40 time: 4.91
Priority Free Agent
Snapshot; An old-school style quarterback hailing from New York, Coan turned down offers from Northwestern, Michigan and Yale in favor of playing at Wisconsin. He saw limited action in his first two seasons with the Badgers, but took over the starting job in 2019 as a true junior. A foot injury cost him a chance to play in 2020, and he was supplanted at Wisconsin by younger options, so he moved on to Notre Dame as a graduate transfer rental. He was modestly productive in 2021 (253 of 386 for 3,150 yards, 25 touchdowns and seven INTs), but he stayed turnover averse while helping the Irish to double-digit wins.
Strengths: Possesses a prototype frame with good density in his torso and legs. Will climb the pocket and keep his eyes downfield rather than looking to bail prematurely. Decent information processor who won't hesitate if his first option is available.
Weaknesses: Late to recognize pressure and adapt to it. Poor athlete who doesn't have the quickness to extend plays with his legs. Not a polished touch thrower. Seems out of sync with his receivers when he has to arc his throws and deliver on the deep ball. Balance and play strength in the pocket is below average and doesn't match his body type. Arm strength wanes when working off platform.
Pro comparison: Keith Wenning, retired -- Wenning, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had the size and mental ability to kept him around the league for a few years on practice squads. Coan will need to improve his touch and timing to stick longer than that.