Graham Harrell unlike most other american counterparts is likely more familiar with a CFL offense because he played at TEXAS TECH where they ran basically a run and shoot offense with 4 to 5 receivers in plays.
Harell has a quick release for the short intermediate passes and understands where the HOT read is and who to throw it to.
He excelled in that system as his receivers were fast and college Defenses could not cover all his receivers.
He has decent feet, but is not fast but can scramble and throw on the run.
Harrell went to the NFL for the combines and during SENIOR WEEK his arm strength was very WEAK and dissapoointing. He had trouble throwing a slant from 10 yards out of the endzone, he would one hop the ball there and could not zip that pass in there.
It was then where MIKE MAYLOCK knew that Harrelll does not possess NFL arm strength- He is more of a DINK and DUNKER type of QB- This worked in Texas TECH because all passes were about 10 yards and the receivers ran after the catch. He also threw a lot of 3 to 4 yard passes to speedster receivers.
Harrel is tall but is not the stand up tall and throw it downfield type of QB- That is why NO NFL team wanted him despite putting up better numbers than all other college QB's.
One thing is that Harrell is used to throwing vs more db's and with 5 to 6 receivers. So he may be able to understand coverage better. What is unknown is how will he handle the pass rushes in the CFL and the faster game. Does he have the arm strength to stand in the pocket and gun the ball in there.
The offense that will work with Harrell will be lots of receivers running crossing patterns short, short hooks, not too many deep patterns, he cant throw that far.
Overall Graham Harrell is not a great traditional pocket QB- I do question his arm strength but I suppose he could work on that-
Harrel is very accurate, he throws perfect passes right to the spot. He can really throw well vs a zone--
IMO- You are going to get with Harrell one of 2 things---
A complete BUST who has limited mobility and weak arm and cant throw much -- LIKE LEFORS in Winnipeg---
Or a Junior RICKY RAY- a guy that can make the reads and get the ball of quick and throw it to the open guy fast. He is Junior Ricky RAY because of his inability to throw the nice deep Ricky Ray Balls--
I hope he turns into a Junior Ricky Ray for Saskathewan.