Dylan Hayden @haydenqb12


Thunder Basin


Player Key Physical Stats

2021 Dylan Hayden @haydenqb12

Height: 6’1

Weight: 165

Evaluation Summary

*Evaluation Summary – Level of Play recommendation –  Displays very good physical size at 6’1″ 165 pounds as a 2021 QB. Display of  poise, confidence and athletic ability above grade level. Indicates very good grooming and QB instruction. Displays the ability to extend plays, relocate in the pocket to find the throwing lane & very good instincts and command of the offense. Dylan has the tools and displays the presence on-field of a high level QB recruit with 3 years left to develop and play in HS. Exposure to high level QB  coaches will be a must as Dylan’s evaluation progress continues and the recruiting process begins.  Target goals of body weight, core strength and arm strength development are MUST goals to be laid out for Dylan!  

MFE-index rating – 5.0 of 6.0 – Early indicators of QB presence, Size, Mechanics, Intangibles in the pocket as well as the ability to extend play rate Dylan as a FBS-D1 and FCS-D1AA  Scholarship Athlete – Size, QB skill set development and exposure to top College QB coaches beginning Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 will be important allowing College coaches to become aware of Dylan and on their radar. High level QB training camps out West, South and Southeast can be recommended by our team.   Note – QB training is a MUST and a priority, ie – mechanics, delivery, transfer of weight as well as continued development on progressions.  Dylan has the It factor of poise, command of the offense and presents a confident extension of coaches to the field and in particular into the offensive huddle. National exposure camps need to be discussed, Rivals, Nike, Under Armor as to when to engage this process. 

my football evaluation*The MFE-index rating – is an exclusive evaluation using the metrics of individual profile, athletic ability, fundamental display of position mastery and level of play as it transfers to the college game! 100+ years of college coaching and playing experience goes into every evaluation at My Football Evaluation. 


QB Player Profile Specifics & Measurable’s:

“Dylan’s Physical profile is still developing and will need to hit the metrics of the FBS & FCS college QB profile over the next 12 months!”

FBS Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                        Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’3″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.5 – 4.6
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 240lbs. Bench: 260 lbs. – 300lbs    Squat: 425 lbs. – 450lbs+

Coach Keys: *Polished – Pro-Style or Spread QBs *Spin Efficiency: Excels throwing – Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, and Seam Route with no loft / *Arm Strength – Ability to throw the ball through the goalpost from opposite 40-yard line / *Proficient ability to throw receivers open & ability to execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBs may be raw as passers but best pure athlete on the field / *Demonstrates High level QB ability – All-State level *Recognition from national recruiting media & Premier National Camp & Combine presence a MUST.

FCS Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                    Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’3” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65
  • Weight: 210 lbs. – 220lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs                Squat: 385 lbs. – 425lbs+

Coach Keys / * High Level Play – Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess 2 0r 3 of the qualities of a FBS QB / *Spin Efficiency – Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with slight loft. *Arm Strength – Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 50-yard line / *Proficient ability to throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw. *Dual-Threat QBs can be raw as passers but must display the ability of a pure athlete on the field with above average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability – All-Conference level at minimum. *Recognition from national recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful.

D2 – NAIA Quarterback

Physical Measurable’s:                    Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.70 – 4.80
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 215lbs. Bench: 245 lbs. – 265lbs                Squat: 345 lbs. – 385lbs+

Coach Keys: * Quality of Play – Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess developmental need areas, intangibles exist /  *Spin Efficiency – Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with very little loft / *Arm Strength – Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 50-yard line / *Proficient ability to throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBs can be raw as passers but must display the ability of a one of the best athletes on the field with average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability – All-Conference level recommended. College Camp exposure.

GPA 3.79 Why are you a college football prospect? Over the past 8 years I have participated in numerous camps across the country and played in games at the highest level of competition at my age. I am confident I am able to not only compete at that level but excel. I have good size for a freshman and my mechanics although always improving are very good. I work one on one with a private coach on both on presnap reads, coverage identification, footwork, and arm mechanics. I have seen my knowledge and skill set grow over the last year and led my team to an undefeated season. I threw for over 1800 yards and ran for another 1000 with 29 total touchdowns. I threw only 3 interceptions and had a 70% completion percentage. My life goal has always been to play college football and I am willing to put in whatever work necessary. I’m also a 3 sport athlete competing in basketball and track. Last season I was the district champion in the 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay. This January I will particulate in the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio and play in the Diamond Sports All-American game in Las Vegas.

Skill Set Breakdown

Physical Traits:

Arm Strength – Good velocity and spin with positive transfer and foot placement at set up. Good arm strength however throws a tight ball, can Spin it! Young Gun with a very high ceiling!

Quick Release – Displays the ability to get the ball out of hands quickly with a tight release and minimal wasted throwing motions.

Accuracy and Ball Placement – Displays the ability and trust in offense scheme to throw WR’s open. Video display of throws deep, outside the #’s, seam and windows in zone! Arm Strength and velocity continue to develop!

Instincts & Vision – Display of very good run instincts and escape ability. Locates the throwing winds very well for a young QB and displays poise, patience and confidence beyond his age! Pocket instincts feeling the rush are very good and displayed on video.

Set Up Quickness – Primary in Shot Gun – Running a Spread offense and very comfortable and confident.

Avoid Rush / Run Ability – Athletic ability and instincts are very good extending play putting pressure on Defense. Stays being a QB with eyes downfield and aware of WR. Athletic skill set causes defense to have to account for his ability to extend the play on every down. 

Production in Key SituationsDisplay of leadership, Poise and Confidence at the QB position. Very easy to see him take command of the Offense being an extension of the coaching staff as a communicator and leader! Impressive as Dylan presents himself very well, mature and the face of program.

  • The Grip – Video display good and quick to arm the ball into throwing position. Note – Continue to work on skill set as development will improve with continued work and attention to this detail.
  • Lower and upper body passing mechanics – Very Good. Transfer of plant foot and transfer to front foot with hips and shoulders following through to target is present in video.   
  • Route Specific Ball Locations – Video display of throwing the WR open to a spot, Very Good and will continue to develop with maturity, confidence and strength! 
  • QB/Center Exchange – Primarily in shot gun.  Displays the fundamentals of a very good catch and arm of the ball with eyes downfield. 
  • Pocket Movement – Displays good movement in pocket and relocate ability to open throwing lane window!. Creates with feet and keep eyes down field having knowledge of WR location when pocket breaks down, very good intangible!
  • Sprint Out and Play Action Mechanics – athletic player – video display in pocket off RPO and quick-5 progressions. Very good hips, shoulders and velocity to edge with eyes downfield pressuring Defense.

Top 5 Attributes College Coaches Look For In a Quarterback


To be a college quarterback, first and foremost you must be a leader. This is the number one quality every college coach looks for in a QB. Arguably, the QB is most important player on the field, able to influence the game more than any other position. Other than the center, the QB is the only player who touches the ball on every snap.

Coaches want to find a guy they can trust and have full confidence in. They want a winner, so if a QB is not leading his high school team to victory, how will he know how to do it in college? Rarely is a quarterback with a poor high school record sought after by college coaches. It just doesn’t happen.



Decision-making is a critically important aspect of being a QB. That said, doing well in the classroom and doing well on the field are not necessarily synonymous. Lots of academically strong athletes lack “football smarts,” and vice-versa. So take care of both!


You know how to handle your studies, but how do you get smart on the turf? This is something a coach sees both through film study and face-to-face interaction. QBs are forced to do a lot of quick thinking. Questions college coaches ask when evaluating a QB prospect include: does he make correct reads? Does he avoid turnovers? Can he audible when necessary, or make other adjustments? Will he be able to understand and be successful in our offense? When the answer is always yes, the prospect stands a good chance of being recruited.

Strength & Accuracy

Yes, I know these are two attributes, but they’re evaluated together. It doesn’t matter how strong a QB’s arm is if he can’t throw to the right spot. There’s something to be said for a guy who can throw both a 25-yard post-corner and a five-yard slant, because each throw requires a different trajectory, velocity and touch. Many quarterbacks can throw a 50-yard vertical route, but the special ones can make pristine throws all over the field.


Obviously every college coach dreams of a 6’5″ QB, but it’s often unrealistic, especially when you look away from the BCS schools. However, the taller a QB is, the better vision he will have over tall offensive linemen, making it easier to find blitzes coming, identify open receivers and avoid passes being knocked down.


Mobility is often evaluated in conjunction with size, so if you’re a QB on the shorter side, it’s even more important to be athletic. It’s just not as easy for a short QB to see over an offensive line. By mobility, I don’t mean you have to be Michael Vick. Obviously, how mobile the quarterback needs to be depends on the offense his team runs. But all QBs need to be mobile enough to step up in the pocket and extend a possession by making a play. He may choose to leave the pocket sooner, or a play might be called to get him outside of the tackle box with sprint-out action to clear his vision.