Also Considered: Missouri, Kansas, Oregon, Wake Forest, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa State, Colorado State
Scouts, Inc. Evaluation
Gabbert unfortunately was not blessed with his older brothers’ height or arm strength, but he is a scrappy signal-caller and good athlete that is most effective when in the shotgun spread. As far as measurables go, he is on the shorter side and reminds us a lot of last years Blaine Dalton, also from the state of Missouri. Gabbert shows very quick feet, sets up and works through progressions quickly. Plays with confidence in the scheme and has a slight swagger about him. Shows a smooth, compact delivery that is over-the-top and vital given his lack of size. Release is quick and he shows good zip on all underneath routes. Has a pistol for an arm and at times will really stick the ball into tight spots when he can see and feet are set. Throws very well on the move and is a good enough athlete to elude the rush and make plays on the run. Has a nice feel for the rush and when to escape and improvise. Overall accuracy is consistent and he shows nice touch, timing and anticipation when his feet are set and he can see the field. This is going to be the issue for Gabbert– seeing the field. He is vastly undersized and lacks a great downfield arm. Needs to be in the shotgun to help aid his field vision. Size could lead to durability issues if he takes a lot of shots in the pocket. Moving the launch point has helped Gabbert see better and give this offense more options. Level of competition is a concern. Overall, Gabbert is a tough, feisty QB, but will have some limitations due to size. He is productive and makes things happen.