Florida Gators: Scouting observations of 2022 QB commit Nick Evers

Just under 24 hours ago, the Florida Gators landed Texas quarterback Nick Evers for their vacant spot at the position for the 2022 class.

Here is Evers’ junior year highlight film that he posted on Hudl:

Right off the bat, Evers’ junior film kicks off with multiple deep throws of 40+ yards, showing off his impressive arm strength and touch.

Evers’ zip and ball placement are perfect, allowing his receivers to extend plays because of a good ball.

Although the 6’4, 190-pound quarterback only threw six interceptions on 299 attempts, he is not afraid to squeeze passes into the tightest of windows. Evers has confidence in his arm strength and ability to throw the ball, allowing him to take risks on throws with multiple people in coverage around his receiver.

This may be a cause for concern once Evers gets to the SEC, though, as the speed and pace of the game are much faster. In this regard, the Texas native may experience some growing pains once he hits campus due to the athletes all around an SEC defense.

Still, for a quarterback to throw the ball as well as Evers does to only have six interceptions is a major accomplishment. Evers went 202-299 (68%) in his junior season, passing for 2,571 yards, 25 total touchdowns, and six interceptions.

In terms of scheme fit, Evers’ High School runs a spread offense, one that translates well to Dan Mullen’s approach with the Florida Gators.

Although Evers is classified as a Pro-Style Quarterback according to 247Sports, he is sneaky fast, running a 4.5 40 yard dash. The Texas quarterback is elusive in the pocket, causing teams to have trouble bringing him behind the line of scrimmage.

Despite running a 4.5 40, Evers relies on his passing ability first and only scrambles when there is no other option. Evers is also active in read options throughout his film, displaying his ability to use his legs. The duality of Evers could cause plenty of problems when scheming to face Evers, as he is dangerous in multiple facets of the game.

The most impressive thing on Evers’ tape is how well he understands coverages and where players are at on the field. Evers has a firm grasp on manipulating defensive backs, allowing him to gain the slightest advantage to make a throw.

Pairing his football prowess with his physical traits, Evers has tremendous success in a division of High School Football that is not easy to play in.

The translation between high school and SEC football will be intriguing to watch. Evers has all the tools to become a successful SEC quarterback and already has a head start with his high level of football intelligence.

Learning for 2-3 years under the QB whisperer in Mullen will work wonders for Evers, as he will develop and challenge Carlos Del Rio-Wilson for a starting spot down the road for the Florida Gators.