Matt Waldman, Mark Schofield, and Scouting Academy Founder Dan Hatman examine the game of Stanford quarterback Davis Mills a compelling second-day NFL Draft prospect with the tools and upside to eventually see a starting lineup.
How high is Davis Mills’ upside? What do scouts do when a player’s tape has a lot of plays that are in the gray area between positive and negative (yes, there are plays like this)?
Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman discuss these scenarios with former NFL Scout and Scouting Academy Founder Dan Hatman as well as other topics from Mills’ tape in this week’s RSP Film Room:
- Mills often reads the field like a top prospect. Where he doesn’t, it is clearly addressable.
- Mills has “annoying” accuracy that’s just shy of pinpoint when it comes to specific types of throws that he’ll need to make in the NFL.
- There are specific targets that Mills may never develop accuracy with.
- Where Mills makes consistently bad throws that may not be his responsibility.
- Mills’ underrated pocket presence.
- Why Schofield believes the UCLA game is “all you need to watch” to get a basic understanding of who Mills is as a prospect and where he’s polarizing.
- Why Schofield and Waldman have similar views of Mills but different conclusions that are both valid, which is why scouting is a challenging craft.
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