Player Profiles Series
In this article series, we will take a look at a few of the most important contributors to a potentially successful season for UCLA Football in 2019. We will examine where they came from, what they have added so far in their UCLA careers, and where and how they are projected to contribute this season. First up is the field general himself, Dorian Thompson-Robinson
Dorian Thompson-Robinson is a dual threat quarterback who possesses an incredible amount of potential at the position. While he has only decent size for a college quarterback (6’1.5″, 197 lbs), Thompson-Robinson’s greatest asset is his elite arm strength, allowing him to make any throw on the field, while also being able to rifle short and medium-range passes, minimizing opportunities for defenders to deflect or intercept his throws. Indeed, though he has only played one full season as a starting quarterback in high school and five games as a starter at UCLA, in his 450 passes, he has only thrown 7 interceptions. Thompson-Robinson is also highly mobile, making him a constant threat in Chip Kelly’s zone-read offense. His mobility also allows him to move the pocket, and he is quite adept at throwing on the run. Thompson-Robinson has a very quick release, which further allows him to complete passes in tight windows and minimize any defensive interference. Scouts rave about his intangibles, and he has a reputation as an excellent leader and teammate.