2020 NFL Draft Profile: Anthony Gordon

Gordon put up huge numbers in his lone season as a starter

From a numbers standpoint, Anthony Gordon's 2019 production measures up with pretty much any of the other quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft. The problem for Gordon is that's pretty much the extent of his resume and he did this in an extremely pass-happy offense. The comparisons to another recent Washington State quarterback that broke into the league last season may not hurt but Gordon will still have plenty to prove to whichever team decides to take a chance on him.

 

Anthony Gordon Draft Profile

 

College: Washington State
Class: Sr.
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199

 

Strong Points

He has a lot of similarities to the man he replaced at Washington State, Gardner Minshew. Gordon is coming off an absurdly productive season in his only year as a starter, thriving in Mike Leach’s Air Raid as a rhythm and timing passer adept at pre-snap diagnostics. He’s a good athlete with a gunslinger mentality, and he has the ability to extend plays and make accurate throws on the run. He also can drop his arm slot and navigate throwing lanes. He shows good zip when testing tight windows at the short and intermediate levels.

 

Weak Points

Air Raid quarterbacks don’t carry the stigma they once did, but Gordon undoubtedly did benefit from an offense full of easy throws in the quick game. When working later into the down, he seems to let the pass rush bother him, and his field vision suffers. His play in a muddy pocket wasn’t good enough, and things only get more condensed at the next level.

 

Summary

A one-year starter who had some shaky moments last season, Gordon is more of a developmental prospect. But there are some traits worth molding, and he should be able to carve out a spot on an NFL roster.

 

Final Grade: 4th/5th round

 

Year G W L YDS YPA PCT TDS INT R-YDS TDS
2018 2 0 0 17 3.4 60.0 0 1 0 0
2019 13 6 7 5,579 8.1 71.6 48 16 -20 0
Career 15 6 7 5,596 8.1 71.5 48 17 -20 0

 

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