Bryce Young Scouting Report


NAME: Bryce Young


SCHOOL: Alabama

HEIGHT: 5’11”



HOMETOWN: Pasadena, CA


DOB: 7/25/2001

GAMES WATCHED: Texas, Utah State, Mississippi State, UL Monroe

Career Stats

  • 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, originally from Santa Ana, California, was a highly touted recruit coming from Mater Dei High School. His illustrious high school career included accolades such as Gatorade’s California Player of the Year, Maxwell’s Offensive Player of the Year, and a 247 composite grade of 0.9994. Having originally committed to USC, Young flipped his commitment to Alabama, in large part due to the recruitment of Steve Sarkisian, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator at the time. Young sat behind Mac Jones in 2020, but has played the last two seasons, winning the Heisman trophy in 2021.

Trait Grades

  • Arm Talent: 45 (Fringe Average)
  • Accuracy: 70 (Star)
  • Out of Structure: 75 (Elite)
  • Pocket Presence: 75 (Elite)
  • Decision Making: 60 (Above Average)
  • Mechanics: 55 (Above Average)
  • Touch/Placement: 55 (Above Average)
  • Progressions: 60 (Above Average)
  • Mobility: 70 (Star)
  • Size/Frame: 30 (Poor)
  • Red Flags: 10/10 – none
  • Ceiling: 75 (Elite)


Alabama is churning out quarterbacks in what seems like every draft class, and Bryce Young may be the most complete player at the position in recent memory. His accuracy is comparable to the Tide’s signal callers of the past like Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones, however it’s his off script ability that separates him from his predecessors. His mobility and feel for the pocket are top notch, and when things begin to break down, Young is consistently at his best, keeping his eyes downfield, scrambling to throw rather than immediately tucking and running. He’s also stellar in the quick game, demonstrating high level short accuracy, despite nontraditional mechanics. It is, ironically enough, in structure when we begin to see some of Young’s biggest flaws. While he rarely puts the ball in harm’s way, he is hesitant to make throws over the middle, especially into tighter windows. This may potentially be due to his frame, which would be the slightest at the position in the NFL. His arm would also be in the lower tier of NFL starters, as he struggles to consistently hit deeper throws. Despite these shortcomings, Young has a clear knack for playing the position and will certainly be a first round talent.

Final Grade: 8.27 (1st)


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