Carson Beck Draft Profile | Georgia, QB Scouting Report

After years of waiting, Carson Beck has the opportunity to prove that he's an NFL-caliber passer -- what does his scouting report look like?

The Georgia Bulldogs have won consecutive National Championships and are looking for a third. If they do, it would be the first time since Minnesota from 1934-1936.

But after losing so many outstanding players to the NFL, do they have the firepower? New starting QB Carson Beck may have something to say about it. His NFL Draft scouting report tells the story for him.

Carson Beck Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 220
  • Position: QB
  • School: Georgia
  • Current Year: Junior

Beck has been in the shadows at the University of Georgia for years. The once highly touted recruit could have gone elsewhere with Stetson Bennett commanding a stranglehold on the Bulldogs’ starting job, but he chose to stay.

He began his college career as a consensus four-star recruit from Jacksonville, Florida. His rankings ranged, but most outlets had him sneaking into the top 250. Beck received offers from Alabama, Florida, Penn State, Miami, and Florida State. The SEC also came calling in baseball while he was an AAU basketball player.

Beck committed to Alabama in 2018 before de-committing in February of 2019. A month later, he chose Georgia. Since then, Beck has been stuck in a holding pattern.

Carson Beck Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Sequencing when comfortable is beautiful. Eyes, shoulders, and feet remain connected.
  • Strong torque generation creates velocity.
  • Flashes heady pocket presence and ability to make adjustments to create throwing hallways.
  • Comfortable in the pocket vs. pressure.
  • Swings head around well on under-center play-action.
  • Innate ball placement at times when unbothered by the rush.
  • Surprising spring in his step when on the hoof.
  • Throws well rolling to left and right.
  • Can spin it.

Weaknesses

  • An extra pat on the ball slows down release sometimes (other times not an issue).
  • Sneaky athletic but not someone who will be threatening to NFL defenses without a large runway.
  • Early-season, early-game struggles were a tough watch.
  • Inconsistent placement on intermediate throws.
  • Downfield accuracy is too scattershot.
  • An inflexible arm means struggling with consistent velocity generation on the move.
  • Not often forced into quick-game decision-making. More designed throws behind the line and checkdowns.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Beck is incredibly polished in the details that make a quarterback click at the NFL level. His mind and body remain connected, and he appears consistently unbothered by pressure. But while many share that trait, Beck calmly finds a way to skirt that pressure with micro-adjustments in the pocket.

He has the arm talent to be a high-level draft prospect. In fact, with more seasoning, he might be able to elevate his stock into the first round of the NFL Draft. However, he likely needs another year of play to accomplish that goal.

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It’s hard to make a real difference in the modern NFL as a dropback passer with minimal creative ability. You’re forced to process information at a lightning pace while having enough arm to go with unbelievable ball placement to succeed.

Beck is a far better athlete than one would expect by looking at his frame. He has quick first steps and has a great feel as a runner. There is enough juice to pick up third downs with his legs against man coverage. But he won’t threaten defenses with his athleticism, either.

Beck is a wild card in this draft cycle because he will likely be seen as an “ascending” prospect. He possesses the necessary tools to be an NFL QB. While he possesses some of the uncoachable qualities that make a franchise passer from the pocket, he needs to sharpen his placement and mental trigger.

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