Kevin Hogan, QB
School: Stanford | Conference: PAC-12
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 218 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Kevin Hogan is a D.C. area native that attended Gonzaga High School. He's a fan of the Redskins. Hogan has never put up eye-popping stats, but he is a clear leader, and most importantly a winner. He does not have the skills to take over a game and won't win many with his arm alone but he is extremely competitive, efficient, and smart and knows his limitations. He makes smart reads and played in a pro-style offense coming out of Stanford. He's gotten better every season and overcame some of the bonehead habits that plagued him when he was first named the starter. It isn't always beautiful but Hogan finds a way to get things done through the air or with his legs. He is a QB that NEEDS pieces around him. Not unlike his senior season at Stanford if Hogan has a dynamic running game, a few receivers that can pull the rabbit out of the hat occasionally and a respectable defense he will make the smart decisions and can win games.
- Has good size. Plays smart with poise and awareness.
- When he's kept clean his plays with confidence. Understand how to get the ball into his playmakers hands.
- Has good arm strength and has good velocity on his throws.
- Has good mobility not afraid to tuck it and run if he has space. Can throw while on the move too.
- No elite quality physical traits such as arm strength, accuracy, or speed.
- Inaccurate when throwing under pressure.
- Overall throwing accuracy needs polish.
- Awkward throwing motion and terribly inconsistent mechanics, doesn't always follow through with his back foot, throws off his back foot when under duress. If he can fix this at the pro level it will go a long way.
Let's see his work:
Kevin Hogan is going to be a really good backup – and that's not an insult. Having a player like him is a commodity.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) February 27, 2016
Watching "film" of Kevin Hogan. Pretty ridiculous escape here https://t.co/I94oWaCtmP— RJ (@Sprouserj) February 14, 2016
Kevin Hogan has a late 3rd-4th round grade from the #NFL committee— The Anonymous Scout (@AnonyousNFLS) January 9, 2016
Kevin Hogan is really efficient and has some tools. Might never be pro bowl type QB, but I can see him hanging around the NFL a long time.— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) January 1, 2016
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
Right now Kevin Hogan is closer to Colt McCoy than he is Ryan Fitzpatrick, however, he has a solid foundation to build on top of and I believe he has the potential to develop into a quality QB if drafted and molded by the right team. He has a track record of solid production, leadership, and a winner's mentality. There are a few things you can't teach quarterbacks including toughness, competitiveness, and smarts. Kevin Hogan has all three. Hogan would be a nice developmental QB for the Redskins. He played in a pro-style offense in college and has the physical tools to run the Redskins offense under Jay Gruden. Like most college quarterbacks though he is nowhere near ready to throw into the fire – his first few years would best be served riding the pine fixing his mechanics, and learning from tape, especially how to read and break down defenses and coverages. The Redskins have their franchise QB for at least another year in Kirk Cousins, and probably should look to invest in a veteran backup while a mid-round prospect like Hogan gets acclimated to the NFL.