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Monday, March 20, 2017

DOES VELOCITY MATTER FOR QB's?

by Dave Druckenmiller- The Football Room- 2017

So does velocity really matter at the combine.  Since 2008 it has been measured.  I have found he average velocity speed of the football to be around 54.80.  Since Deshawn Watson hit 49 mph there has been debate about if it really matters.  I say so far it does, but not enough years have passed for us to really say it is a given metric to predict success in the NFL.  Only Drew Brees and Tyrod Taylor lacked that velocity.  But Tyrod Taylor does struggle with his deep ball. Drew Brees compensates with a high release point. 

Green is very good, yellow around avg, and then range and the red are lower velocities.


BALL VELOCITY SPEED-MPH YEAR
Brett Favre, Southern Mississippi 63 1992
Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech 60 2017
Bryan Bennett, SE Louisiana 60 2015
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech  60 2014
David Webb, California 59 2017
Paxton Lynch, Memphis 59 2016
Stephen Morris, Miami  59 2014
Tyler Bray, Tennessee 59 2013
Zac Dysert, Miami (OH) 59 2013
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State 59 2012
Kirk Cousins, Michigan State 59 2012
Colin Kaepernick, Nevada 59 2011
Peyton Manning 59 2008
Jared Goff, California 58 2016
Austin Davis, Southern Mississippi 58 2012
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas 58 2011
John Wilson Parker, Alabama 58 2009
Mike Reilly, Central Washington 58 2009
Drew Willy, Buffalo 58 2009
Carson Wentz, North Dakota State 57 2016
Sean Mannion, Oregeon State 57 2015
Brandon Bridge, South Alabama 57 2015
Tom Savage, Pittsburgh  57 2014
James Vandenberg, Iowa 57 2013
Nick Foles, Arizona 57 2012
Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois 57 2012
Jordan Jefferson, LSU 57 2012
Mark Sanchez, Southern Cal 57 2009
Josh Freeman, Kansas State 57 2009
Chase Daniels, Missouri 57 2009
Paul Smith, Tulsa 57 2008
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 56 2016
Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame 56 2017
Joel Stave, Wisconsin 56 2016
Jacoby Brisett, NC State 56 2016
Josh Woodrum, Liberty 56 2016
Marcus Mariota, Oregon 56 2015
Anthony Boone, Duke 56 2015
Blake Bortles, Central Florida  56 2014
Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois  56 2014
Jeff Mathews, Cornell  56 2014
Keith Wenning, Ball State  56 2014
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse 56 2013
Bradley Sorensen, Southern Utah 56 2013
Patrick Devlin, Delaware 56 2011
Andy Dalton, TCU 56 2011
Cam Newton, Auburn 56 2011
Levi Brown, Troy 56 2010
Colt McCoy, Texas 56 2010
Nate Davis, Ball State 56 2009
Curtis Painter, Purdue 56 2009
Mictchell Trubitsky, North Carolina 55 2017
Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech 55 2017
Cody Kessler, Southern California 55 2016
Brandon Allen, Arkansas 55 2016
Trevone Boykin, TCU 55 2016
Jameis Winston, Florida State 55 2015
Cody Fajardo, Nevada 55 2015
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois 55 2014
Geno Smith, West Virginia 55 2013
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas 55 2013
Russell Wilson, Wisconsin 55 2012
Casey Keenum, Houston 55 2012
Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin 55 2011
Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston St 55 2009
Joe Flacco, Delaware 55 2008
Kevin O’Connell, San Diego St  55 2008
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State 54 2016
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana 54 2016
Tajh Boyd, Clemson 54 2014
Bryn Renner, North Carolina  54 2014
EJ Manuel, Florida State 54 2013
Matthew Scott, Arizona 54 2013
Patrick Witt, Yale 54 2012
Nathan Enderle, Idaho 54 2011
Jake Locker, Washington 54 2011
Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh 53 2017
Brad Kaaya, Miami Fla. 53 2017
Kevin Hogan, Stanford 53 2016
Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky 53 2016
Vernon Adams, Oregon 53 2016
Bryce Petty, Baylor 53 2015
Bret Hundley, UCLA 53 2015
David Fales, San Jose State 53 2014
AJ McCarron, Alabama 53 2014
Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M 53 2014
Landry Jones, Oklahoma 53 2013
Darron Thomas, Oregon 53 2012
Tom Brandstetter, Fresno St 53 2009
Cullen Harper, Clemson 53 2009
Stephen McGee, Texas A&M 53 2009
Brian Brohm, Louisville 53 2008
Chad Henne, Michigan 53 2008
Drew Brees, Purdue 53 2000
Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech 52 2016
Shane Carden, East Carolina 52 2015
Collin Klein, Kansas State 52 2013
Ryan Lindley, San Diego State 52 2012
Kellen Moore, Boise State 52 2012
TJ Yates, North Carolina 52 2011
Max Hall, BYU 52 2010
Tim Hiller, Western Michigan 52 2010
Michael Kafka, Northwestern 52 2010
Zac Robinson, Oklahoma St. 52 2010
Jevan Snead, Mississippi 52 2010
Graham Harrell, Texas A&M 52 2009
Pat White, West Virginia 52 2009
Erik Ainge, Tennessee 52 2008
Jerry Lovelocke, Prairie View State 51 2015
Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech 51 2013
Marqueis Gray, Minnesota 51 51 2013
Christian Ponder, Florida St 51 2011
Sean Canfield, Oregon St. 51 2010
John David Booty, Southern Cal 51 2008
Connor Cook, Michigan State 50 2016
Nick Marshall, Aurburn 50 2015
Connor Shaw, South Carolina 50 2014
Jacory Harris, Miami 50 2012
Aaron Corp, Richmond 50 2012
Ricky Stanzi, Iowa 50 50 2011
Tyrod Taylor, Va Tech 50 2011
Jarrett Brown, West Virginia 50 2010
John Skelton, Fordham 50 2010
Matt Flynn, LSU 50 2008
Deshaun Watson, Clemson 49 2017
Michael Glennon, North Carolina State 49 2013
Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan 49 2010
Tony Pike, Cincinnati 49 2010
Josh Johnson, San Diego 49 2008
Armanti Edwards, Appalachian St. 46.5 2010
Colt Brennan, Hawaii 44 2008
Blake Sims, Alabama 42 2015


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