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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Chevan Cordeiro, QB, San Jose State

Chevan Cordeiro is the star QB at San Jose State who’s dangerous with his arm as well as his legs. Hula Bowl scout Ian McNice breaks down Cordeiro as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Chevan Cordeiro, #2 
School (Code)San Jose State (CASJ)
DOB, Class Yr10/1/1998, rSr 
Height, Weight6004, 195 lbs
40 Yd Dash4.80
Arms, Hands3018, 0938
Honors/Captainship2020 All-MWC Honorable Mention, 2022 All-MWC 2nd team, 2023 MWC Preseason All-Conference team, 2023 MWC Preseason Offensive Player of the year
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Scout Name / DateIan McNice, 08/18/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202212 GP, 12 GS, 60.7% CMP, 3,251 yds, 7.6 Y/A, 23 TD, 6 INT, 138 ATT, 265 yds, 1.9 Y/A, 9 TD
202111 GP, 10 GS, 55.2% CMP, 2,793 yds, 7.9 Y/A, 17 TD, 11 INT, 116 ATT, 342 yds, 2.9 Y/A, 3 TD
20209 GP, 9 GS, 62.3% CMP, 2,083 yds, 6.7 Y/A, 14 TD, 6 INT, 116 ATT, 483 yds, 4.2 Y/A, 7 TD
201912 GP, 3 GS, 57.5% CMP, 907 yds, 7.6 Y/A, 8 TD, 3 INT, 40 ATT, 212 yds, 5.3 Y/A, 3 TD 
20184 GP, 1 GS, 61.2% CMP, 384 yds, 7.8 Y/A, 6 TD, 2 INT, 23 ATT, 46 yds, 2.0 Y/A

Player Summary:

Redshirt Senior from Honolulu, Hawaii. Cordeiro originally committed to The University of Hawaii playing his first 4 seasons there before transferring to San Jose St. before the 2022 season. Marginal height and weight, with very good AA. Above-average acceleration, with good balance, COD, and arm strength that allows him to fit throws in tight windows. Good reading RPO/RO actions delivering the ball accurately and on time, making smart decisions handing off or pulling the ball. Has very good anticipation on deep curls, comebacks and digs putting the ball on the numbers right out of the WR’s break with good arm strength. Solid accuracy working short/intermediate routes with adequate touch, solid leading WR’s into open space. Very good deep ball accuracy, he consistently puts the ball where only his WR can get it, usually a back shoulder throw. Solid pocket awareness, uses very good AA and good COD to escape collapsing pockets while being able to make accurate throws outside the numbers while being on the move in both directions. Displays solid mental processing by hitting hot routes vs blitzes as well as making good decisions when throwing the ball away. Good rushing ability allows him to escape the pocket and create positive yards when there is blanketed coverage in the secondary. Adequate working through multiple reads, he bird dogs 1st read often throwing into tight coverage when the 2nd read has space for YAC. He relies on his mobility when the 1st read is not open, escaping the pocket when there is pressure and getting what he can. Marginal keeping his head on a swivel for checkdown options when escaping the pocket, opting to use his legs when there is a open RB in space. Adequate mechanics due to a long throwing motion and an open base when releasing the ball leading to occasional misses underneath and the rare miss on a deep ball inside the CB.     

Scheme Fit:

QB in heavy RPO system

Power Statement:

Cordeiro is a mobile QB who likes to take shots downfield in 1v1 and COV-2 situations. Polishing off his throwing mechanics could improve ball placement underneath and deep ball accuracy to an elite grade. 


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