Game stats: 19 of 32 for 170 yards, one touchdown, one interception. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. He looked to have been given free rein of the offense pre-snap, changing plays before the snap while at JMU. It looks like former Pitt and Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci has secured an NFL job. And that’s the important thing. Ben DiNucci is the modern mold of an NFL QB. Should it be concerning that Pitt’s biggest win of the season came with DiNucci on the bench? Fortunately, DiNucci already displays good ability to recognize where pressure is coming from and knows how to elude defenders en route to a big gain or a completion. A seventh-round pick in 2020 out of FCS James Madison, DiNucci has the arm strength and mobility to someday be an NFL-caliber quarterback, but he'll need a lot of development time to get there. DiNucci, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, had been battling with Clayton Thorson for the No. DiNucci can run to escape the rush and he has the arm strength to make all the throws.
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In all the videos from the previous page, pay attention to DiNucci’s eyes. Passes often lack zip and take an extra half-second or so to reach the receiver, which can affect yards after the catch. These all-star games have a solid idea of the guys they want before the season. I've seen everything about Ben change. Dallas Mavericks: 2020 a huge opportunity for Luka Doncic to recruit, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: Top-5 position battles to watch in 2020, Dallas Cowboys: Lessons From the 2020 NFL Draft, NFL Draft: Big Green Notebook Loves K’Lavon, Dallas Cowboys Draft: Redemption for McClay - Indictment for Garrett, Meet the Dallas Cowboys Undrafted Free Agents of 2020, Top 25 Super Bowl Performances of All Time, Each NHL Team's Most Likely Future Hall of Famer, 30 Greatest Teams in Premier League History, 28 most memorable buzzer beaters in March Madness history. Skillset allows for more diverse packages, like zone-reads and run-pass options (RPOs). In an exclusive talk with his former JMU compatriot Ron'Dell Carter -- who has since been poached from the Cowboys practice squad by the Indianapolis Colts -- the talented defensive end who saw DiNucci's growth and talent firsthand the last two seasons warns everyone to not sleep on the former AFCA First-Team All-American and CAA Offensive Player of the Year (both in 2019). ), Why Kyler Murray Is Better Than He Looks This Preseason… and Why Josh Allen Might Be Worse, How I Correctly Picked Villanova to Win the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, The Dynasty Killer: The mystery of Kawhi Leonard and his unique legacy in the NBA, Five Books to Help You Enjoy Baseball This Summer, Even If Your Team Already Sucks, Pick the Perfect March Madness Second Chance Bracket, The Three Point Revolution: The Game-Winning Strategy, The Joe Browns collections of sport memorabilia, Career stats: 91 of 167 for 1107 yards, six touchdowns, seven interceptions, 6.6 yards per attempt. And his arm strength and accuracy are a shell of what they were earlier in his career. I would compare him to Tyler Palko.
Passer rating of 114.0, adjusted QBR of 65.2. With Dalton leaving the Cowboys' Week 7 contest against the Washington Football Team after suffering an illegal blow to the head, DiNucci entered the game and completed the first pass of his NFL career, but also got sacked to end his first drive. Even with DB hands trying to deflect the ball in the air, DiNucci displays an uncanny ability to put the ball exactly where he wants. While DiNucci’s body type is a bit leaner than one would expect, his arm strength, arm talent, foot speed, and elusiveness are good, if not very good, and highlight why the Cowboys felt the need to use their final pick on the signal-caller. Even more encouraging, DiNucci showed good arm strength by launching the ball 55 yards in the air and hung in the pocket before receiving a huge hit.
He’ll need to cut down on these types of throws to become a capable starter. Likes to drop back deep in the pocket, both under center and in shotgun. It’s no secret that quarterback play will determine how far the Dukes can go in the postseason. For now, he'll hold a clipboard or work with the practice squad in … Will DiNucci be more than a game manager at the FCS level? He’ll need to improve his touch to make some throws, and could work on leading receivers and escaping pressure.
Has a long windup and throwing motion and doesn’t drive the ball with his legs. A seventh-round pick in 2020 out of FCS James Madison, DiNucci has the arm strength and mobility to someday be an NFL-caliber quarterback, but he'll need a lot of development time to get there. In his 2018 season, he threw for under 2,300 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Decision-making under pressure could be improved.
However, just because a quarterback displays mobility doesn’t mean it translates into pocket maneuverability.
His first pass was a bit high on a hitch route, but the receiver made the catch. Has good arm talent and shows touch, especially on back-shoulder throws. You will notice that unless he’s forced to move out of the pocket his eyes are always aligned with one side of the field. For now, he'll hold a clipboard or work with the practice squad in Dallas while Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton handle gameday snaps.
DiNucci is a long individual and looks like someone who would struggle to move. He doesn’t have a howitzer of an arm, but he has an easy-flowing three-quarters release reminiscent of a shortstop slinging a ball over to first base. Game stats: 10 of 18 for 134 yards, one touchdown, one interception. Energized the team with a screen pass that went for 74 yards and led to a touchdown. A good athlete with nimble feet. Despite being a big time prospect, he showed competitiveness by competing in the senior bowl and NFL combine.
When the Cowboys drafted James Madison product and University of Pittsburgh transfer Ben DiNucci’s, I was out of cell service in my own home with no WiFi, helping my wife hang a ceiling light in our living room. The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. NFL Analytics and Stats. Ben DiNucci profile page, biographical information, injury history and news Playing at the FCS level doesn’t usually warrant draft buzz and after transferring from Pittsburgh, his odds were even smaller. He’d go on to improve his yards-per-attempt average by 1.7 yards from his junior to senior season while throwing 29 touchdowns to only six interceptions and adding another seven touchdowns on the ground (he had nine in 2018.). Passer rating of 125.8, adjusted QBR of 52.8. With good protection and time to throw, DiNucci plays his best game of the season. Accuracy: ESPN+ Subscribers Only . However, just looking at DiNucci’s numbers doesn’t do justice to his ball placement. DiNucci wears a long sleeve on his right arm with white high socks. How do Ben DiNucci's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?