Zach Mettenberger Scouting Report

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Zach Mettenberger Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #8
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 230 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 6.2 in 2014 by TEN

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

Mettenberger is a fast-rising quarterback prospect who is enjoying a lot of new attention. Once considered a borderline undrafted free agent possibility, the former LSU signal-caller is even talked about as a potential Day 2 selection.

Took the JUCO route after transferring away from the University of Georgia. Joined LSU in 2011 and took over from there. Still recovering from a torn ACL suffered toward the end of the 2013 season.

Lacks ideal mobility. Lumbers a bit and doesn't have that quick twitch athleticism to evade quick defenders. Long delivery mechanics with a big wind-up. Tough player who will hang in the pocket to make tough throws. Will sometimes hang onto ball for too long, which feeds into another problem: When pressured, his decision making is panicked. Average accuracy. Touch on the ball is really lacking when under pressure. Poor pocket feel. A beat slow anticipating the rush.

Keeps eyes downfield. Not afraid of getting hit. Good velocity on throws. Strong arm. Footwork is very sloppy. But has sturdy frame, can handle punishment. Must step into throws more often and shorten his movements. Big upside due to him having many small technique related issues.

Mettenberger looks to be a fourth round option and is challenging to push his name as far up as the late second to third rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Apr-15-2014 by Matt De Lima

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

^ Taylor Lewan and Chance Warmack....the Titans are doing just that!

Posted by:
sactownhero 05/12/14 01:10 AM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Not a ton of buzz around this guy, but the potential is certainly there for him to be a solid starter in the NFL. Just be sure to have a great line in front of him!

Posted by:
AUWarEagle 03/27/14 03:56 PM