Peyton Ramsey NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Peyton Ramsey NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Mitchell Wolfe February 12, 2021 0 Comment
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Peyton Ramsey is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Peyton Ramsey is a quarterback from Northwestern and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Ramsey transferred to Northwestern this year, won the starting quarterback job, started every game, and led Northwestern to the Big Ten Championship.

Ramsey led Northwestern to a 7-2 record in 2020. He completed 172 of his 282 passes (61.1% completion percentage). He threw for 1733 yards with 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Ramsey recorded a passer rating of 121 and according to Pro Football Focus, he ranked 59th among quarterbacks with an Overall grade of 78.5 (78.6 Passing, 62.5 Rushing).

Ramsey played for his father at Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many of his career and single-game passing records stand to this day. He earned a three-star recruiting ranking from most services and received offers from MAC and lesser Big Ten and ACC schools. Ramsey initially wanted to attend Northwestern but did not receive an offer and instead chose Indiana.

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After redshirting his first year at Indiana, Ramsey broke into the lineup the next year in 2017, playing in eight games and starting four. He started every game the next year, ranking in the top-five in the Big Ten in most passing categories. But he lost the full-time starting job in 2019, despite being elected a team captain prior to the season. After the 2019 season, Ramsey entered the transfer portal and eventually ended up at his original preferred destination.

In the NFL, Ramsey projects as a backup quarterback and possible spot starter that can be effective in short stints. He lacks the size and arm talent to deliver the ball deep down the field and into tight windows. But he’s a very smart player with great intangibles that can throw an accurate ball in short to intermediate areas of the field. Ramsey is also a solid athlete that can create plays off schedule and pick up a few yards scrambling.

Scouting Capsule

Peyton Ramsey NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

At the College Gridiron Showcase, Peyton Ramsey measured with a height of 6017 and a weight of 215 lbs. with 9″ hands and 31″ arms. At Northwestern, he was listed at 6’2″ and 220 pounds.

Highlights

College Gridiron Showcase Highlight Videos Courtesy of Bengals Brawl Host Josh Cavalcante.

Positives

  • Quick active feet with quick release to get ball out fast
  • Good accuracy in short and intermediate areas of the field, throwing a very catchable ball
  • Good mental processing, very smart player that can operate an offense and make good decisions post-snap
  • Solid athleticism and ability to extend plays, pick up some yards on scramble
  • Very good competitive toughness: captain on two teams, willing to take hits and play hurt

Weaknesses

  • Only has adequate arm strength, struggling to throw the ball deep accurately or into tight windows
  • Does not have the overwhelming athleticism to consistently win outside the pocket and outside of structure

NFL Comparison

Brandon Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars 2016, Los Angeles Rams 2017-18, Denver Broncos 2019, Cincinnati Bengals 2020-Present)

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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