Kyle Lauletta

Richmond
QB

Prospect Info

College
Richmond
Hometown
Class
Exton, PA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
222 lbs
30 5/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.31
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
New York Giants
Giants
Round 4 ‧ Pick 8
40 Yard Dash
4.81
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
113.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.95
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.07
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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One of the top FCS quarterbacks in the country carries a strong football genetics background. His father, Joe, was a quarterback at Navy in the 1980's, and his older brother, Trey, played center at Bucknell. Lauletta's grandfather played football at Delaware, and his uncle played for Navy. He was a two-time All-Southeastern pick in high school but did not end up at a major program. Lauletta played in four games as a reserve for the Spiders in 2013 and then redshirted the following year. The next two seasons he was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2015 (61.6 completion pct., 3,598 yards, 19 TD, 15 INT; seven rushing TD) and 2016 (63.0 completion pct., 3,022 yards, 24 TD, eight INT), starting all 25 games in those seasons. Richmond had a marginal 6-5 campaign in 2017, but Lauletta showed accuracy and mobility that intrigued scouts (64.9 completion pct., 3,737 yards, 28 TD, 12 INT).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
Overview
Lauletta has decent accuracy and mechanics to work with, but his lack of NFL arm strength will limit the number of teams who are willing to consider him. Lauletta's interceptions come due to arm issues rather than decision-making and that may not be correctable in the pros due to the increase in play speed that he will see in NFL secondaries.
Strengths
  • Heralded by scouts as team leader and elected team captain twice
  • Production saw major spike over the last two seasons
  • Uses eyes to move linebackers out of his passing lanes on slants and curls
  • Won't automatically dump throws down to backs
  • Willing to let route combinations progress while climbing and sliding away from heat
  • Has experience from shotgun, pistol and under center
  • Footwork is smooth in play-action and setup
  • Comfortable throwing on the move
  • Gets it out early on timing throws
  • Spins a tight spiral
  • Able to throw accurately to intermediate targets on the move
Weaknesses
  • Arm strength is a substantial concern
  • Uses excessive trajectory to get additional distance on deep throws
  • Pop fly throws allow safeties time to park under the long ball and make plays
  • Can't make all the NFL throws
  • Ball doesn't come off hand with much velocity
  • Will ignore safety movement and throw into double teams at times
  • Perception of pressure can affect him
  • Will drop eyes and start looking for an exit strategy
  • Feet start dancing nervously when his internal clock goes off
  • May not have the mobility to be effective scrambler on next level

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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