Gerry Bohanon NFL Draft Overview
Weight: 227 pounds
School: South Florida
2023 NFL Draft: Gerry Bohanon Scouting Report
Bohanon spent the first four of his five college seasons with the Baylor Bears. His first three seasons were spent mainly as a backup. In his first season in 2018, Bohanon appeared in two games while throwing (and not completing), one pass. During his second season in Waco, Bohanon played in nine games, going 17/36 for 187 yards while tossing two touchdowns, and not throwing an interception.
In 2020 (which was shortened due to the Covid-19 pandemic), Bohanon appeared in two games, throwing (and this time, completing), one pass. During his first season as a starter in 2021, Bohanon played in all twelve games for the Bears. Bohanon was 173/275 for 2,200 yards, throwing 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. After the season, Bohanon transferred to the University of South Florida. In his lone season in Tampa, Bohanon started the first seven games before succumbing to a shoulder injury, which ended his season and college career. In those seven games, Bohanon was 91/160, for 1,070 yards, while having matching touchdown and interception numbers, with six apiece.
- NFL-caliber arm strength;
- Naturally athletic;
- Built like a linebacker;
- Has the size and beyond a better build of a prototypical NFL quarterback;
- Sells the ball fake effectively in RPO.
- Biomechanics are of concern;
- Consistently, does not set feet;
- Stride in throwing motion is erratic, leading to accuracy issues ;
- Inflated statistics due to many screen passes;
- Shoulder injury ended his college career.
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Bottom Line on Gerry Bohanon
Gerry Bohanon has a lot of potential – there is no question about that. Bohanon showed what he can do on the field in his final season at Baylor. What is intriguing about Bohanon is, with an extremely small sample size (the aforementioned final season with Baylor), and being considered a junior in the eyes of the NCAA, why Bohanon would not use the one, or (potentially) two years of eligibility he would have left, instead of entering the 2023 NFL Draft?
His career ended with a shoulder injury in a season where he threw as many touchdown passes as he did interceptions (six), for a team that finished the year 1-11 (with the one win coming over Howard University, a game in which Bohanon played), and zero and eight in their conference (American Athletic Conference [AAC]). It begs the question, why Bohanon would not come back, and not only try to show teams that he is better than his six-touchdown, six-interception season, but also to show that his shoulder is fine?
Regardless, based on his athleticism alone, a team who needs depth at quarterback will give Bohanon an opportunity. That opportunity will likely come as an undrafted free agent and not as a draft pick. It should be noted that while one of his weaknesses is poor biomechanics, the belief is that, that is an easily fixable issue. What will remain to be seen is, if his ability to throw the ball, as he once did, has been affected, as a result of the shoulder injury that ended his college career.
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