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2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan
By Lijah Spencer (@tweaked74)

Tonight we look at another QB who will be eligible for the 2016 NFL draft. This particular player has transferred to Michigan and is in a position battle. As always these notes are based on previous year’s film, and in this case how he will perform in a new system remains to be seen. Here are my notes:

Jake Rudock. QB. 6’3. 208Lbs. Michigan. (RS Senior)

The Positives

1) Good NFL size

2) A smart QB, goes through his progressions

3) Good throwing motion

The Negatives

1) Does not have a cannon, but arm is strong enough

2) Limited playing experience

Jake Rudock is an interesting prospect to study. His arm is not especially strong, but it is strong enough to get by. He plays with good fundamentals. Keeps a good bounce in his step in the pocket, squares his hips, and steps into his throws. He is not afraid to stand in the pocket in the face of pressure in order to complete a pass, and he is mobile enough to roll out of the pocket. He can make accurate throws while rolling out. Last season at Iowa he completed 61% of his passes for 2, 436 yards, 16 TD’s and only 5 INT’s. He may not be the top end prospect that some of his peers may be, but he is a smart QB who can read coverages and takes care of the ball. If he wins the job at Michigan and plays well he may move up the draftboard, but as it stands I see Jake Rudock as a mid to late round pick and a solid career backup type player.


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