After winning back-to-back national championships under Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia is looking for a new quarterback to help sustain the team’s success moving forward.
The Bulldogs have plenty of pressure on them to get their quarterback situation right, and they believe that Carson Beck is the answer. Beck, a potential 2024 NFL Draft prospect, earned the starting job for the 2023 season and is tasked with leading the Bulldogs back to a national championship.
Where Is Carson Beck From?
Beck is from Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Mandarin High School.
In his junior year, Beck managed to throw for 3,546 yards and 30 touchdowns, earning the title of 2018 Florida Mr. Football. He played a crucial role in leading Mandarin to victory in the Florida State Championship game, throwing five touchdowns. During his senior year, Beck completed 278 passes and recorded 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns. Initially, he had committed to Alabama, but later changed his decision.
Carson Beck’s Career Production
Beck came to the Georgia Football program as one of the top quarterback recruits in the country in the 2020 class. He was a four-star prospect, 247sports Composite’s No. 248 prospect nationally, and the No. 9 pro-style QB out of Florida.
However, Beck had to wait his time sitting behind JT Daniels and Bennett for years before being named the starting quarterback in the 2023 season. Beck beat out two other highly ranked recruits, Brock Vandagriff and Gunner Stockton, for the starting job this season.
Throughout his career, Beck has amassed 1,063 passing yards and nine touchdowns with just three interceptions on 119 attempts. Beck was named to the Senior Bowl Watchlist for the 2024 Senior Bowl.
Beck’s size and accuracy are a huge plus for his NFL stock, and he has flashed plenty of NFL potential despite a very limited sample size. The sample size will cause concern for some NFL evaluators, with the recent issues of one-year starters adjusting to the league.
Beck’s Scouting Report
PFN’s Dalton Miller wrote up a brief scouting report on Beck’s NFL potential.
- 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 despite a lack of reps
- Swings head around well on under-center play-action
- Innate ball placement
- Beck is completely unbothered by the rush
- Surprising spring in his step when on the hoof
- Throws well rolling to left and right
- Can spin the ball effectively with strong velocity
- An extra pat on the ball slows down release sometimes (other times not an issue)
- Sneaky athletic for short runs but not someone who will run often at the next level
- Pre-snap recognition isn’t at a super high level (inexperience-caused)
- Prior to the 2023 season, Beck was only seen late in decided games. That’s a small sample size for a QB to enter the NFL
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