There’s a lot to like about former Nevada quarterback Tyler Lantrip. He has terrific size at 6’4”, 238 pounds. He ran a 4.66 40-time at his pro day. And he worked hard this offseason to get his body into optimal shape, trimming his body fat by 2 percent and adding 16 pounds of muscle, according to NFL Draft Scout.
The primary concern, though, is game experience.
In his career at Nevada, the Roseville, CA, native attempted only 202 passes, completing 122 of them for a career completion percentage of just over 60 percent. His most extensive action came in 2011, in which he completed 110 passes out of 179 attempts for 1,553 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions for the Wolf Pack.
On film, Lantrip demonstrates poise in the pocket. He’s not afraid to wait that extra half-second to take a hit and make the pass. While he sometimes shows a tendency to short-arm throws, he has soft touch and drops balls into precise spots.
Athletically, Lantrip has decent mobility and above-average arm strength. His footwork is developing, yet he sometimes appears a little bit tight in the hips in his dropbacks and lateral movement.
At the next level, the developmental project needs to work on his progressions and reading more complex defenses. However, he has solid potential to improve with more extensive reps.
Lantrip has the size and tools to eventually help a team under center, but he’ll need to grab the interest of a squad that can afford to wait on his development.