Brad Sorensen Scouting Report

January 28th, 2013

Brad Sorensen

QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF

Prospect: Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 237
Grade: 5.7 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:

Athleticism:
+ Ideal size for an NFL quarterback: well-built 6’4 frame
+ Strong enough and built the right way to take consistent hits from defenders
- Not an inherent run threat; a traditional pocket passer
- Doesn’t successfully elude rushers in the pocket regularly

Arm Talent:
+ Has a tight, compact release
+ Excellent arm strength
+ Excels in throwing to the sideline and to receivers down field
+ Accurate QB when receiver is open
- Poor footwork often cancels out his strong arm
- Can sometimes get too confident in his arm; tries to force throws into coverage
- Stares down his receiver on throws
- Consistently throws to his first read

Pocket Presence:
+ Knows when to take off running to at least get back to the line of scrimmage
+ Isn’t afraid to take a hit as long as he can get the throw off
+ Keeps his eyes down field when in the pocket

Command of Offense:
+ Takes chances on deep balls with his arm strength and it pays off on occasion
- Rarely audibles out of the original play
- Ran the offense mainly from the shotgun for Southern Utah
- Regularly throws to his first read; fails to manipulate defenders in any way

Overview:

Entering the season Brad Sorensen was considered a dark-horse quarterback prospect because he plays at lesser know Southern Utah University. While Sorensen has lived up to the hype of being a legitimate small school prospect, his play in 2012 was rather disappointing. Sorensen has the ideal size and arm talent to be a successful quarterback in the NFL, but his inconsistencies outweigh his physical ability.

Sorensen’s biggest flaw with his mechanics is that he barely steps with his left foot which results in inaccurate passes. He tends to just rely on his arm to make the throw instead of using the lower half of his body. Sorensen also struggles with going through his read progressions, as he usually throws to his first read even if the intended target is well-defended.

While he’s nowhere close to being NFL-ready, Sorensen is still worthy of being drafted in April’s draft. Sorensen’s ideal frame and natural arm talent will lead an NFL team to believe that he is a quality project quarterback. With proper coaching, the 6’4 quarterback could develop into a player who can stick around on an NFL roster. But unless he greatly improves in almost every facet of his game, it’s unlikely he has a chance of becoming a starting-caliber quarterback in the NFL.

Scouting Notes

Southern Utah vs Utah State

- Consistently threw to his first read regardless of whether or not the receiver was open
- Threw a pass behind the receiver that should have been intercepted
- Stands in the pocket and throws to the far sideline for a long completion

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