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One of the top FCS quarterbacks in the country carries a strong football genetics background. His father, Joe, was a quarterback at Navy in the 1980's, and his older brother, Trey, played center at Bucknell. Lauletta's grandfather played football at Delaware, and his uncle played for Navy. He was a two-time All-Southeastern pick in high school but did not end up at a major program. Lauletta played in four games as a reserve for the Spiders in 2013 and then redshirted the following year. The next two seasons he was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2015 (61.6 completion pct., 3,598 yards, 19 TD, 15 INT; seven rushing TD) and 2016 (63.0 completion pct., 3,022 yards, 24 TD, eight INT), starting all 25 games in those seasons. Richmond had a marginal 6-5 campaign in 2017, but Lauletta showed accuracy and mobility that intrigued scouts (64.9 completion pct., 3,737 yards, 28 TD, 12 INT).


















Analysis







By Lance Zierlein

NFL Analyst



Draft Projection

Round 3






Overview

Lauletta has decent accuracy and mechanics to work with, but his lack of NFL arm strength will limit the number of teams who are willing to consider him. Lauletta's interceptions come due to arm issues rather than decision-making and that may not be correctable in the pros due to the increase in play speed that he will see in NFL secondaries.




Strengths

  • Heralded by scouts as team leader and elected team captain twice
  • Production saw major spike over the last two seasons
  • Uses eyes to move linebackers out of his passing lanes on slants and curls
  • Won't automatically dump throws down to backs
  • Willing to let route combinations progress while climbing and sliding away from heat
  • Has experience from shotgun, pistol and under center
  • Footwork is smooth in play-action and setup
  • Comfortable throwing on the move
  • Gets it out early on timing throws
  • Spins a tight spiral
  • Able to throw accurately to intermediate targets on the move




Weaknesses

  • Arm strength is a substantial concern
  • Uses excessive trajectory to get additional distance on deep throws
  • Pop fly throws allow safeties time to park under the long ball and make plays
  • Can't make all the NFL throws
  • Ball doesn't come off hand with much velocity
  • Will ignore safety movement and throw into double teams at times
  • Perception of pressure can affect him
  • Will drop eyes and start looking for an exit strategy
  • Feet start dancing nervously when his internal clock goes off
  • May not have the mobility to be effective scrambler on next level







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After passing on QBs on the first two days of the draft, the Giants take one who could eventually compete for the starting job once Eli hangs them up. Lauletta is the highly efficient, accurate passer that Pat Shurmer values. He's a more talented passer then Davis Webb should it should make for an interesting backup QB competition in camp. --Mark Dulgerian

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didn't see that pick coming , but if he was rated by many as a 2nd rounder it is great value and Shurmur can work his QB grooming magic on him while he competes with Webb

 

That's the thing, they couldn't roll into the season just with Webb so Shurmur finds a guy who sounds like a Keenum type, who he can win with.

 

Shurmur and Shula are both "QB gurus" as people say, let these two guys fight it out and see who wins.

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That's the thing, they couldn't roll into the season just with Webb so Shurmur finds a guy who sounds like a Keenum type, who he can win with.

 

Shurmur and Shula are both "QB gurus" as people say, let these two guys fight it out and see who wins.

 

agreed . therefore an intriguing pick and good value , not a wasted pick IMO

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I call bullshit. No such thing as 2nd round rated player in the 4th....

 

Browns got a first round WR in the third, guy fell because of disciplinary reasons.

 

Take a look, people had Lauletta being mocked in the second to the Pats since Billy supposedly loved the kid.

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Was surprised by the pick, but my feeling is indifference. 4th rounders and below have such a low success rate anyway. He sounds decent, despite low arm strength. Maybe Chad Pennington, but a healthy version?

 

Remains to be seen about the health but you can forget about everything past 20 yards. Josh Sweat was still available though, meh.

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Remains to be seen about the health but you can forget about everything past 20 yards. Josh Sweat was still available though, meh.

In met life too. Oh well the ability to go deep isnt as important as it once was, maybe it wont matter

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#4 rated QB on many teams draft boards above Jackson and Rudolph.

 

Kyle Lauletta was our QB4 coming into this draft, above Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen.

He’s got a lot of similarities, on field and mentally, to Jimmy Garoppolo.

Great opportunity with the #Giants now. And his chip on his shoulder has only grown. You got a good one, NY.

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I get the intrigue but the lack of arm strength is a deal killer in my book. Here's one scouting report I saw.....

 

Strengths

Heralded by scouts as team leader and elected team captain twice
Production saw major spike over the last two seasons
Uses eyes to move linebackers out of his passing lanes on slants and curls
Won't automatically dump throws down to backs
Willing to let route combinations progress while climbing and sliding away from heat
Has experience from shotgun, pistol and under center
Footwork is smooth in play-action and setup
Comfortable throwing on the move
Gets it out early on timing throws
Spins a tight spiral
Able to throw accurately to intermediate targets on the move

Weaknesses

Arm strength is a substantial concern
Uses excessive trajectory to get additional distance on deep throws
Pop fly throws allow safeties time to park under the long ball and make plays
Can't make all the NFL throws
Ball doesn't come off hand with much velocity

Will ignore safety movement and throw into double teams at times
Perception of pressure can affect him
Will drop eyes and start looking for an exit strategy
Feet start dancing nervously when his internal clock goes off
May not have the mobility to be effective scrambler on next level

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Webb will probably still get first crack at it. Lauletta is insurance for Webb.

 

I agree. There is nothing wrong with competition and if Webb is the best guy to backup Manning and maybe even the future of the franchise, beating out Lauletta should be easy. Webb shouldn't get the backup job by default.

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Not for nothing but Lauletta getting Garapolo comparisons is encouraging. Intangibles and leadership is necessary in the NFL. Ask any Charger how far you can get with a hot headed QB who throws tantrums on the field.

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