#10
Jordan Love
Rating Yards TD
129.1 3402 20
Team: Utah State AggiesHeight: 6-4 Born: N/A
Position: QBWeight: 225 Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Love was rated as merely the 70th-best pro style quarterback in the 2016 class in the 247Sports Composite rankings, but he emerged as an All-Mountain West player and early NFL draft entry after receiving just one FBS offer (Utah State) out of high school. He began to flash potential when he started the final six games of his redshirt freshman season, and then cemented himself as an intriguing NFL prospect with a 32-touchdown, six-interception sophomore season in 2018. However, his gunslinger approach didn't play as well last season, when his interceptions ballooned to an alarming 17.

Love had an uneven showing at the Senior Bowl, filling practices with checkdowns and inaccuracy, and only flashing NFL talent. His arm really stood out at the NFL Scouting Combine, though concerns about accuracy persisted.

ANALYSIS

While lacking elite size, Love passes the eye test with a solid frame, including room for more muscle mass. A savvy distributor of the football, Love is a rhythm passer who can pepper defenses at every level, using his eyes and functional mobility to create throwing lanes. He shows good (but not great) accuracy on short and intermediate passes, typically putting the ball in front of his receivers and allowing them space to create yards after the catch. Greatest attribute as a passer is a pillow-soft touch. Consistently able to drop balls over the top of defenders, including on deep balls on the perimeter and especially down the seam between linebackers and safeties. Does not throw many ropes, but delivers very catchable passes with ease, offering proper trajectory and tight spins, including to the sidelines from the opposite hash. Throws the ball with good timing and consistently over the top with his release. Accuracy does not fluctuate when on the move, projecting nicely to the quick, dual-threat game increasingly popular in today's NFL. Described as a great teammate and "natural leader." Mentally tough.

Only slightly above-average natural skill-set given his production (61.2 percent completion rate, 60 touchdowns vs. 29 interceptions in his three-year college career) and early entry into the draft. Excelled in a QB-friendly system that has produced plenty of NFL draft picks but few starters (Brad Smith, Chase Daniel, Blaine Gabbert). Adequate but not stand-out velocity to the sideline. Functionally accurate but lacks precision, too often forcing receivers to alter their routes to collect passes. Rushed for 403 yards and nine touchdowns at Utah State, but is best described as crafty in terms of buying time than being a true scramble threat with the elusiveness or speed to worry NFL defenders. Character requires thorough vetting following a Dec. 14, 2019, citation for marijuana possession, along with two other Utah State players. He announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft prior to the arrest and Utah State's bowl game, which the Aggies lost to Kent State 51-41 in the Frisco Bowl.

PRO COMPARISON

Brett Hundley, Arizona Cardinals -- Like the 6-3, 226-pound Hundley, Love possesses enough natural tools to warrant development and middle-round consideration. His statistics have been inflated by crafty play-calling and scheme, as well as questionable competition. While he comes with plenty of hype as a potential first-rounder, do not be surprised if NFL teams fail to show the same amount of "love" for this quarterback as the media.

Projection: 2nd-3rd Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2017 UtahSt  12 129 235 54.9 1631 6.9 8 6 7 47
2018 UtahSt  13 267 417 64.0 3567 8.6 32 6 9 63
2019 UtahSt  13 293 473 61.9 3402 7.2 20 17 20 104
Career   38 689 1125 61.2 8600 7.6 60 29 36 214

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2017 UtahSt  12 46 165 3.6 2 0 0 - 0
2018 UtahSt  13 43 63 1.5 7 0 0 - 0
2019 UtahSt  13 81 175 2.2 0 0 0 - 0
Career   38 170 403 2.4 9 0 0 - 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/30/2019 @ Wake 33 48 416 68.8 3 3 56 3 2 0.7 0 3 0 0 - 0 -
9/7/2019 StnyBr 25 34 294 73.5 1 0 45 3 31 10.3 0 22 0 0 - 0 -
9/21/2019 @ SDSU 30 47 293 63.8 0 0 48 3 -9 -3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
9/28/2019 ColoSt 17 33 204 51.5 2 2 40 11 44 4.0 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/5/2019 @ LSU 15 30 130 50.0 0 3 35 2 -8 -4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
10/19/2019 Nevada 13 31 169 41.9 1 1 48 10 19 1.9 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/26/2019 @ AF 14 23 114 60.9 1 0 31 4 -16 -4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
11/2/2019 BYU 29 49 394 59.2 1 3 52 11 17 1.5 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
11/9/2019 @ Fres 30 39 388 76.9 2 0 62 6 30 5.0 0 17 0 0 - 0 -
11/16/2019 Wyo 18 29 282 62.1 2 2 80 9 33 3.7 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
11/23/2019 Boise 21 36 229 58.3 1 1 47 6 -10 -1.7 0 4 0 0 - 0 -
11/30/2019 @ NM 18 35 172 51.4 3 1 42 3 26 8.7 0 15 0 0 - 0 -
12/20/2019 @ KentSt 30 39 317 76.9 3 1 26 10 16 1.6 0 9 0 0 - 0 -