Spencer Rattler - QB - South Carolina

Rattler was an effective passer during his time in Oklahoma, but had plenty of struggles as well as effective performances. After transferring to South Carolina, he was more consistent, but didn’t get up to the highs he had in Oklahoma. Rattler could be a great backup QB selection for a team in the draft.

Measurables

Height: 6′ 0″

Weight: 211 lbs

Age: 23

40-yard dash: 4.95s

3-cone drill: 7.21s

20-yard shuttle: 4.37s

Vertical Jump: 32″

Broad Jump: 9′

Bench Press: DNP

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

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
*2019OklahomaBig 12FRQB371163.6817.49.210155.5
*2020OklahomaBig 12FRQB1121431767.530319.610.3287172.6
*2021OklahomaBig 12SOQB914018774.914837.97.9115155.5
*2022South CarolinaSECJR1326439966.230267.67.11812138.7
2023South CarolinaSECSRQB1227539968.931868.08.0198147.7
CareerOverall900131368.5108078.28.37732152.2
Oklahoma36151570.145958.99.44012166.0
South Carolina53979867.562127.87.63720143.2
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/28/2024.

Notable Headlines

Rattler was a highly sought after QB after a successful high-school football career and heavy involvement in a Netflix series. Ultimately he signed with Oklahoma to start his college career. 

His 2019 season was very limited, with just 3 games played with limited production. 2020 he had his best season in college, with 3,031 yards for 28 TDs and 7 INTs in 11 games. This season continued his hype as a top QB prospect. However, in 2021 he struggled after a good start to the season. After being benched, he opted to transfer to South Carolina.

In South Carolina, he was given the starting role in his 2022 and 2023 seasons. While he managed to put up decent numbers, he didn’t manage to reach the heights of his 2020 season.

Scouting Report

Positives

Rattler has a mass of experience as a starter in college, and had to deal with setbacks too, which should set him up well in the NFL. He has great arm strength, able to make most throws on the field. Rattler is able to use that strength to make throws when he is on the run. He has good ball placement too, putting the ball in a place to enable plays to be made.

With the arm velocity he has, he generates great zip- which combined with his ball placement makes him great on short and intermediate throws. Rattler is fine stood in the pocket, or working out side of it. Has good speed on the ground too, and is happy to take yards that are given to him on the ground.

Negatives

Rattler doesn’t have the size to be a prototypical QB. He has also shown that under pressure, which can lead to struggles in the pocket to get set and make good decisions. His footwork can also suffer, which can lead to inaccuracy in throwing the ball. Rattler has also shown an inability to progress through his reads and just fix onto one target, which could be an issue in the NFL.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 3/ 4

Ideal Landing Spot

Rattler can be a great value in this draft. He has all of the experience and arm talent that a team could possibly want, and is able to work in an NFL-style offense. If he lands somewhere where he has a pathway to a starting role, he could end up being an effective starter for a cheaper draft pick. Could see him sitting behind Aaron Rodgers for the Jets, before taking the starting role.

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