Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Virginia QB Kurt Benkert

Basics:

Name- Kurt Benkert
Position- QB
College- Virginia
Jersey Number- 6
Class- Senior

Measurements:

Height- 6’4
Weight- 215 lbs

Pros:

Has good size
Has good speed
Has a strong arm
Does not rush the ball out too quickly
Does not stare down one receiver
He distributes the ball to all of his receivers and backs
A tough nosed player
Has good instincts
Puts the ball where his receiver can get it
Has good patience in the pocket and allows his receivers to get open
Gets the ball out quickly when needed
Very poised in the pocket
Has good pocket awareness
Fits the ball into tight places with ease
Put up good passing yard numbers
Had a good TD-INT Ratio
Has a good deep ball
A good passing QB when rolling out of the pocket

Cons:

Not known as a running QB
Takes too many sacks
Missed all of 2015 while at East Carolina due to a knee injury
Underthrows and overthrows his receivers at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 27, Completions: 534, Passing Yards: 5817, Passing Touchdowns/Interceptions: 46/21, Completion Percentage: 57.7, Rushes: 130, Rushing Yards: -134, Rushing Touchdowns: 2, Yards Per Carry: -1.0