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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Grant Wells, QB, Virginia Tech

Grant Wells is a solid athlete at QB for Virginia Tech. He shows good pocket presence and mechanics with quality arm strength. Hula Bowl scout Justyce Gordon breaks down Wells as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Grant Wells is a solid athlete at QB for Virginia Tech. He shows good pocket presence and mechanics with quality arm strength. Hula Bowl scout Justyce Gordon breaks down Wells as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Grant Wells, #6
School (Code)VAPI
DOB, Class Yr8/8/2000, 5TH year senior
Height, Weight6010, 212 lbs.
40 Yd Dash4.67e
Position/DepthQB
Honors/Captainship2022 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list, 2020 All-Conference USA First Team, 2020 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedMiami, North Carolina & West Virginia
Scout Name / DateJustyce Gordon, 08-13-23

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20222,171 pass yards, 59 % comp %, 9 pass TD’s, 9 Int’s & 6 rush TDs in 11 games
20213,535 pass yards, 66.4 % comp %, 16 pass TD’s, 13 Int’s & 7 rush TDs in 13 games
20202,091 pass yards, 61.1% comp %, 18 pass TD’s, 9 Int’s & 2 rush TD’s in 10 games
2019Redshirt Year

Player Summary:

Grant Wells is a 5th year senior QB who spent his first 3 years at Marshall but transferred to Virginia Tech last year in 2022. Grant shows good ability to recognize both Man and Zone coverage. Has good upper and lower body mechanics as a passer when throwing to his first read. Shows good anticipation ability to his first read in both Man & Zone. Overall good pocket presence to feel pressure and step up/scramble. Possesses very good arm strength to make all throws, generates legitimate power in his throws to fit balls in tight windows. Good short and intermediate accuracy/placement and overall solid deep ball accuracy/placement. Possesses good athleticism and solid lateral agility to evade and extend play in pocket and pick up chunk plays in space. Good off-script ability when play breaks down to extend play and throw on the run well. Has a bit of an elongated release that allows defenders a split second to get in better position. Shows marginal ability to work through multiple progressions on a given play, unable to manipulate defenders with eyes and locks in a first read a lot. Adequate poise in pocket, gets rattled when first read isn’t there, then looks to run. Possesses adequate field vision and tends to force throws to first read at times. Overall adequate touch to all levels, struggles to take something off when needed.

Scheme Fit:

Play Action or RPO scheme.

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Power Statement:

Grant Wells fits the mold of a modern day QB with his athleticism and mobility to extend plays with his legs while also having a cannon of an arm to make all the throws necessary. Wells has intriguing physical tools but his weak points are mentally when it comes to going through progressions and decision making to protect the ball. With his physical tools and good accuracy/placement to draw interest from clubs and land on a practice squad early on, if he can develop under good coaching and in the right system he has legitimate potential to become a quality backup/3rd string and stick around the league for a while.

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