Ryan Finley, North Carolina State
North Carolina State’s quarterback Ryan Finley is a fascinating study. He is an accurate pocket passer that at times is more mobile than some might think. However, Finley is a better thrower inside the pocket than outside.
One of the drawbacks to Finley is he tends to trust his arm a little too much.
The accuracy of Finley is a plus, but also ironically a big concern. Gunslingers aren’t the only type of quarterback that can fit the ball into a tight window. Some guys (like Finley) get it done with timing rather than a rocket for an arm. When he puts the ball right on the money, it is a beautiful sight to see.
This makes him either a future NFL backup or a spot starter. His accuracy is very impressive and a translatable trait to the next level. It takes one team as we outlined before, but he needs work to get to where he needs to be.
One of his strongest suits is touch. Finley is also a rhythmic passer. When he is in rhythm and finds the appropriate read it’s a sight to behold. He can become a solid quarterback with appropriate coaching, but he has to be more consistent.
Once that consistency is there, he can be a quarterback for a long time.