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#FilmRoom1063: Taking a look at Dwyer QB Daniel Parr

Apr 21, 2014 -- 11:40am
ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Position: Quarterback
School: Dwyer (Class of 2015)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Top Offers: FAU, Marshall, Akron, Yale
Note: Won 2013 7A Player of the Year
Where He Excels:
Daniel Parr has the best mechanics of the talent rich QB pool currently residing in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Pro-style QB with a plus arm. Quick release. Parr's accuracy allows his receivers to never have to break stride. This is due to Parr's ability to always get his feet underneath him and square his shoulders even when throwing on the run. Parr makes the most of his 6'3" frame by standing tall in the pocket. Has decent mobility in which he uses to create open passing lanes and keep defenses honest out of fear of Parr scrambling.  
What To Work On:
The biggest question mark on Parr is the unknown. Was the Class 7A Player of the Year just a product of his environment? We will find out this year as Dwyer graduates four Division I skill players, including Ohio State WR Johnnie Dixon (No. 1 on Class of '14 ESPN 106.3 Top 63 list). One mechanical aspect Parr needs to improve is his ball security while scrambling. Runningback drills will help develop the mindset of keeping the ball high and tight. The wrist should never drop lower than the elbow.
Kokell's Film Analysis:
Who is Daniel Parr? Is he just a QB that had a ton of talent around him to inflate his stats (over 3,000 yards and 42 TDs to only 6 INT's), or is he a leader of men that can help Dwyer maintain its level of dominance? If I were a betting man, I'd bet the farm on the latter. Parr had two defining moments last year that made me a believer: 1) A two-minute drill at the end of the first half against Royal Palm Beach in which he led the Panthers down field with Peyton Manning-type precision and command of the offense. Parr showed on that drive he could make all the throws and be the calming presence his teammate needed. 2) The state title game vs. Niceville. In the first half Parr had two red zone fumbles that resulted in turnovers and a Dwyer deficit at the half. Many would have folded in that situation, but not Parr. He showed what he was made of by rebounding to lead Dwyer to 36 second half points including both a passing and rushing TD.
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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail

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