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Riley Neal

2020 Rookie Profile

School: Vanderbilt
Year: Senior (RS)
Date of Birth: 10/02/1996
Drafted: Undrafted
Team: Denver Broncos

College Stats

Metrics and Measurables

Weight225 lbs*
Arm Length
Hand Size
40-Yard Dash
Vertical Jump
Broad Jump
3-Cone Drill
20-Yard Shuttle

*Numbers from pro day

Burst Score
Agility Score
Throw Velocity
Wonderlic Score
College QBR61.7
Breakout Age20.0



For detailed information about the PREDATOR Score methodology, check out this article.

Injury Risk


  • Knee injury (2016)
  • Shoulder surgery (2017)
  • Tibial plateau fracture (2017)
  • Knee injury (2018)
  • Concussion (2019)

For detailed information about our Injury Risk designations, check out this article.

Player Analysis

The Good

  • Tall with strong arm
  • Good accuracy on short and intermediate passes
  • Able to scramble well for his size
  • Location of passes is good, he takes the leverage of defender into account
  • Comfortable in pocket, shows poise by looking downfield while pressured

The Bad

  • Lacks accuracy and touch on deep passes
  • At times, locks onto first read
  • Pressure through the middle causes him some issues with processing the play
  • Seems to shy away from making some deep throws, lacks aggressiveness in that regard

Overall Assessment

PRE-DRAFT: At Ball St., Neal looked like an NFL quarterback and on his way to being drafted.  He transferred to Vanderbilt and struggled when given the opportunity to play. He is above-average on his short and intermediate passes, which makes me think that he would fit best in a West Coast type offense.  His lack of aggressiveness on deeper passes is something that may be able to be corrected, in time. Based on his play at Ball St., he is an intriguing player that I want to keep an eye on. Draft-time is going to be very important for him.  If drafted, Neal is a player that I will be grabbing with late round picks in my Superflex leagues. If he is a UDFA, he is someone to pay attention to over the course of the next year.

POST-DRAFT: Neal was signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent. He has Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel, and Brett Rypien in front of him in the pecking order.  Neither of the two backups in front of him have big contracts or skills that prevent him from overtaking them.  He is someone to keep an eye on during camp to see if it looks like he is doing well. If so, add him to your taxi squad in deeper superflex leagues.

Player Comparison: Matt Ryan



  • Consensus Overall (1QB): NR
  • Consensus Overall (SF): NR
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): NR
  • Consensus QB: 12.0
  • Analyst QB: 9


  • Consensus Overall (1QB): NR
  • Consensus Overall (SF): NR
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): NR
  • Consensus QB: 15.3
  • Analyst QB: 13

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