#5
Kaleb Eleby
Rating Yards TD
156.4 3277 23
Team: Western Michigan BroncosHeight: 6-1 Born: N/A
Position: QBWeight: 210 Hometown: Maryland Heights, Missouri
Class-Eligibility: Jr-So


Scouting Report

40 time: 4.90

6th-7th round

Snapshot: Eleby's performance in his sophomore year -- third nationally in passing efficiency with a 195.1 rating -- led to buzz heading into 2021, when he passed for 3,277 yards and 23 TDs. He was largely expected to return to school in 2022, but the departure of receiver Skyy Moore likely played a role in his exit. Eleby is interesting in his own right. He played half the year in 2018 as an injury replacement and redshirted in 2019 before starting in the shortened 2020 campaign. Over his two years as a primary starter he threw for 41 touchdowns with only eight interceptions.

Strengths: Frame is dense and compact, and he should be able to handle NFL punishment. Keeps his eyes downfield when bailing the pocket. Sees the field well and works through his progressions efficiently. Showcases impressive touch on downfield throws and knows how to change trajectories over defenders. Able to generate adequate velocity for attacking the middle of the field and driving throws through traffic.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal height. Setup and release quickness is poor, and he struggles to quickly adjust and get the ball out. Limited athlete who will struggle to make plays outside of structure. Ball placement takes a dive when he has to work to the far side of the field. Arm adjustability and accuracy under pressure are worrisome.

Pro comparison: Nathan Peterman, free agent -- Peterman's processing ability and flashes of winning within structure led to being drafted, but his inability to win under duress led to failure when put into action. Eleby faces similar concerns about winning when things break down, but, as a late-round flier, he has the touch and eyes to compete for a backup role by his second season.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2018 WestMI  6 92 147 62.6 1092 7.4 4 3 16 90
2020 WestMI  6 99 153 64.7 1715 11.2 18 2 7 46
2021 WestMI  13 230 364 63.2 3277 9.0 23 6 28 192
Career   25 421 664 63.4 6084 9.2 45 11 51 328

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2018 WestMI  6 29 -27 -0.9 3 0 0 - 0
2020 WestMI  6 34 38 1.1 4 0 0 - 0
2021 WestMI  13 87 64 0.7 6 0 0 - 0
Career   25 150 75 0.5 13 0 0 - 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
9/4/2021 @ Mich 20 37 191 54.1 1 0 29 8 16 2.0 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
9/11/2021 IllSt 15 21 174 71.4 1 0 30 4 2 0.5 0 4 0 0 - 0 -
9/18/2021 @ Pitt 23 35 337 65.7 3 0 54 7 -20 -2.9 0 4 0 0 - 0 -
9/25/2021 SJSU 17 28 200 60.7 2 0 37 8 -7 -0.9 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
10/2/2021 @ Buff 21 34 279 61.8 2 0 64 8 -2 -0.3 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
10/9/2021 BallSt 19 33 257 57.6 0 2 30 9 -15 -1.7 1 5 0 0 - 0 -
10/16/2021 KentSt 15 22 307 68.2 3 0 68 3 33 11.0 1 25 0 0 - 0 -
10/23/2021 @ Toledo 15 29 232 51.7 0 0 39 9 23 2.6 1 14 0 0 - 0 -
11/3/2021 CentMi 22 36 276 61.1 1 1 54 12 18 1.5 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
11/9/2021 Akron 12 20 217 60.0 2 1 45 4 0 0.0 1 6 0 0 - 0 -
11/16/2021 @ EastMi 22 29 307 75.9 1 1 74 8 5 0.6 1 10 0 0 - 0 -
11/23/2021 @ NIU 21 26 338 80.8 5 0 50 2 -12 -6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
12/27/2021 @ Nevada 8 14 162 57.1 2 1 74 5 23 4.6 1 12 0 0 - 0 -