Jarrett Stidham

Auburn

Prospect Info

College
Auburn
Hometown
Class
Stephenville, TX
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
218 lbs
32”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.57
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New England
Patriots
Round 4 ‧ Pick 31
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.81u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
110.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.28
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.33
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Stidham began his career at Baylor, but the firing of coach Art Briles due to the sexual assault scandal on campus caused him to look elsewhere. He was a big signing for Briles, a top-50 overall prospect nationally from Stephenville, Texas, who passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns and ran for almost 1,000 more yards as a senior. Stidham played in 10 games with three starts as a true freshman, completing 69 percent of his passes (75-of-109) for 1,265 yards, 12 touchdowns, and two interceptions. He took online courses at McLennan Community College in 2016 and practiced with a local high school team to keep his arm in shape. The preparation paid off, as he excelled for the Tigers in his first year on the Plains. The SEC Newcomer of the Year and second-team all-conference quarterback completed 66.5 percent of his throws (246-of-370) for 3,158 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. The highlight of his year was the team's Iron Bowl win over Alabama (21-of-28, 237 yards). Stidham did not take a step forward as a junior, completing only 60.7 percent of his throws (224-of-369) for 2,794 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions in a somewhat disappointing 8-5 season.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
AJ McCarron
Overview
The 2017 Alabama win showed a mobile quarterback with good mechanics and intelligence who played with confidence and was able to convert in key situations. The 2018 tape shows a player who lost both his confidence and poise and began to play a rushed brand of football that seeped into his pre-snap planning and his post-snap accuracy. Stidham went from ascending prospect to developmental quarterback and he needs to find the right set of coaches and system to help rehab his confidence and timing.
Strengths
  • Intelligent with ability to decipher defenses
  • Adequate size and arm strength
  • Makes good decisions from RPO looks
  • Comfortable throwing from true play-action and rollouts
  • Above-average move accuracy
  • Good recognition to wait for throwing lanes to clear
  • Sound footwork and mechanics from the pocket
  • Classic over-the-top release
  • Ball comes out of his hands with clean, tight spiral
  • Above-average touch throwing to all three levels
  • Good back shoulder passer
  • Competitive open-field runner as scrambler
  • Willing to put his head down and find tough yards to secure first downs.
Weaknesses
  • Failed to build on 2017 campaign
  • Became antsy and unsure due to excessive pressure
  • Inconsistent pre-snap blitz recognition
  • Drops eyes and loses some poise when pressure mounts
  • Will void and run rather than sliding and scanning from pocket
  • Became indecisive and struggled to get throws out on time
  • Needs to throw with better anticipation
  • Average operation time to throw
  • Unlikely to beat defenses with arm talent alone
  • Needs to step and drive his throws
  • Ball placement and accuracy fell off in 2018
  • Below-average deep ball accuracy
Sources Tell Us

"That was a really dysfunctional offense this year. The offensive line was bad, the receivers couldn't get open and the coaching was a big problem, I thought. He didn't play well, but he didn't get much help either." -- National scout for NFC team
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league