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Trace McSorley
Rating Yards TD
124.6 2530 18
Team: Penn State Nittany LionsHeight: 6-0 Born: 8/23/1995
Position: QBWeight: 201 Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Originally recruited by James Franklin to Vanderbilt, the three-star recruit followed Franklin to Penn State. After limited action as a freshman, McSorley broke out in 2016 with 3,614 yards (57.9 percent completion rate), 29 TDs and eight INTs. As a junior, he threw for 3,570 yards (66.5 percent), 28 TDs and 10 INTs, before slipping as a senior to 2,530 yards (53.2 percent), 18 TDs and seven INTs. He also managed 1,697 yards and 30 TDs on the ground in his career, including 798 and 12, respectively, as a senior.

ANALYSIS

McSorley is a terrific athlete (4.57-second 40-yard dash), enough so that some teams asked to work him out as a defensive back at the NFL Scouting Combine (he declined). He showed precise accuracy and great touch for most of his college career, and he flashes the ability to manipulate safeties and throw with anticipation. He is dangerous with his legs, creating as a scrambler and as a runner.

Despite drawing Baker Mayfield comparisons, McSorley is a much less talented passer, and he is both short (6-foot-0) and lacking arm strength. He took a major step back in 2018, primarily because his accuracy took periodic vacations. He struggles to attack downfield with precision. Much of his production came via simple, either-or reads, and he often is erratic vs. pressure. If he can't find his 2017 form, a position change is possible.

Projection: Sixth-Seventh Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2015 PSU  7 20 40 50.0 185 4.6 2 0 1 5
2016 PSU  14 224 387 57.9 3614 9.3 29 8 23 160
2017 PSU  13 284 427 66.5 3570 8.4 28 10 27 146
2018 PSU  13 192 361 53.2 2530 7.0 18 7 27 163
Career   47 720 1215 59.3 9899 8.1 77 25 78 474

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2015 PSU  7 13 43 3.3 0 0 0 - 0
2016 PSU  14 146 365 2.5 7 0 0 - 0
2017 PSU  13 144 491 3.4 11 0 0 - 0
2018 PSU  13 170 798 4.7 12 0 0 - 0
Career   47 473 1697 3.6 30 0 0 - 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 PSU  13 0
Career   47 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 App 20 35 229 57.1 1 0 46 12 53 4.4 2 12 0 0 - 0 -
9/8/2018 @ Pitt 14 30 145 46.7 2 0 22 5 36 7.2 1 20 0 0 - 0 -
9/15/2018 KentSt 11 22 229 50.0 2 1 41 9 54 6.0 3 18 0 0 - 0 -
9/21/2018 @ Ill 12 19 160 63.2 3 1 21 15 92 6.1 0 16 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2018 OhioSt 16 32 286 50.0 2 0 93 25 175 7.0 0 51 0 0 - 0 -
10/13/2018 MSU 19 32 192 59.4 1 0 25 13 37 2.8 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
10/20/2018 @ Ind 19 36 220 52.8 0 1 59 19 107 5.6 2 44 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2018 Iowa 11 25 167 44.0 1 1 39 12 63 5.3 1 51 0 0 - 0 -
11/3/2018 @ Mich 5 13 83 38.5 0 1 25 12 -6 -0.5 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
11/10/2018 Wisc 19 25 160 76.0 1 0 30 11 9 0.8 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
11/17/2018 @ Rut 17 37 183 45.9 2 1 35 7 39 5.6 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
11/24/2018 MD 12 22 230 54.5 1 0 38 11 64 5.8 2 20 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2019 Kty 17 33 246 51.5 2 1 41 19 75 3.9 1 20 0 0 - 0 -