford is his scrambling ability, but that should improve considering he possesses deceptive open-field speed. His pedestrian 40-yard-dash time does not jump off the page, yet he is unafraid--and quite capable--of tucking the ball away and running effectively with it. His decision-making has been called into question, but it's a result of his confidence that he can make any throw in the business. Stafford also enters the NFL with no off-the-field issues of any kind. He will be the first QB taken and there's a good chance he will go No. 1 overall to the Lions if they don't trade for Jay Cutler.

Last Updated Apr-02-2009 by Ricky Dimon

4 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round


He gaming ability is AMAZING. If your not impressed by what he can do, you don't know football. He can throw 80 yrds. i mean your gonna need that 80 yards in a tough situation. He can already out throw most of the NFL quaterbacks now.

Posted by:
missgeorgia56 04/18/09 08:08 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Between 4 -10

Posted by:
2012palomo 04/06/09 09:48 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Probably 1st overall but I question his big game ability

Posted by:
master Deangalo 04/02/09 11:22 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

but not first.

Posted by:
yugiohmyachi 03/19/09 05:25 PM