Rookie Brody Purdy has taken the NFL by storm since changing into the San Francisco 49ers beginning quarterback in December.
The previous Iowa State standout earned the “Mr. Irrelevant” title after being chosen by the 49ers with the ultimate choose of the 2022 draft. However, a scouting report is shedding some gentle on one staff’s degree of curiosity in drafting the quarterback.
The Athletic obtained a scouting report that touched on Purdy’s constructive attributes, in addition to a few of his potential drawbacks.
In line with the report, a scout stated Purdy was “very mature and skilled.” He was a four-year starter throughout his faculty soccer tenure.
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However a coach additionally identified his bodily limitations. “Didn’t check effectively, restricted athlete that has a maxed out physique,” the report acknowledged, with weaknesses being acknowledged as “restricted arm, each in energy and throw repertoire.”
“I don’t keep in mind him shifting like that at Iowa State, and he didn’t check effectively. He jumped 27 inches, which is horrible. He ran a 4.85 (4.84). He’s bought quick arms, like actually quick, and he’s bought small arms. He’s 6-1, and his arm is OK. The twitchiness simply wasn’t actually there. His quick shuttle was OK —4.45 — that’s not excellent,” the coach stated.
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The 49ers beforehand drafted quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 choose within the 2021 draft. San Francisco seemed to be prepared to show over the keys of the franchise to Lance for the 2022 season and Purdy was not anticipated to contribute this yr.
A number of months after drafting Purdy, the Niners determined to restructure veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract, which noticed him comply with a one-year restricted deal to function Lance’s backup. However Lance suffered a season-ending damage in Week 2, and Garoppolo later went down with a foot damage, abruptly thrusting Purdy into the beginning position.
Purdy has but to lose a recreation since he has been named the starter. His subsequent check takes place on Sunday for the NFC Championship in opposition to the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Purdy would be the fifth rookie quarterback to begin a convention championship recreation.
The coach who evaluated Purdy stated the 23-year-old’s capacity to course of defensive schemes has contributed to his success.
“He’s processing a variety of info pre-snap as a result of they do a variety of movement, shifts, kills, alerts in that offense. It may be laborious to only snap the ball and know which method to hand the ball off. His composure late within the down — he has not made very many boneheaded errors — has actually been spectacular,” stated the coach, who believes Purdy can be thought of a second-or-third-rounder at present.
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Purdy has thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, with a completion proportion of 67.1 % over the course of his 9 recreation NFL profession.