Chargers Draft

Potential Chargers draft target: Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes scores a first half touchdown against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes scores a first half touchdown against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes looks to pass the ball in the second half of a game against the Washington Huskies at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Washington Huskies beat the Utah Utes 21-7. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes looks to pass the ball in the second half of a game against the Washington Huskies at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Washington Huskies beat the Utah Utes 21-7. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Chargers draft target: Huntley’s accuracy

Even if the league is trending more towards mobile quarterbacks, the most important attribute of the position will always be accuracy. Huntley can make every throw on the board and do it accurately. He can do it from the pocket, on the run, with pressure in his face, and with anticipation. His mechanics probably need a little fine tuning, but his results from this season speak for themselves.

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He shows off that ability in the clip above. When he releases the ball his receiver is nowhere close to his making his break. Not only is it an anticipatory throw, he drops it in the only place his guy can catch it. He doesn’t throw it too deep where it could get picked off, nor is it too high where it puts his receiver in danger of a big hit. That kind of skill set is crucial to succeed as a quarterback in the NFL. Chargers fans have watched Rivers make a Hall of Fame career out of anticipation throws just like that one.

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This one is a thing of beauty. As a back shoulder fade, you can’t do much better than that. Again, the ball is placed in the only place where his receiver can make a play, where this ball either ends up as an incompletion or a touchdown. That accuracy is essentially perfect.

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Huntley belongs in the NFL, simple as that. Whoever drafts him is getting a special talent and even better leader. Keep an eye on him in these last few games as the Utes make a potential playoff push.

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