Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Harrison Bailey

Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Harrison Bailey

Roman Marciante
Harrison Bailey is the next young quarterback phenom from the Georgia Area. When Cam Newton specifically asks to meet you at one of his events, you must be doing something right. InSight will now fix its sights to 2020 where Marietta Georgia's Bailey towers above the competition. At 6'5" 228 pounds, Bailey is the focus on this segments breakdown.

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Footwork/Rhythm is remarkably reigned in and great for a sophomore. (And beyond) He has good command of his front foot and does not typically over stride which is typically the case for taller, younger gunslingers. Bailey also has good reset and gather game and will "kick dirt" to accomplish this. He remains balanced and tall after the throw. Bailey does seem to dip at times from the gun anticipating a low snap unnecessarily but that is a nit-pick. Bailey has good rhythm for the game and he throws a nice on time ball over and over again. (Seems to be the biggest difference I note on film from Florida quarterbacks and well coached Georgia quarterbacks)

Accuracy is very good. Bailey places the ball in ideal catch radius and often times where only his receiver can catch them. Receivers have tons of run after the catch potential. Deep ball placement isn't typically leaving his receivers short. Arm Strength is damn good. Bailey has a lot of rotational force on the ball that often times is equivocated to someone having large hands. (Bailey has over an 11 inch hand span-Carson Wentz by comparison measured 10) Two of the more impressive arm strength throws is an off balanced rolling left (harder for right handed throwers) 50 yard strike and a vertical he threads in between the cover two corner and safety. There is not a throw on the field that Bailey can not make.

Arm Mechanics I love. Watched personal workout film working with his quarterback coach and he is an "up and out" thrower. No wasted movement. No hitch. The ball is gathered and is brought to an ideal arm slot and delivered. The alternative "down up" thrower is someone who relies on a first downward accentuated movement before getting the ball to the ideal arm slot. (Rosier)

Mobility is by no earthly means jaw dropping. Out of the last three quarterbacks taken by Miami, Perry, Weldon, Williams, Bailey would be the slowest member of the group. Would not be a huge factor in the zone read game under the quarterback keep capacity. Bailey can factor a bit on roll-outs and shows good processing of coverages on the move. On the flip side, he is very tough kid and will take shots in the pocket.

Roman Rank The young man is deserved of the early hype. Certain things he does immediately jump out on film. In one instance, he opens up square after receiving the snap and with a subtle "nudge" he turns a dropping linebacker away from the play. He then proceeds to throw with anticipation and delivers a 25 yard laser beam for a touchdown. That little "nudge" was the difference between a pick six and a scoring six.

I recount another instance where Bailey pre-reads a boundary slant correctly. However on his gather, the route was being jumped by a LOS defender dropping into the slant zone. Instead of mindlessly forcing the ball, he quickly looks left, then scans back to his original receiver and completes the pass in the second window. This kid shows that he can already process information quickly and apply it on the field where it matters most.

Bailey's development will be very well documented as he is amassing offer after offer. Bailey verbally said that his dream school was the University of Florida and it is in that parallel he reminds me mobility wise of Felipe Franks. They both also have big arms and are prototypical framed entities. But ending on a positive note, Bailey can actually read the field. Roman Rank 4 stars
 

Comments (7)

Up to 228 now?

He's already got the size for college.

Just a matter of time before he commits.
 
Up to 228 now?

He's already got the size for college.

Just a matter of time before he commits.

He definitely is a big kid. Has rather good command of his frame. I grew about 6 inches in two years and became a dilapidated donkey on ice skates.
 
Is he a realistic get for us? Jon Richt tends to lock onto his lone target & stay with him. Have to think its his cousin or bust for 2020.. Right?
 
Is he a realistic get for us? Jon Richt tends to lock onto his lone target & stay with him. Have to think its his cousin or bust for 2020.. Right?

Would say that is the case. More traction with Max Johnson at the moment. (Plus Thanksgiving dinners would get very awkward if it wasn't)
 
He throws better corner fades in games than our QBs do with no pressure...
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
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180
Miami, FL
RB
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225
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TE
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210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

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