Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
High School: Suffield Academy
Tyler Van Dyke
A traditional pocket passer with an NFL arm, Van Dyke can hit every landmark on the field but is a limited athlete and facing a new offensive system in 2022.
Van Dyke has sufficient stature for the position with good length and a solid frame. He displays calm feet in the pocket, maintaining efficient footwork and a base from which he can launch the ball. When he does, it is often a thing of beauty thanks to his supreme touch. He seldom misses on fade routes, attacking the upfield shoulder of the receiver, and dropping the ball towards the boundary. His tape is full of high effort throws, answering any questions about NFL passing ability. An offense that focused on one progression reads thanks to RPOs, Van Dyke has no issue physically driving the ball, but his decisions hurt him. When the reigns were “loosened” he showed a gambler's mentality at times, trusting his arm too much. It is understandable when you see the consistent ability to dot receivers across the field, up the seam, and past safeties but should be utilized accordingly. He pairs strength with adequate ball placement, often allowing receivers to turn upfield after the catch. However, there were still plays left on the field with Van Dyke, missing big throws at times. The primary reason behind these misses could be his awkward arm angle, in which he presents a three-quarters release. For a passer that does his best work inside the pocket, Van Dyke can make throws on the move and or when the play breaks down. He was more than comfortable in a moving pocket in 2021, showing his off-platform accuracy on waggles or boots where his eyes stay downfield. That is the extent of his athleticism though, with little usage in the quarterback run game and a laboring technique when forced to take off and run. Van Dyke is a gamer, leading his team to multiple comebacks, often against better competition. He understands leverage and the inherent deficiencies of zone coverage, attacking the slightest gaps with his arm velocity. He is a rhythmic passer that can get hot with a few big completions, shredding defenses for the rest of the game. Van Dyke now has a new coaching staff in Miami and will likely see a completely new offense as the Hurricanes' signal-caller. If he can pick up the offense and clean up some of his minor inefficiencies, Van Dyke could easily find himself in round one of the 2023 NFL Draft.
“Miami QB Tyler Van Dyke (6-4, 224, rSO)
Big, strong and powerful built pocket passer. Wore team captain patch as a rFR. Throws with a sturdy and balanced base with above average arm strength/accuracy. Has enough mobility to get out of harms way. Small sample size (9 starts).”
“Van Dyke is a bit more limited in regards to his mobility, but he has good size and throws with touch down the field.”
Tyler Van Dyke began his first true season for the Hurricanes as the starting Quarterback and he was the ACC Rookie and Offensive Rookie of the Year. Before Miami, he attended Suffield Academy and is from Glastonbury, Connecticut. Going into 2022, Van Dyke will look to improve and start at his position for the Hurricanes.