Carter’s Classroom: Rudolph’s problem isn’t arm strength


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Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

We have already addressed both Mason Rudolph's merits as a quarterback and his issues in how he cycles through his progressions, but a primary concern about Rudolph has been his arm strength. Rudolph had plenty of big plays where he was able to complete deep bombs in the Big 12, but the question of how he could put zip on his passes remained.

What I saw from Rudolph's tape was less of a question about his arm strength, and more of how comfortable he was making certain throws. Rudolph absolutely has the arm to whip the ball for deep passes and complete medium routes into tighter passing lanes, he's just inconsistent when faced with certain coverages.

Rudolph looked comfortable throwing into single coverage, but struggled at times when throwing into windows with multiple defenders. We go to his film to illustrate this point:

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