Chuckie Keeton QB Utah State #16
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Strengths: Manziel-type quarterback. An electric playmaker who can buy time in the pocket or take off running. Has experience running the read-option. Seems to have a strong grasp on the offense and makes smart decisions. Despite his running ability, he stands in the pocket and looks to make plays with his arm. Above average arm strength. Can put zip on the ball to fit it into tight windows, but knows how to take something off when needed.
Weaknesses: Lacks ideal size, especially for a scrambling quarterback. Mechanics are somewhat inconsistent. Typically has a slightly long release, but speeds it up under pressure and the inconsistency hurts his accuracy. Suffered torn ACL and MCL in left knee in October, 2013.
Overview: Keeton is an electric playmaker and appeared to be on track toward establishing himself as one of the top prospects before a season-ending knee injury in 2013. There are some flaws in Keeton’s mechanics, but overall he reminds me of an even more athletic version of Russell Wilson. As long as he stays healthy and continues to progress during his senior year, he has a chance to develop into a special prospect.