Strength: Ball Placement
Regardless of how you feel about Luke Falk, there’s no denying the film that shows he can put the ball on the money. Some can put that on the system, but it still takes a quality player to be able to make the necessary throws to execute the offense.
If a general manager is looking for a high-level backup to potentially groom into a legitimate starter, then this is a strength that could help Falk become exactly that.
The former Washington State Cougars star throws a gorgeous spiral that’s easy for his receivers to catch. That’s an underrated ability that not all quarterbacks master this early in their career, as well as a reason to believe Falk can at least be a Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown level player.
Falk can put the ball in motion and give his receivers a chance to make a play on the ball without having to adjust for the awkwardness of the spiral.
Along those same lines, Falk is one of the most accurate passers in the 2018 NFL Draft. Whether it’s a short, intermediate, or deep throw, he knows how to put the ball in a place where only his receiver can make a play on it.
Coupled with flashes of the ability to throw his receivers open, Falk has the tools to become a starting-caliber quarterback early in his NFL career.