#17
Nick Starkel
Rating Yards TD
113.7 1645 9
Team: San Jose State SpartansHeight: 6-3 Born: 2/24/1998
Position: QBWeight: 214 Hometown: Argyle, Texas
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

40 time: 4.89

Priority free agent

Snapshot: A two-time transferee who bounced around the college football landscape, Starkel finally found his footing at San Jose State. He started five games during three seasons at Texas A&M before making a one-year stop at Arkansas. After losing the starting job with the Razorbacks, he headed west to the Spartans and landed in a secure starting job for the first time in his career. He earned All-Mountain West honors in 2020 while completing 64.2 percent of his passes, but injuries and inconsistency plagued his 2021 campaign, which resulted in only 51.6 percent accuracy.

Strengths: Smart distributor who can work his way to checkdowns. Calm lower half inside the pocket. Adequate info processor who works at a proficient pace. Quality arm talent to threaten vertically and beat defenses downfield. Confident gunslinger who gives his receivers a chance in one-on-one situations.

Weaknesses: Has a thin lower half with a linear build that may concern scouts about his durability. Has a winding and elongated release that takes too long. Struggles with intermediate ball placement and tends to overthrow his targets. Timing and ability to lead targets takes a major hit when forced off platform. Unreliable deep ball accuracy. Not a refined touch thrower. Threw 30 career interceptions, with 48 TDs.

Pro comparison: Nic Shimonek, retired - While he lacked ideal accuracy and consistency from snap to snap, Shimonek's arm talent helped him to get a chance with the Chargers. Starkel may max out in a similar camp role, but his ability to threaten defenses over the top will be enough to have teams keeping tabs on him.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2017 TexA&M  7 123 205 60.0 1793 8.7 14 6 8 40
2018 TexA&M  5 15 22 68.2 169 7.7 1 0 1 6
2019 Ark  8 96 179 53.6 1152 6.4 7 10 3 21
2020 SJSU  8 163 254 64.2 2174 8.6 17 7 6 46
2021 SJSU  7 128 248 51.6 1645 6.6 9 7 12 88
Career   35 525 908 57.8 6933 7.6 48 30 30 201

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2017 TexA&M  7 12 -42 -3.5 1 0 0 - 0
2018 TexA&M  5 1 -6 -6.0 0 0 0 - 0
2019 Ark  8 6 -16 -2.7 0 0 0 - 0
2020 SJSU  8 13 -40 -3.1 0 0 0 - 0
2021 SJSU  7 15 -71 -4.7 1 0 -9 - 0
Career   35 47 -175 -3.7 2 0 -9 - 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2019 Ark  8 0
2020 SJSU  8 0
Career   35 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/28/2021 SoUt 16 27 394 59.3 4 1 70 2 3 1.5 1 2 0 0 - 0 -
9/4/2021 @ USC 24 46 308 52.2 0 2 32 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 -
9/19/2021 @ Hawaii 23 50 235 46.0 2 1 46 2 -12 -6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
9/25/2021 @ WestMI 6 14 55 42.9 0 1 12 6 -35 -5.8 0 5 0 0 - 0 -
11/6/2021 @ Nevada 21 40 255 52.5 3 1 48 0 0 - 0 - 0 -9 - 0 0
11/13/2021 UtahSt 19 29 138 65.5 0 1 23 1 -8 -8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
11/25/2021 Fres 19 42 260 45.2 0 0 40 4 -19 -4.8 0 2 0 0 - 0 -