Devin Leary Rookie Profile King Fantasy Sports

Devin Leary - QB - Kentucky

Leary has some good traits, but has some things that he needs to work on too. Should be able to run an NFL offense if needed, as he has shown an ability to run a pro-style offense in college. Likely to be a solid backup QB in the NFL, with some spot starts to cover for injury.

Measurables

Height: 6′ 1″

Weight: 215 lbs

Age: 24

40-yard dash: DNP

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP

Bench Press: DNP

*age is at the start of player’s rookie year

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
2019North Carolina StateACCFRQB810121048.112195.85.585104.7
*2020North Carolina StateACCSOQB46611060.08908.18.782148.3
2021North Carolina StateACCSOQB1228343165.734338.09.1355157.0
*2022North Carolina StateACCJR611819361.112656.66.8114130.9
*2023KentuckySECSRQB1320937156.327467.47.32512134.3
CareerOverall777131559.195537.37.68728137.7
North Carolina State56894460.268077.27.86216139.0
Kentucky20937156.327467.47.32512134.3
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/2/2024.

Notable Headlines

Leary was a double sport athlete in high school, in baseball and football. He ultimately decided that he would pursue football, and was a 4-star recruit out of high school before opting to play for North Carolina State. As a freshman, he played in 8 games, throwing for 1,217 yards with 8 TDs and 5 INTs. Struggled in 2020, playing in just four games, finishing with 890 yards for 8 TDs and 2 INTs. 2021 was his best college season, playing in 12 games with 3,433 yards for 35 TDs and 5 INTs. This wasn’t enough to keep his job in 2022 though, as he struggled with injury and consistency. 

Transferred to Kentucky to finish his college career, with a decent season throwing for 2,746 yards for 25 TDs and 12 INTs.

Scouting Report

Positives

If he is given a good pocket, and gets comfortable, he can put the ball all over the field and has good pocket awareness. He has good accuracy on short and intermediate passes, and places he ball nicely on quick slants. Leary is able to progress through reads, and is able to extend plays with his legs and can throw on the run decently too.

Negatives

His size is a concern, as he isn’t built in a way that would give confidence over his ability to take multiple hits in the NFL. He doesn’t have top end arm talent, and can struggle to complete deep passes. He is fine throwing on the run, but he struggles to finish plays on the ground without good speed.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 7

Ideal Landing Spot

Needs somewhere where he can stand in the pocket and have time to find a receiver. Most likely needs an effective ground game, so that he can keep defenders honest with a good play-action offense. The Falcons or Broncos on how they played would be good spots, but he is most likely challenging for the backup spot regardless.

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