Phil Jurkovec 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Selected to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
- Registered a state single-season record 5,180 total yards and accounted for 63 total TDs
- Scheme tendencies: Pro-style offense
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: Phil Jurkovec operates a pro-style offense with a mixture of under-center and shotgun snaps. The offense also utilizes heavy play-action to open the passing windows. Jurkovec stands tall in the pocket as he surveys the defense. He showcases good accuracy and ball placement in the short to intermediate regions of the field. He has the ability to operate the quick passing game with some drive throws off play-action. His arm strength is sufficient to make NFL throws on each level of the defense. He has solid mobility to extend plays with his legs and run for first downs—you must account for his legs in the red zone. Pairing his height with his high arcing/over-the-shoulder throwing motion, Jurkovec rarely saw batted passes at the LOS. He is a determined and rugged player who runs with toughness and willingness to put his body on the line to help his offense.
Cons: Phil Jurkovec lacks high-end arm talent. His passes will lose steam on downfield attempts. When he tried to overcompensate, his accuracy and ball placement dipped. He’s a little heavy-footed to evade and navigate the pocket with quickness. He operates best when kept clean because his mechanics go awry when pressured, leading to his passes lacking normal zip/velocity. He tends to lean back when faced with interior pressure instead of sliding away and resetting his feet for a more accurate pass. He missed the majority of the 2021 season with a broken hand. Anticipation on crossers can improve to lead his receivers away from coverage for RAC opportunities. He consistently gets deep dropbacks but doesn’t step into the pocket to shorten the distance of his throws.
Phil Jurkovec NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson