QB Charlie Brewer, Baylor
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Austin, TX (Lake Travis)
247 RATING: .8506
POSITION RANK: 12
Passing: 7,742 yards (64.1%), 21 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Rushing: 885 yards (2.6 ypc), 18 touchdowns
Passing: 3,161 yards (64.5%), 21 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Rushing: 344 yards (2.3 ypc), 11 touchdowns
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Charlie Brewer Breakdown
– Zip on short to intermediate throws
– Ball placement
– Deep arm strength
– Pocket awareness
Charlie Brewer wasn’t a household name coming into the 2019 season, but that changed quickly. His best season of his career helped lead the Baylor Bears to a Sugar Bowl appearance and an 11-3 finish. His improvements as a passer were his biggest strength, but health scares remain a big concern for his career.
When he’s healthy, Charlie Brewer can pick apart a defense like the best of them, but that only happens if he’s on the field. There were a number of instances this year alone where we saw him lying on the ground after a big hit, or looking like he wasn’t exactly sure where he was at the time. He suffered a number of concussions last year, and that could have a big effect on his career after college.
There’s a lot to like about Brewer’s game. He’s a great passer with great ball placement on short to medium throws. His calmness in the pocket allows plays to develop and for him to make an easy read. Deep passes aren’t his strong suit, but he’s more than capable of completing those types of throws. While he’s willing to stick in the pocket, he’ll need to become more aware of where pressure is coming from and when he needs to escape. His abilities after escaping the pocket improved the last two years, so he shouldn’t shy away from utilizing them.
After a relatively quiet freshman season running the football, Brewer improved his running production. The past two seasons he ran for 719 yards and 18 touchdowns. He’s not the fastest player on the field, but he’s still a threat running the football. His health concerns should force him to slide earlier than normal, but he’s not afraid to take contact to pick up a few extra yards. Overall, he’s a solid player who’s more than capable of controlling a game. He just needs to stay healthy, for his playing career, and the one off of it.