Devin Leary NFL Draft

Devin Leary

  • QB NC State
  • Junior
  • #228
  • 6'1"
  • 212lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

Prospect Summary

Devin Leary 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Set program record with 35 passing touchdowns in 2021
  • Earned NC State’s Governor’s Award for Most Valuable Player, the Ken McNeill Award for a comeback from injury, and the Torry Holt Award for Offensive MVP
  • Played baseball and football in high school
  • Writes with his left hand


  • Scheme tendencies: Spread
  • 2022 projected role: Starting QB

Pros: After struggling to bridge the gap at quarterback following the departure of Ryan Finley, Devin Leary proved to be an answer for the Wolfpack in 2021 after some positive flashes in 2020. Leary is an efficient passer that makes quick decisions, takes care of the football, and keeps things on schedule. He throws a catchable football with good accuracy and touch, especially down the field. He is willing to make spot throws and challenge man coverage to leveraged receivers and give them chances to make plays on the football. While he has a quick trigger, Leary has the appetite to keep plays alive and looks to make throws down the field while not dropping his eye level. While he doesn’t have top-tier arm strength, I am surprised by some of the throws he can hit on the move and into tight windows. Leary is capable of working progressions and remains poised when coming off his first read. 

Cons: Devin Leary features an ordinary physical skill set in terms of size, movement skills, and arm talent. He isn’t much of a threat with his legs and thrives more as a rhythm passer in the pocket. While he has impressive flashes of dialing up the fastball, there are more instances where the ball loses steam as it arrives at his targets and the nose of the football will die on him. What type of ceiling does he offer?

Devin Leary NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino