NAME: Bryce Young
HOMETOWN: Pasadena, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Mater Dei
GAMES WATCHED: Utah State, Texas, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Mississippi State
- 2020 (7 games): 13-22 passing (59.1%) for 156 yards and 1 TD; 9 carries for -23 yards (-2.6 per carry).
- 2021 (15 games): 366-547 passing (66.9%) for 4,872 yards, 47 TDs, and 7 INT; 81 carries for 0 yards (0 per carry) and 3 TDs.
- 2022 (12 games): 245-380 passing (64.5%) for 3,328 yards, 32 TDs, and 5 INT; 49 carries for 185 yards (3.8 per carry) and 4 TDs.
Bryce Young was a highly touted QB out of HS. He won All-American Bowl Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year in California, Maxwell Offensive Player of the Year, High School Quarterback of the Year by the National Quarterback Club, and MaxPreps Player of the Year as a senior. 0.9994 grade as a prospect. Young’s dad Craig is a mental health specialist; Bryce attributes his success to his dad helping him win the mental game. Chose Bama over USC due to coach Steve Sarkisian. Sat behind Mac Jones as a freshman, making a real push to win the starting job the spring of his freshman year. Broke the Alabama single season passing yard record as a sophomore, also winning the Heisman.
- Arm Talent: 60 (Above Average)
- Accuracy: 75 (Elite)
- Out of Structure: 80 (Top of Class)
- Pocket Presence: 75 (Elite)
- Decision Making: 75 (Elite)
- Mechanics: 70 (Star)
- Touch/Placement: 75 (Elite)
- Progressions: 80 (Top of Class)
- Mobility: 75 (Elite)
- Size/Frame: 55 (Above Average)
- Red Flags: 10/10 – none
- Ceiling: 75 (Elite)
Bryce Young is one of the most creative QBs I have ever seen. His escapability and creativity out of structure are incredible. There is a misconception that he has a weak arm. While he isn’t going to push the 65 yards downfield, he has good cross-field velocity and can put it on his man. Young is small, but he uses his height to his advantage by dipping and dodging tackles. The only real struggle Young has is with pressure up the middle. When he can’t get outside and has a DL in his face he will just skip it into the ground and give up on the plays, avoiding costly mistakes. This season Young struggled with timing routes due to missing practice out of caution for his shoulder. Young’s mechanics are unconventional but fast, so they won’t be a big issue. His feet are rarely set when he throws because of his extremely quick release and he still has great accuracy. if Young is given any opening to scramble and extend a play he will. His running ability is strong, but he barely uses it to move the ball forward and instead to give is receivers time to get open.