The Georgia Southern Eagles finished the year with a close loss to Buffalo in the Camellia Bowl. Now, they will need to rebuild their offense as quarterback Kyle Vantrease and wide receiver Amare Jones both declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. Let’s take a look at the scouting reports for these two Georgia Southern NFL Draft prospects.
Georgia Southern 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Amare Jones, WR
Strengths: Once-productive and versatile skill player who quickly releases off the line of scrimmage as a receiver, runs solid routes, and adjusts to the throw. Extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame, displays eye/hand coordination, and makes the catch in stride.
Displays himself as a vertical threat. Quick-footed running the ball with the ability to make defenders miss. Patiently waits for blocks to develop and possesses the agility necessary to turn the corner.
Weaknesses: Spotty production over the past three seasons. Missed four games last season with an injury.
Overall: Jones made an immediate impact at Tulane over the first two seasons he played for the program, but he has watched his game regress since. He possesses enough ability to be used as a potential third-down back, if not a slot receiver, but he must get his game back on track.
Kyle Vantrease, QB
Strengths: Four-year starter who began his career at Buffalo and is coming off an incredibly productive season. Patient in the pocket, takes the safe underneath outlet, and does an outstanding job commanding the offense.
Remains poised under the rush, puts touch on throws, and displays speed on short and intermediate passes. Puts the deep throw in front of targets and lets them run to the ball. Possesses enough mobility to get outside the pocket and make throws on the move.
Weaknesses: Must improve his pass placement, as receivers are consistently adjusting backward to grab errant throws. Stares down the primary target and is very slow in moving his head. Puts the ball up for grabs and makes questionable throws. Tossed 16 interceptions last year.
Overall: Vantrease is a nice-sized pocket passer who completed 61% of his throws for more than 4,200 yards last year. He must improve his decision-making and field vision, but he has enough upside to get practice-squad consideration.
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