Justin Fields - QB - Ohio State
Welcome to the rookie profile for Justin Fields. Fields looked ready for the NFL the moment he stepped out with Ohio. A true dual-threat threat QB with great accuracy when throwing the ball. Truly has all of the traits that are needed to be a fantasy relevant QB from the moment he steps onto the field.
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 227 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.51s
3-cone drill: DNP
20-yard shuttle: DNP
Vertical Jump: DNP
Broad Jump: DNP
Bench Press: DNP
Fields transferred to Ohio State after struggling to get on the field in Georgia. But turned things around once he got to Ohio State. Fields ultimately put together an impressive college career in the two seasons he played, with 5,373 yards, 63 TDs and 9 INTs. That’s not considering the work that he did on the ground too where he ran for 867 yards and 15 TDs.
Fields is extremely accurate, able to drop passes exactly where he wants them on the field. That accuracy also enables him to be able to throw the ball ahead of his receiver, meaning they don’t need to break stride in order to make a play. Makes good decisions with the ball, which limits the interceptions that he has thrown.
Gets through progressions, confident to stand in the pocket with good footwork- but equally happy to use his legs and get out of the pocket. When he does leave the pocket, he has great speed which allows him to escape rushes and get downfield.
Fields can sometimes struggle to put zip on his passes, and will look to a shorter pass or checkdown instead. Can make poor decisions if he is faced with heavy pressure, looking for a gap that isn’t there or an option deep, rather than making a mid-range pass.
Post Draft Analysis
Round 1. Pick 11 Chicago Bears
The Bears traded up in the first round to select Fields. It’s a great landing spot for him. The team has great offensive weapons in Allen Robinson and David Montgomery the most effective. However, he might not see the field day one and instead sit behind veteran Andy Dalton. However, once he is on the field, with his rushing and passing abilities, he will be a great fantasy option.
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