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NSD Scouting Report: Jalen Overstreet
'Overstreet has different skill set than other UT QBs.'
-by LonghornDigest.com Jan 31, 2012
'Overstreet is a great leader and plays both ways in high school, rarely leaving the field. Once he gets the chance to concentrate on one position he should become even stronger. He should get a look at quarterback, based on his skill sets, but in all likelihood he is destined to play defense in college. He has a nice blend of size and speed and has an affinity to to lay a big lick.'
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'He declined offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Michigan, Missouri and a host of other teams to sign with Texas.'
ESPN evaluation ($):
"Overstreet is a very productive dual threat quarterback, capable of beating defenses with his arm and feet. Has the size and athleticism for the quarterback position at the major level of competition. We feel he has sufficient arm strength to make all the throws but will need to improve his footwork and deliver technique. Operates from under the center and the shotgun set; can play with his back to the line of scrimmage, showing clever ball handling skills. Sets his feet quickly whether off of play action or when dropping back; sets the ball well and stands tall with his eyes downfield. Doesn't rattle under pressure and will take a hit if necessary to make a good completion. Displays a compact throwing motion; gets the ball out quickly but will need to elevate his delivery; too much sidearm; at times he relies too much on his arm and doesn't step into throw. Puts good zip on short/medium throws, demonstrating the ability to hit receivers on time and in stride; needs to develop deep ball touch; does a good job squaring his shoulders when throwing on the move. This guy is a tough customer; makes good decisions with zone/read play and is very effective running inside or off the edge; displays a tough over the pads slashing style capable of gaining inside yardage. His foot quickness and short burst allow him to break out of the pack, resulting in big gainers. Although Overstreet may need some time and perhaps a red shirt year to polish his skills, once accomplished, we see good upside as his career unfolds. He is phsyically gifted and more than capable of moving to safety or wide receiver if he does not pan out as a QB."
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Bruce7 on 11/20/2012 at 1:30 AM
When he was old enough for the varsity team at his small high school in deep East Texas, Jalen Overstreet accepted what seemed like a summons to his fate.
In this highlight video, Overstreet can scoot. Has quick feet, big and powerful, passes accurately. It seems he "shoulders" his throws--flat.
Senior highlights of 2012 prospect, Jalen Overstreet -- Dual QB from Tatum (TX) HS.
I think Overstreet has all the tools/talent to be a quality safety or OLB long term - should he move to another position eventually.
This post was edited by Gerry Hamilton on 11/20/2012 at 8:03 AM
Over the long haul, I'd take a very good Play Action w/ some wheels QB over a 'dual-threat.' He will play more games. Sooner or later a dual-threat QB will get hammered.
shocked about Boyette. Really thought he'd be a player.
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