Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Taisun Phommachanh

Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Taisun Phommachanh

Roman Marciante
Taisun Phommachanh is an idealistically framed dual threat quarterback from Avon, Connecticut. The Old Farms School signal caller threw an impressive 24 touchdowns vs only one interception last year. Phommachanh amassed 633 yards rushing adding 17 more touchdowns with his feet. Miami has not offered Phommachanh but rival FSU has and I've been getting requests to look at his tape. My opinion, you still offer Phommachanh based on his ability and his improvement. Kid is good. The number one rated recruit in the state of Connecticut is the subject of our breakdown.

Taisun Phommachanh


Footwork/Rhythm: Phommachanh has good footwork and shows nice ability to work his way back up into the pocket. He also stays tall after the release and is in line on most throws. Noted a couple instances where he is unbalanced and falling away from his target. Need him to drive through on deep balls and not lock up the lower half or fall back away from his target. I like his rhythm. Ball is relatively out on time within the framework of his offense.

Accuracy/Arm Strength/Mechanics: 24 touchdowns vs one interception should be proof positive of his accuracy. Very good ball placement allowing his receivers several run after the catch opportunities. Fits the ball in very tight spaces on seem throws and has 100% confidence in his arm to do so. Phommachanh has a very live arm. I chart his vertical throws with little to no drop off. Throws within 20 yards of him are on ropes. Phommachanh is very capable in a vertical passing system and his offensive coordinator calls all 9 concepts pretty regularly.

Phommachanh has a quick release and is a short rotational C thrower. The relationship he has between quickness of release and power are in my opinion superb. He does not sacrifice power for the sake of being quick. Phommachanh would be classified overall as a very good arm talent.

Mobility: Love his ability to factor in QB power run concepts. Big frame and is not afraid to get his jersey dirty. Vertically once he gets going he is a formidable runner. Do not see the same lateral burst or top end speed as Michael Johnson Jr per say but Phommachanh still has good running ability. Phommachanh is good outside the pocket and eludes pressure while maintaining his eyes down field.

Roman Rank: I had the pleasure of watching Phommachanh at paradise camp last year and I instantly gravitated to his ability. He had an exceptionally live arm and I just noticed how much rotation he put on his ball. Ultimately I felt every quarterback that day was a little erratic but truth be told those camps are not really ideal for quarterbacks in terms of rhythmic relation. I understood the lack of offer at the time but fast forward a year and Phommachanh has improved.

Jarren Williams was similar in the fact that from junior to senior year you saw a big jump in ability. Any concerns I had with accuracy where resolved this year as Phommachanh finished his junior campaign as a 70% passer. Roman Rank 4 stars
 

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Taisun Phommachanh is a idealistically framed dual threat quarterback from Avon, Connecticut. The Old Farms School signal caller threw an impressive 24 touchdowns vs only one interception last year. Phommachanh amassed 633 yards rushing adding 17 more touchdowns with his feet. The number one rated recruit in the state of Connecticut is the subject of our breakdown.

Taisun Phommachanh

Footwork/Rhythm: Phommachanh has good footwork and shows nice ability to work his way back up into the pocket. He also stays tall after the release and is in line on most throws. Noted a couple instances where he is unbalanced and falling away from his target. Need him to drive through on deep balls and not lock up the lower half or fall back away from his target. I like his rhythm. Ball is relatively out on time within the framework of his offense.

Accuracy/Arm Strength/Mechanics: 24 touchdowns vs one interception should be proof positive of his accuracy. Very good ball placement allowing his receivers several run after the catch opportunities. Fits the ball in very tight spaces on seem throws and has 100% confidence in his arm to do so. Phommachanh has a very live arm. I chart his vertical throws with little to no drop off. Throws within 20 yards of him are on ropes. Phommachanh is very capable in a vertical passing system and his offensive coordinator calls all 9 concepts pretty regularly.

Phommachanh has a quick release and is a short rotational C thrower. The relationship he has between quickness of release and power are in my opinion superb. He does not sacrifice power for the sake of being quick. Phommachanh would be classified overall as a very good arm talent.

Mobility: Love his ability to factor in QB power run concepts. Big frame and is not afraid to get his jersey dirty. Vertically once he gets going he is a formidable runner. Do not see the same lateral burst or top end speed as Michael Johnson Jr per say but Phommachanh still has good running ability. Phommachanh is good outside the pocket and eludes pressure while maintaining his eyes down field.

Roman Rank: I had the pleasure of watching Phommachanh at paradise camp last year and I instantly gravitated to his ability. He had an exceptionally live arm and I just noticed how much rotation he put on his ball. Ultimately I felt every quarterback that day was a little erratic but truth be told those camps are not really ideal for quarterbacks in terms of rhythmic relation. I understood the lack of offer at the time but fast forward a year and Phommachanh has improved.

Jarren Williams was similar in the fact that from junior to senior year you saw a big jump in ability. Any concerns I had with accuracy where resolved this year as Phommachanh finished his junior campaign as a 70% passer. Roman Rank 4 stars. Miami has not offered Phommachanh but rival FSU has. My opinion, you still offer Phommachanh based on his ability and his improvement. Kid is good.
MJ Jr or Taisun who would you rather take and who do you think has a higher upside?
 
He reminds me of the DTR kid that signed with UCLA this cycle and played in the Under Armor game. He also reminds me of Jameis Winston in the way he fearlessly rifles passes into windows, has good footwork and vision to allow WRs time to separate.

Finally, I kept thinking of Steve Young while watching his hudl. Just his scrambling ability, deceptive quickness and willingness to create.
 
Kid plays against joke competition in CT. I still think he is worthy of an offer though can't help but be reminded for cam newton and dak Prescott when watching him. Richt failing to recruit Newton was one of his biggest L's at Georgia so let's see if he has learned his lesson and pulls the trigger. You get this kid and MJ JR in this years class that's an ELITE haul and let him battle it out with the others in the QB room and may the best man win.
 
IMO Taisun is the better QB, MJ is the better athlete. Both would make are QB room elite. But the fact we haven't even offered Taisun is ridiculous.
No, it’s not. If Richt Jr. knows Tai could possibly commit on the spot, and he’s not your #1 target you essentially reconfigure your QB Board with the offer. And is it any better than offering but not accepting a possible commitment? Then the offer isn’t really an offer in the first place.


If MJ Jr. is the #1 guy, which he clearly is, you don’t ruin all of the work you have put in by offering someone else and taking their commitment.
 
MJ Jr or Taisun who would you rather take and who do you think has a higher upside?

As far as upside MJJ to me has more. He is a much more dynamic run threat over Taisun. MJJ is looking to run first at times and his footwork can be inconsistent but those are correctable. Taisun has more pop on his arm and I think he would be better fit in a vertical passing system. I would be happy with both but push comes to shove and I have to take one? Give me MJJ simply because he has the ability to do things with his legs that we currently don't have on the roster IMO.
 
As far as upside MJJ to me has more. He is a much more dynamic run threat over Taisun. MJJ is looking to run first at times and his footwork can be inconsistent but those are correctable. Taisun has more pop on his arm and I think he would be better fit in a vertical passing system. I would be happy with both but push comes to shove and I have to take one? Give me MJJ simply because he has the ability to do things with his legs that we currently don't have on the roster IMO.

Similar question but how would you compare Taisun (or MJJ) to, say, N'Kosi Perry?
 
He reminds me of the DTR kid that signed with UCLA this cycle and played in the Under Armor game. He also reminds me of Jameis Winston in the way he fearlessly rifles passes into windows, has good footwork and vision to allow WRs time to separate.

Finally, I kept thinking of Steve Young while watching his hudl. Just his scrambling ability, deceptive quickness and willingness to create.

Loved DTR last cycle BTW. Thought he would be arguably the best system fit for Coach Richt if he would have signed. Watching that Bishop Gorman film you can see such similar concepts to what we run. RPO pro spread type formula. UCLA got a good one.
 
Similar question but how would you compare Taisun (or MJJ) to, say, N'Kosi Perry?

ARM: Perry has the strongest arm out of the three. Even in high school he was a 60+ charted thrower. Funny thing was Ghost I really saw such really good pop from Taisun within 20 yards with such straight line trajectory. These balls are moving. I walked away curious because I didn't chart one single plus 55 throw on about 7 various films from Taisun which I thought I would find.

ACCURACY: I can make the case for Taisun after his jr year although at paradise he was a little erratic.

MOBILITY: I think they can all create and deserve being labeled dual threats. But MJJ is just special to me in this area. He can accelerate in the open field and gets to the top end gear faster than the other 3. If I had to guess he is a 4.4 guy. (Dad just he is faster than 4.6)
 
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IMO Taisun is the better QB, MJ is the better athlete. Both would make are QB room elite. But the fact we haven't even offered Taisun is ridiculous.

Simple and well said. I think if you read back to back breakdowns you will see that I was more critical of MJJ in terms or mechanics and pure quarterbacking. But DAMN can that kid get up and go. I think MJJ would be in an ideal situation where he can come into Miami's QB room and not be rushed into action.
 
Kid plays against joke competition in CT. I still think he is worthy of an offer though can't help but be reminded for cam newton and dak Prescott when watching him. Richt failing to recruit Newton was one of his biggest L's at Georgia so let's see if he has learned his lesson and pulls the trigger. You get this kid and MJ JR in this years class that's an ELITE haul and let him battle it out with the others in the QB room and may the best man win.

Pretty clear from most interviews he sees getting in on Watson VERY late as a pretty big L as well.
 
ARM: Perry has the strongest arm out of the three. Even in high school he was a 60+ charted thrower. Funny thing was Ghost I really saw such really good pop from Taisun within 20 yards with such straight line trajectory. These balls are moving. I walked away curious because I didn't chart one single plus 55 throw on about 7 various films from Taisun which I thought I would find.

ACCURACY: I can make the case for Taisun after his jr year although at paradise he was a little erratic.

MOBILITY: I think they can all create and deserve being labeled dual threats. But MJJ is just special to me in this area. He can accelerate in the open field and gets to the top end gear faster than the other 3. If I had to guess he is a 4.4 guy. (Dad just he is faster than 4.6)


Man, you guys have really upped the game around here...thanks for the detail.

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