Brennan Armstrong 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Set new program records in 2021 for passing yards and touchdowns.
- Three-time team captain
- Maxwell and Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist in 2021
- Scheme tendencies: Spread
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: Brennan Armstrong’s performance at quarterback has elevated the Virginia offense to heights unseen for some time in Charlottesville. He is an instinctive passer with good accuracy. He likes to push the ball down the field and takes full advantage of the spread concepts within the Cavs’ offense. He is a poised player that finds surprising comfort when things are chaotic around him. Armstrong has enough mobility to extend plays and weaponize his legs to scramble and gain chunks of yards. I appreciate how he utilized a deep group of weapons around him to facilitate a high-octane offense. Armstrong showcases the ability to work progressions, scan the full field, and hit throws with anticipation. He makes his share of impressive touch throws down the field and layers the football between coverage.
Cons: Brennan Armstrong is an excellent college quarterback but his modest size, mobility, and arm talent limit his ceiling at the next level. He features a low release point and some pause in his throwing motion. I want to see him more consistently recruit his lower half and reduce the amount of arm-only throws. His platform tends to be narrow, which can lead to some inconsistency with sequencing. Armstrong is a gunslinger but there are times his decision can be too aggressive, especially with some of the coverage he will throw into down the field.
Brennan Armstrong NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino