Scouting Report: 2024 QB Jadyn Davis

Scouting Report: 2024 QB Jadyn Davis

March 14, 2023
Charlotte (NC) Providence Day QB Jadyn Davis (image via Hudl)

Name: Jadyn Davis
High school: Charlotte (NC) Providence Day
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 192 lbs.
Position: Quarterback
Class: 2024
Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: ESPN 4-star, #3 dual-threat QB, #35 overall…On3 4-star, #8 QB, #105 overall, #3 in NC…Rivals 4-star, #3 pro-style QB, #10 overall, #1 in NC…247 Sports 4-star, #2 QB, #15 overall, #1 in NC…Teammate of 2024 WR Channing Goodwin, 2024 WR Jordan Shipp, and 2025 OT David Sanders

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Stats: As a junior in 2022, completed 221/305 passes (72.5%) for 3,425 yards and 43 touchdowns

Strengths: Very well coached quarterback . . . Able to command a varied offense from shotgun, pistol, and under center with motions . . . Shows ability to make adjustments to protections at the line of scrimmage . . . Very accurate thrower who completes over 72% of his passes . . . Shows excellent anticipation and accuracy . . . Recognizes coverages well and gets rid of ball quickly on free access throws . . . Does a good job of adjusting footwork and getting lined up to make his throws . . . Maintains good accuracy on the move . . . Ball placement is outstanding when throwing into traffic . . . Delivers the ball with great touch to fit the ball over and between defenders . . . Can put some zip on the ball over the middle and on out routes when he steps into his throws

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal stature in pocket at just 6’0″ tall . . . Somewhat thin, which brings up durability concerns . . . Does not show elite arm strength to fit ball into tight spaces . . . Just a so-so athlete . . . Shows little speed or evasiveness to pull away from defenders or make plays on designed runs

Overall: Davis is an excellent quarterback prospect, and he grew on me while studying his junior film. For all the hype he’s received, I expected him to have a little more juice as a thrower or as an athlete, which I didn’t see on his sophomore film when first evaluating him, either. But where he makes hay is with his accuracy, touch, and anticipation. If he has a good offensive line in college and can sit in the pocket and pick apart a defense, he has the right tools to make that happen. I would put him in a shotgun/pistol-based offense where he has room to see and find throwing lanes, but he will be limited in his ability to add anything to the running game.

Projection: Power Five conference multi-year starter. His NFL upside may be limited by a lack of size/bulk, but he can be a very good college player.

Reminds me of: A right-handed Tua Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa played at Alabama, and despite a height/size deficiency, he became a 1st round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins. I think Tagovailoa is a little faster, but they have similar size (Tagovailoa is currently listed at 6’1″ and 217 lbs.) and Davis will likely add bulk in college.


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