Taking a closer look at Slovis AnnenbergGrad Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,031 Likes Received: 1,186 Aug 22, 2019 #1 Just like everyone else, I'm intrigued by his ascent to #2 on the depth chart. It's been clear since the Spring that Harrell saw something special to his game. The superlatives did not start this week, they started much sooner. But now that staff has put their money where their mouth is when it comes to Kedon, I wanted to take a closer look. I saw him in the Spring on HoJo and he did stand out to me at that point. Not so much physically, but because he throws nice ball, almost always a tight spiral and accurate. Noticeably more accurate than the other three QBs when I was there. In the Fall "showcase" (hate that phrase) Kedon stood out to me a bit more physically. He had clearly surpassed JT in height and had put on what I'd guess was 10 to 15 pounds of muscle. It's pretty impressive that he made himself look the part of a D1 player so quickly. He's listed at 6'2' 200 now, but if he keeps it up, we might be looking at a 6'3'' 220 lb QB before all is said and done at USC. At the "showcase" (still hate that phrase) he didn't shine. In fact, I thought he was outplayed by the other three QBs, with none of them really stepping up as the alpha. However, there were two plays in succession where Kedon dropped perfect snaps, quickly picked them up off the grass, and hit his man downfield. One was for a beautifully thrown TD. He should have handled the snaps, but that showed me something. Like any QB, his H.S. film should be taken with a grain of salt, particularly when it comes to any QB's mobility. Just because they are good runners in H.S. does not mean they will be so in college. The lanes close much faster on the next level. However, he is showing some nice legs in the clip below. And, more importantly, the ability to throw on the run and in a collapsing pocket. The biggest thing, which you don't have to take with a grain of salt because it can be objectively measured, is the arm strength. Check the clip starting at .06. He launches his throw in a dirty pocket with his lead foot on his own 42 and hits his man in stride at the 2 yard line for the TD. That's a perfectly thrown ball, 56 yards in the air. Coached by Kurt Warner. Biz Admin major with a 3.4 GPA out of H.S. is also good stuff. Nice find by staff, no matter how things work out for Kedon. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/5208589/5b9defb368999601fce20023 TrojanFireHorse12, SC ForLife, J4SC75 and 7 others like this.