QB Phil Jurkovec
High School: Pine-Richland
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Phil Steele: PS#4
Summer Scouting Notes: QB Phil Jurkovec, Boston College
Arm strength is suitable, but not great… Shows the ability to throw with touch. Throws a good, catchable ball… Release is tight but restrained. Not the quickest of releases. Box accurate quarterback. Inconsistent overall with his accuracy, especially on out-concepts. Has a tendency to throw off of his back foot, which limits his arm. When he steps into his throws, he’s solid… Tends to underthrow receivers relatively often, especially on deeper throws. Flashes the ability to cash in on big throws. Flashes the ability to throw good out-breaking routes, but is wildly inconsistent… Positions well in the pocket generally. Doesn’t maneuver through the pocket like you would hope to see. Flashes the ability to work up in the pocket, but is oftentimes afraid of stepping up and bails out with some pressure and space to work up within… Footwork isn’t particularly ideal. Doesn’t step into the throw often with a quick drop, preferring to throw off of his back foot. Feet aren’t particularly quick. Very heavy-footed for the most part… Has decent mobility outside of the pocket, won’t outrun many defenders but can keep plays alive. Will try to extend the play sometimes the wrong way. Needs to learn to throw the ball away… Limited downfield run ability. He can burn defenses with space, but not a particularly adept runner… Offers some improvability ability. Not the greatest at extending the play. Doesn’t see the field as well as you would like. Tries to force throws oftentimes. Will sometimes stare down receivers, a bad habit that he needs to work through… Pre-snap reads are usually good… Suffered a separated shoulder in his seventh start, but played through three games with the issue.