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Saints grabbed UDFA Middle Tennessee QB Logan Kilgore. At 6’2”/213 lbs, Kilgore has the prototypical size to succeed at the next level.
The Rocklin California native earned his undergraduate in 3 years, then received his MBA with a 3.78 GPA. Named to conference USA’s All Academic team and a two time winner of the Terry Whiteside award for excellence in academics, football, strength training, community service, and campus activities. Kilgore finished out his senior season throwing for 2,507 yards and 16 TDs and 13 INTS. Kilgore has thrown for 5,078 yards and 32 TDs in the past 2 seasons. Kilgore is in the MTSU records books as 1st in TD passes, 1st in 200 yard games in a season, and 2nd in total yards. In 38 starts, Kilgore had a 61% completion percentage. Kilgore has gone through NFL prep courses, worked out at QB Country which is a specialized training facility for quarterbacks in Jackson MS, and worked at the Manning passing academy the past three seasons.
Scouting reports vary based on who you talk to. Little know fact- Kilgore’s previous college was Bakersfield and was listed at 6-3/200 with a 4.5/40. Threw for 2500 yards and 22 TDs to lead his team to a 10-2 record and was named Northern Conference MVP.
Accurate timing QB
Best suited in short to intermediate routes
Always knows where his receivers are and smooth through progressions without panicking.
Great touch on balls.
Sells fakes and throw catch-able balls.
Never makes receivers wait on the ball
Solid ability to throw when rolling from the pocket.
Best throws seem to come between 25-40 yards. Makes it look easy.
Said not to be strong in the pocket.
Sometimes struggles fitting ball into tight spots which causes interceptions.
Experience limited to small school competition.
Here Kilgore has a deep post route. Before stepping up into the pocket,
the pass rusher beats the Left tackle and is closing in.
With great anticipation, Kilgore uses his quick release to get rid of the ball,
throwing the receiver open before being hit by the defender.
Here, Kilgore feels the pressure and rolls out left. Notice while rolling out,
he keeps his eyes down field. Kilgore is not looking to pull the ball down and run,
he is still progressing his reads while on the move.
While on the move, Kilgore directs a receiver and makes a difficult throw while a pass rusher is closing in.Kilgore puts the ball in a great position for the receiver to make a play on the ball.This play highlights not only his ability to throw on the run but solid arm strength on intermediate routes. It also shows an ability to direct receivers and make decisions under pressure.
Again, His ability to roll from the pocket and direct receivers on the move is impressive.
Here he rolls to his right while directing a receiver open.
Again showing anticipation and timing while directing the receiver,
he’s able to make an accurate throw while on the run for a TD.
Kilgore looks the part, can make all the throws, and has alot of upside. Appears to be a solid developmental QB with great potential. When watching film, Kilgore looks to go through his progressions with ease. He throws receivers open and utilizes timing and touch on most of his throws. Does not wait on the receiver to get open which will likely help his transition to the NFL level of play. He is able to throw is decent accuracy when on the move on both left and right roll outs. Unlike alot of college QBs, Kilgore is polished at taking snaps from the shotgun and under center. Kilgore is also an experienced QB with 3 years as a starter showing consistency by passing over 2500 yards each year. Kilgore throws a nice tight spiral and appears to be able to make all the throws. His limitation appears to be lack of athleticism. Kilgore will look to secure a spot on the practice squad for now but don’t sleep on his potential.
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