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Fantasy football impact of Ravens signing UDFA QB Tyler Huntley

The Baltimore Ravens signed UDFA quarterback Tyler Huntley. Will he be able to make the roster and have fantasy value in his career?

Tyler Huntley #1 from Utah playing for the West Team drops back during the first quarter against the East Team at the 2020 East West Shrine Bowl at Tropicana Field on January 18, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens added undrafted free agent quarterback Tyler Huntley to the quarterback room following the 2020 NFL Draft. Huntley saw his draft stock take a hit as quarterbacks like Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm slid, pushing lower ranked quarterbacks off the board.

Huntley completed a high 73.1 percent of his passes his senior season with Utah as he completed 220-of-301 attempts for 3,092 yards (10.3 ypa), 19 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran the ball often, rushing for 16 touchdowns in his college career.

Scouting Report

Huntley improved each season of his college career, showing poise under pressure and great efficiency despite throwing deep on a good percentage of his attempts. He does have trouble with anticipating throws like many of the quarterbacks not named Joe Burrow in the draft, but uses his running ability well to give himself more time.

Tyler Huntley looks to possess the raw skills to serve as a developmental quarterback in the NFL. Huntley has a natural feel for extending plays and shows desirable arm strength, but does need to get his decision making process quicker and more consistent. This is a perfect late round draft target thanks to some of his unteachable tools while coaching him up via the practice squad in hopes that he’ll further develop as a passer to become a viable backup signal caller. — Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

Fantasy football impact

As a UDFA, Huntley wasn’t going to land somewhere with an easy road to a starting job, but he could have ended up in a worse spot than Baltimore. The Ravens know well how to work with a rushing quarterback, as they have Lamar Jackson leading the way. Learning from Jackson and coaches that know how to get the most out of his ability is a great place to be for his future. The trouble will be landing a roster position with Robert Griffin III and Trace McSorely already in Baltimore. Even landing on their scout team would be a good spot though, as we aren’t looking for immediate fantasy impact out of a UDFA quarterback. His longterm upside is still good, especially in a copycat league that might be keen to sign a Ravens coached quarterback in the future.