Cameron Rising NFL Draft

Cameron Rising

  • QB Utah
  • Junior
  • #221
  • 6'2"
  • 220lbs
  • Prospect
  • Pac-12

Prospect Summary

Cameron Rising 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Began college career at Texas before transferring to Utah
  • Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in his lone start in 2020 against USC 
  • 2021 first-team All Pac-12 in 2021 and semifinalist for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award


  • Scheme tendencies: Blended run scheme and vertical passing offense 
  • 2022 projected role: Starting QB

Pros: It took some time for Cameron Rising to get his opportunity to start, but once he took the reins in 2021, he relished the opportunity and performed at a level that puts him on the NFL radar. Rising is an instinctive and tough quarterback that is a gamer. He is poised with enough mobility to buy time, work off-script, and scramble for chunks of yards. He does well to keep his eyes down the field when things break down around him and is a competitor. Rising’s most impressive throws typically come down the field where he showcases good accuracy and touch. He works his progressions and is capable of scanning the entire field. Utah’s scheme should set him up well for the next level where he has plenty of chances to operate under center and run true pro-style play-action passes where he turns his back to the defense. There is very little in the way of cheap production in the Utah offense and he doesn’t feast on manufactured throws in quick game. Rising is a good decision-maker that takes care of the football, understanding his role in the Utah offense that is built on running the football. 

Cons: Cameron Rising thrives as a vertical passer for Utah and he can generate enough distance on the football but his velocity appears to be below average. The ball looks heavy spinning off his hand and he doesn’t showcase the ability to drive the football into tight windows and outside the numbers. His physical skill set is ordinary with no plus traits in terms of size, arm strength, and athleticism. Given his lack of playing time early in his career and the injury in 2020, Rising will need to expand his resume and take a step in 2021 to solidify who he is as a prospect.

Cameron Rising NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino