E.J. Perry Scouting Report

"Put on a clinic during Shrine week practices showcasing his arm talent and has above average foot quickness and running ability. The rub is that he's small with an average arm."

 

Strengths:

Arm talent clinician with quick twitch running ability. Solid mechanics and footwork. Manages the pocket and finds space to throw. Progression reader with a quick release.


Anticipates and throws open targets. Elusive scrambler that's a competent running threat and shows toughness. Flashes ability to throw well on the run and improvise. Ivy League offensive player of the year.


Perry's first meaningful game action came in 2018 vs #1 Clemson when starter Anthony Brown left with an injury. As a HS RPO QB, he showed good running ability and just flashes of the arm talent that he employed later at Brown.

 

Weaknesses:

Just adequate arm strength and could struggle hitting specific windows. Risk taking decision maker and an occasional hospital ball thrower. Small hands and ball security needs to improve. Streaky accuracy.

 

Overall:

Small school Perry put on a clinic during Shrine week practices and carried it into the game. Physically underwhelming but he's got solid pocket quickness, competent running ability and good arm talent.


The rub is that his arm is average and he's been a streaky passer regarding accuracy and decision making. Playing on a struggling Brown team he took more chances then he ought to and was often careless with the ball, but it's also helped his improvisational ability and mental perseverance.



NFL Comp: faster Brian Hoyer