Kyle Shurmur

Vanderbilt
QB
QB13

Prospect Info

College
Vanderbilt
Hometown
Class
Philadelphia, PA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
230 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
8 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.91
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
29.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
106.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.51
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.53
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Shurmur is the son of Pat, the head coach of the New York Giants who was a coordinator in the league for over a decade. Kyle made his own headlines in high school, becoming the state's Player of the Year as a senior. Vandy coaches gave the "coach's son" a shot early, starting him five times in his true freshman campaign (44-of-103, 42.7 completion percentage, 503 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions). Shurmur started all 13 games in the 2016 season (204-of-375, 54.4 completion percentage, 2,409 yards, nine touchdowns, 10 interceptions). His production improved dramatically as a junior, as he completed 57.9 percent of his throws (220-of-380) for 2,823 yards and a school-record 26 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Shurmur bettered his completion percentage (254-of-406, 62.6 completion percentage), passing yardage (3,130), and threw for 24 touchdowns while giving up just six interceptions in 13 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Nate Sudfield
Overview
Three-year starter with good size, intelligence and leadership qualities, but a lack of mobility and velocity. Shurmur got consistently better with each passing season despite playing with limited talent relative to his competition in the SEC. His tendency to check it down leads to higher completion totals and lower interceptions, but it also speaks to his own physical limitations. Because he takes care of the football and understands the game, he could displace a QB3 for a roster spot as a late Day 3 pick.
Strengths
  • Son of an NFL coach and it shows on the field
  • Sees the game in a more advanced fashion
  • Can get through four-man progressions
  • Possesses NFL size and build
  • Tall in the pocket with over-the-top release point
  • Able to throw with moderate ball placement on the move
  • Trusts his protection
  • Recognizes and avoids low-percentage throws
  • Gamer with the poise and intelligence to compete from the pocket
  • Able to find receivers from a scramble.
Weaknesses
  • Gives football a pre-throw love pat that clues in defensive backs
  • Leaves weight back causing some throws to sail
  • Upper-body thrower
  • Plays with some lower body stiffness in set-up and operation
  • Has had some issues with ball security from snaps
  • Throws from a narrow base
  • Isn't going to dazzle defenders with his arm talent
  • Needs to throw receivers open against tight windows
  • Lacks velocity to get away with staring down targets
Sources Tell Us

"I could see him as a backup. He's got good size and he knows how to play. He was good enough to hold up against SEC competition put some pretty good games together." - NFC regional scout

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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