QB Carson Strong
High School: Wood
Hometown: Vacaville, California
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Phil Steele: PS#129
Summer Scouting notes: QB Carson Strong, Nevada
Very nice arm strength. Pushes the ball well down the field. Has the ability to throw off-platform pretty well. Throws with excellent touch. Does a good job throwing with velocity when he needs to but takes steam off of the ball when it doesn’t need it… Release is a little bit wonky. Looks awkward coming out of his hands and going through the motion. Could speed up the time with better footwork… Box accurate. Throw some really nice balls, but oftentimes when going downfield the ball is behind the receiver. Tends to underthrow the fade… Eyes come off the play downfield when under pressure. Not sure how well he reads through progressions, the bit I’ve seen he’s staring down receivers. Does have the ability to work through some full field progressions. Really happy with some of the stuff I’ve seen… Doesn’t display strong pocket awareness to me. Seems to struggle to feel it out well. Wants to stay in the pocket but doesn’t often move to good spots. Needs to learn to get the ball out sooner… Flashes the ability to move well in the pocket. Not consistent. Takes some unnecessary sacks at times that could have been avoided with better pocket presence. Moves into sacks at times trying to keep the play alive… Consistent footwork, but could be better. There’s a lot of time where he’s moving and not ready to throw. Good, quick feet… Fairly mobile. Moves well around defenders outside of the pocket and buys himself a lot of time. Really needs to be better with the football. Doesn’t have the “eyes-in-back-of-head” feel for the play… Not very effective as a runner downfield. Doesn’t often try to run… Shows flashes of some natural improvability to try and keep plays alive… Has the ability to extend the play despite not being the most athletic or mobile quarterback in this upcoming class. Can make big plays while extending with his big arm and ability to throw off platform… Displays the ability to make good pre-snap reads.