QB – #17 Notre Dame
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Sayville (Sayville, NY)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8714)
Phil Steele: PS#32
Jack Coan Scouting Report
Showed adequate NFL arm strength. Has the ability to work the sidelines as needed. Oftentimes, his arm velocity is so weak. Doesn’t have the drive to force the ball quickly into the sidelines. Places excellent touch on his throws. Throws a very catchable ball. Release is broken up into two motions. He draws back to throw before a brief pause then he releases the ball forward. Could be worked into one, smooth motion.
Flashes good accuracy and placement to all parts of the field. Somewhat inconsistent. Has a habit of underthrowing the deep ball. Box accurate quarterback. Very inconsistent. Placement is spotty, but when he’s on target he’s good. Tends to go high when throwing to bigger targets, especially in the intermediate range. Pocket positioning is average and anything but steady. He shows good positioning and works up well through it sometimes but other times he’s badly off and walks into sacks.
Flashes the ability to move well in the pocket and buy time, but rarely finishes to make the play and avoid the sack. Attempts oftentimes to put his head down and push forward to minimize the loss. Still struggles to move against more athletic edge rushers. Feet are a little bit sluggish. Very limited in his ability to move outside of the pocket. Does not offer much downfield ability outside of his ability to scramble in space. Very limited in this aspect. Does not offer much as a player who can extend plays within structure.
What we want to see from Jack Coan in Los Angeles
- Many times, the issue with inconsistent accuracy is footwork and getting into a consistent routine while dropping, setting, and throwing. Coan’s feet are sluggish which makes him feel rushed to get through his release, creating inconsistency throughout his delivery. We’d like to see him clean his feet up and try to get better with his accuracy.
Pre-Collegiate Bowl projection
Jack Coan is a traditional drop back passer who is very limited in terms of mobility. That means that Coan has to win with his arm, which is wildly inconsistent. He’s certainly a practice squad quarterback who could drift around as a third-string player, but could potentially become a lower-tier backup.
We project Coan as a priority free agent. Coan falls a good bit deeper in this class and doesn’t have the tools and traits to pull away. With the limited upside, it’s hard to see him getting selected.