Mark Schofield’s RSP Scouting Lens QB Jordan Love (Utah State): Full-Field Reads


RSP contributor Mark Schofield shares another example of Utah State quarterback Jordan Love’s processing speed with this full-field read that requires noting several defenders within an instant and still delivering the ball on-time. 

We are finally back and with actual football to discuss.

After a summer of hype that saw draftnik’s such as myself promote his ability at the quarterback position, and Utah State generates a Heisman hype campaign that included candy hearts, quarterback Jordan Love finally got the chance over the holiday weekend to take to the field. Love was impressive at times, completing 33 of 48 passes for over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns, but he also threw 3 interceptions in a 38-35 loss at Wake Forest.

There are still reasons for optimism, however. Yes, three interceptions and a three-point loss show that there is room for growth, and with Love there certainly is. But as the one play shows, the processing speed is still an area where Love shows flashes of ability:

On the play in question Love works a full-field read, first scanning a Y-Option concept and then coming to a backside curl route. Love is able to work through his reads and make an on-time and in-rhythm throw, that would only be possible if he is working through his options quickly and efficiently. From the whiteboard to the film, we dive into this play in depth.

One play, let alone one game, does not determine a prospect’s future course. Love will have some opportunities over the coming weeks to demonstrate his ability, including a huge contest on the road at LSU, but if he plays more like the quarterback we see on this play, and less like the QB that threw three interceptions, he might live up to some of that preseason buzz.

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