Rookie Brody Purdy has taken the NFL by storm since changing into the San Francisco 49ers beginning quarterback in December.
The former Iowa State standout earned the “Mr. Irrelevant” title after being chosen by the 49ers with the ultimate choose of the 2022 draft. But, a scouting report is shedding some gentle on one group’s degree of curiosity in drafting the quarterback.
The Athletic obtained a scouting report that touched on Purdy’s optimistic attributes, in addition to a few of his potential drawbacks.
According to the report, a scout stated Purdy was “very mature and skilled.” He was a four-year starter throughout his school soccer tenure.
But a coach additionally identified his bodily limitations. “Did not take a look at nicely, restricted athlete that has a maxed out physique,” the report said, with weaknesses being acknowledged as “restricted arm, each in power and throw repertoire.”
“I don’t keep in mind him shifting like that at Iowa State, and he didn’t take a look at nicely. He jumped 27 inches, which is horrible. He ran a 4.85 (4.84). He’s received brief arms, like actually brief, and he’s received small fingers. He’s 6-1, and his arm is OK. The twitchiness simply wasn’t actually there. His brief shuttle was OK —4.45 — that’s not excellent,” the coach stated.
49ERS’ BROCK PURDY RECEIVES PRAISE FOR KEEPING HIS FAITH IN THE PICTURE AHEAD OF NFC TITLE
The 49ers beforehand drafted quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 choose within the 2021 draft. San Francisco gave the impression 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 12 months.
Several 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. But Lance suffered a season-ending damage in Week 2, and Garoppolo later went down with a foot damage, all of the sudden thrusting Purdy into the beginning function.
Purdy has but to lose a sport since he has been named the starter. His subsequent take a look at takes place on Sunday for the NFC Championship towards the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Purdy would be the fifth rookie quarterback to begin a convention championship sport.
The coach who evaluated Purdy stated the 23-year-old’s potential to course of defensive schemes has contributed to his success.
“He is processing a number of data pre-snap as a result of they do a number of movement, shifts, kills, alerts in that offense. It will be laborious to only snap the ball and know which technique 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 could be thought of a second-or-third-rounder right now.
Purdy has thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, with a completion proportion of 67.1 p.c over the course of his 9 sport NFL profession.