Aqeel Glass, QB
School: Alabama A&M University | Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference
College Experience: Redshirt Senior | Age: 24 (Week 1)
Height / Weight: 6’4” 230 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 6th rd - Undrafted
Player Comparison: Phillip Rivers
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Aqeel Glass is a four-year starter from Alabama A&M University, a Historically Black College & University (HBCU). In 2021, he won his second consecutive Black College Football Player of the Year Award. The St. Louis native is 14th in FCS career passing yards with 12,136 yards and 11th in FCS career touchdowns at 109. In his final season, Glass completed 259 out of 414 passes (62.6%) for 3,588 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Glass is an intriguing quarterback prospect with a big arm and good athleticism to go with his big physical stature.
- Great arm talent with a strong arm.
- Great leadership and hardworking
- Great pocket awareness with mobility.
- Has good arm strength to make all the throws.
- Can make plays outside the pocket.
- Elusive and strong when on the run.
- Improved progression throughout his career with good decision-making.
- Mechanics are all over the place. Needs improved footwork.
- Needs to adjust his touch on throws.
- Ball placement can be improved.
- Accuracy is padded with quick screens.
- Still learning the position.
Let’s see his work
Joined NFL Live today to talk about three standout prospects from the @HBCULegacyBowl. It all starts with Alabama A&M QB Aqeel Glass.— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) February 21, 2022
There hasn’t been an HBCU QB drafted since Tarvaris Jackson in 2006. He has a chance to challenge that. pic.twitter.com/TIGMhMxfup
Alabama A&M QB Aqeel Glass (@Aqeel_Glass4) put together a really impressive spring. He heads into 2021 as arguably the best signal caller on the FCS level.— Ryan Roberts (@RiseNDraft) June 6, 2021
Size, plus arm strength, quick and decisive decision-maker, very intelligent. Impressive young man. pic.twitter.com/zZJ5UqS4NS
The score isn't a worry if you're a Glass fan, don't think anyone expected him to test well. The hand size, though...— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 12, 2022
Aqeel Glass is a QB prospect in the 2022 draft class. He scored a 1.14 RAS out of a possible 10.00. https://t.co/NEfPmAlubN #RAS via @Mathbomb pic.twitter.com/hrIrfXqE0V
How Will He Fit On The Team
The acquisition of Carson Wentz, the attempted acquisition of Matthew Stafford, and the past selection of Cam Newton in Carolina showed the type of quarterback Ron Rivera, Martin Mayhew, and co. loves to draft. Glass is a high-character player, a willing learner with intriguing upside for development. Aqeel Glass will likely be a third-string QB behind Heinicke or practice squad as he works on his mechanics to match his talent. While it is a high possibility the HBCU product will not see the field, let alone start in the near future, Glass fits the profile of the quarterbacks the staff wants.