Titans QB Trevor Siemian Scouting Report

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#13​ ​Trevor​ ​Siemian​​ ​6’3”​ ​220​ ​3rd​ ​Year,​ ​Northwestern

Overview

Trevor​ ​Siemian​ ​played​ ​solid​ ​football​ ​in​ ​spades​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​duration​ ​of​ ​2016​ ​as​ ​a​ ​first​ ​time starting​ ​quarterback​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Broncos.​ ​Just​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​with​ ​ZERO​ ​experience​ ​up until​ ​that​ ​point​ ​could​ ​gain​ ​the​ ​trust​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​coming​ ​off​ ​a​ ​Super​ ​Bowl​ ​victory​ ​is​ ​astonishing​ ​and speaks​ ​to​ ​not​ ​only​ ​the​ ​type​ ​of​ ​potential​ ​he​ ​has​ ​a​ p​ layer​ ​but​ ​also​ ​his​ ​demeanor​ ​and​ ​leadership skills.​ ​Siemian​ ​went​ ​through​ ​typical​ ​growing​ ​pains​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​(every​ ​rookie​ ​QB​ ​does)​ ​and​ ​had some​ ​rough​ ​stretches​ ​of​ ​football.​ ​But​ ​those​ ​were​ ​outweighed​ ​by​ ​his​ ​strong​ ​performances throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​(Chiefs,​ ​Bengals).​ ​Siemian​ ​ended​ ​up​ ​throwing​ ​for​ ​3,400​ ​yards​ ​with​ ​18 touchdowns​ ​and​ ​10​ ​interceptions​ ​while​ ​starting​ ​14​ ​games.

Analysis

Siemian​ ​does​ ​a​ ​good​ ​job​ ​of​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​out​ ​of​ ​his​ ​hand​ ​quickly​ ​which​ ​underscores​ ​his​ ​ability to​ ​quickly​ ​process​ ​information​ ​and​ ​be​ ​confident​ ​when​ ​the​ ​picture​ ​is​ ​clear​ ​for​ ​him​ ​pre​ ​snap.​ ​He​ ​is adept​ ​at​ ​leading​ ​receiving​ ​targets​ ​into​ ​windows​ ​within​ ​the​ ​intermediate​ ​game​ ​and​ ​changes​ ​ball trajectory​ ​with​ ​ease.​ ​​ ​A​ ​true​ ​intuitive​ ​sense​ ​exists​ ​in​ ​Siemian​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​throwing​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​to​ ​right target​ ​at​ ​the​ ​right​ ​time.​ ​Not​ ​to​ ​say​ ​this​ ​happened​ ​all​ ​the​ ​time​ ​but​ ​more​ ​often​ ​than​ ​not​ ​his​ ​2016 tape​ ​shows​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​who​ ​quickly​ ​isolates​ ​where​ ​to​ ​go​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​and​ ​utilizes​ ​refined elements​ ​such​ ​as​ ​anticipation​ ​and​ ​touch​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​his​ ​throws.​ ​Some​ ​of​ ​this​ ​has​ ​to​ ​do with​ ​how​ ​the​ ​coaching​ ​staff​ ​designed​ ​their​ ​offense​ ​for​ ​Trevor​ ​as​ ​certain​ ​reads​ ​were​ ​not​ ​as complex​ ​as​ ​perhaps​ ​in​ ​years​ ​past​ ​with​ ​Peyton​ ​at​ ​the​ ​control.​ ​Trevor​ ​is​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deep​ ​fade​ ​ball thrower​ ​even​ ​though​ ​he​ ​lacks​ ​above​ ​average​ ​arm​ ​strength.​ ​He​ ​does​ ​however​ ​have​ ​enough​ ​arm strength​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​passes​ ​asked​ ​of​ ​him.​ ​He​ ​showed​ ​on​ ​multiple​ ​occasions​ ​the ability​ ​to​ ​instinctively​ ​adjust​ ​his​ ​arm​ ​slot​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​completion​ ​whether​ ​that​ ​was​ ​throwing around​ ​a​ ​defensive​ ​lineman,​ ​or​ ​when​ ​he​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​over​ ​a​ ​2nd​ ​level​ ​defender​ ​with​ ​touch. Siemian​ ​is​ ​an​ ​easy​ ​thrower​ ​who​ ​sets​ ​up​ ​crisply​ ​during​ ​his​ ​drops.​ ​Fluid​ ​mover​ ​who​ ​lacks​ ​top​ ​end speed​ ​but​ ​is​ ​athletic​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​make​ ​things​ ​happen​ ​off-script.​ ​The​ ​prevailing​ ​theme​ ​to​ ​his​ ​game is​ ​his​ ​great​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​anticipate​ ​windows​ ​and​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​his​ ​receivers​ ​to​ ​green​ ​grass​ ​when​ ​he​ ​is​ ​able to​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​schedule​ ​and​ ​the​ ​picture​ ​is​ ​clear.​ ​Trevor​ ​Does​ ​have​ ​a​ ​tendency​ ​to​ ​short​ ​arm​ ​some of​ ​his​ ​passes​ ​at​ ​times​ ​which​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​small​ ​bouts​ ​of​ ​erratic​ ​throws.​ ​Trevor’s​ ​decision​ ​making came​ ​under​ ​question​ ​when​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​pressure​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​and​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​the​ ​blueprint​ ​on how​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​him​ ​until​ ​proven​ ​otherwise.

2017​ ​Projection

Siemian​ ​(In​ ​Theory)​ ​should​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​driver’s​ ​seat​ ​to​ ​retain​ ​his​ ​job​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Broncos​ ​starting quarterback.​ ​The​ ​problem​ ​is​ ​Paxton​ ​Lynch​ ​was​ ​selected​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​round​ ​(2016)​ ​and​ ​Trevor was​ ​an​ ​un-drafted​ ​free​ ​agent.​ ​Siemian​ ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​situation​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​having​ ​to win​ ​the​ ​job​ ​over​ ​again​ ​and​ ​fend​ ​off​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​in​ ​Lynch​ ​who​ ​may​ ​be​ ​given​ ​every​ ​opportunity to​ ​win​ ​the​ ​job.

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