From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share


NFL Draft Scout - Powered By: The SportsXchange
DRAFT SCOUT

DS Rankings/Probe
OFFENSE
DEFENSE
Players by School

DS PARTNERS
NFL Draft Scout
Featured In/On:


Coach Tom Shaw's Training Program is the leader in performance enhancement!
Visit Pro Combine Training Today!
Visit Test Sports Clubs Today



  
Name: K.J. Costello (Transfer from Stanford)
College: Mississippi State     Number: 3
Height: 6-4   Weight: 215
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2021

40 Low: 4.76
   40 Time: 4.86
  40 High: 4.95
Projected Round: 5  Stock:    



Combine Invite: 
Height: 6041
Weight: 215

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 
40 Yard Dash (HH): 
20 Yard (ET): 
20 Yard (HH): 
10 Yard (ET): 
10 Yard (HH): 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 


Dates: 
Hand:   Arm: 
Wingspan: 

Height: 6041
Weight: 215
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2020: PMaxwell...2019: Transfer from Stanford...PMaxwell/POBrien...Announced transfer from Stanford to Mississippi State on Feb 2 '20. 102-167-1038-6-3-61.0 pass, 18-24-1.3-0 rush in 5 gms, missed rest of season in '19. 2nd team All-Pac 12, AP 1st 2nd team All-Pac 12 w/269-413-3540-29-11-65.1 pass, 42--20--0.5-0 rush in 13 gms in '18. 124-211-1573-14-4-58.7 pass, 28-92-3.3-3 rush in 11 gms in '17. Redshirted in '16.

 K.J. Costello, Mississippi State, Player News


  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB K.J. Costello, Mississippi State,...Costello was a two-time captain at Stanford who started 25 games over the course of three seasons, prior to arriving in Starkville. He has gone 495-of-791 passing for 6,151 yards and 49 touchdowns during his career. In 2018, Costello earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors when he started all 13 games and passed for 3,540 yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history. He completed 65.1 percent of his passes with 29 touchdowns and led the Pac-12 in both pass efficiency (155) and yards per attempt (8.57). - Mississippi State Football

(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Mississippi State Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  In 2018 at Stanford, the 6-foot-5 pocket passer threw for 3,540 yards and 29 touchdowns. Now he heads to join forces with new Bulldog coach Mike Leach and bring his Air Raid to the SEC. That will be fascinating to watch. Is Mississippi State ready to compete with the big boys in the SEC in Year One under Leach? Probably not. But Costello is. The team opens with New Mexico, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Tulane and Texas A&M however and it is quite possible the Bulldogs are 5-0 after that stretch. If that happens, Costello will be in that early-season Heisman talk. Then they play at Alabama, at LSU and against Auburn. - Opelika-Auburn News

(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Opelika-Auburn News
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  In an offense predicated on the aerial attack, there's perhaps no position more crucial to Mike Leach's success at MSU than under center -- or, rather, in the shotgun. For Leach, his first few weeks in Starkville were busy devising a coaching staff while also scrounging the graduate transfer market for a potential quarterback to run the show this fall -- or whenever football does return. "It's a new resource nowadays," Leach said of the transfer portal at his introductory press conference Jan. 10. "It's both positive and negative, but it can be a resource. I don't think it can be ignored for any position. Football's a competitive sport, and you're always trying to upgrade. Of course, everybody, regardless of position, remembers somebody that played from whenever. But if you can upgrade, that's the point of a team game."

In response, the Bulldogs landed a commitment from Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello -- a two-time Pac-12 all-Academic honorable mention, a second team all-conference honoree in 2018 and a former Cardinal team captain. Costello is the most experienced option of the four scholarship quarterbacks MSU currently carries. In 28 career games at Stanford, he completed 495 of 791 passes for 6,151 yards and 49 touchdowns to just 18 interceptions. His best year in a Cardinal uniform came as a sophomore, throwing for 3,540 yards and 29 touchdowns while guiding his team to a 9-4 record. "He's one of those take-charge guys -- very dedicated, competitive," former Santa Margarita High School head coach Rick Curtis said of his one-time signal-caller. "One of the great things about him is he really could rally his teammates around him. He liked that role, and they kind of gravitated toward him." While Costello has yet to arrive on campus, there shouldn't be much competition from those already enrolled at MSU for the starting job. - The Dispatch


(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: The Dispatch
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  Mississippi State went back to the well. For the second year in a row, MSU landed a coveted quarterback in the transfer portal. Last year it was Tommy Stevens from Penn State. This year, former Stanford QB K.J. Costello announced his decision to leave Palo Alto and head to Starkville for his final year of eligibility. Costello made his announcement official via Twitter. Costello spent four seasons at Stanford, including a redshirt year in 2016. He started seven games as a redshirt freshman the following year before becoming the full-time starter in 2018. Costello had one of the best statistical seasons in Stanford history as a redshirt junior. He completed 269 of his 413 pass attempts (65.1%) for 3,540 yards. He threw 29 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. - Clarion Ledger

(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Clarion Ledger
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  The final test for K.J. Costello came in the pregame warmups. If he could show he could hold and throw the football, he was a go. Being forced to stand on the sidelines for the past three weeks took its toll on the senior quarterback, who returned to Stanford's starting lineup and led the Cardinal to a 41-31 victory over visiting Arizona on Saturday. "It doesn't feel good. It's awful," Costello said of being sidelined. "Not playing a few weeks I have to challenge myself in terms of energy." An energized Costello threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns after missing three games with a thumb injury. He was 30 of 43 passing with no interceptions. Back-up Davis Mills, out with a calf injury, was unavailable.

"I feel a whole lot different playing than not playing. It's everything," Costello said. "When our offense plays the way we know we can, when we're able to run the ball, you can see the full complexion of the offense and what we want to do." Showing no signs of discomfort, Costello rifled passes to 12 different receivers, including a pair of touchdown passes to Simi Fehoko and one to Brycen Tremayne, whose only two career receptions have both gone for touchdowns. "I haven't hit an inside pass to Simi all year," Costello said. "It felt good. I think the game has finally slowed down for him." Fehoko agreed. "A lot of this season I've felt rushed," he said. "Today it slowed down. It's good to have him back, leading the ship." - Stanford/AP College Football


(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Stanford/AP College Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello will miss the 23rd-ranked Cardinal's Pac-12 opener against Southern California with an injury. Coach David Shaw said after practice Thursday that Costello had been ruled out against the Trojans on Saturday after getting knocked out of the opener against Northwestern with a head injury. Davis Mills is expected to make his first career start for the Cardinal (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12).

Costello got hurt in the closing seconds of the first half against Northwestern last week when he was hit with a forearm to the facemask while sliding on a scramble. Costello's head hit the turf and he was down for several minutes before being helped off the field. Mills completed 7 of 14 passes for 81 yards and also lost two fumbles in his most extensive collegiate action. Mills played only one game last season, throwing two passes and running the ball once. Stanford also is without star left tackle Walker Little. He also got hurt in the opener and is out indefinitely. - AP College Football


(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: AP College Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  With star quarterback K.J. Costello knocked out of the season opener, No. 25 Stanford had to rely on its defense and running game to get the win in the season opener. Costello threw a 2-yard touchdown pass before getting hurt on a late hit and the Cardinal used four turnovers and an improved running game to hold off injury plagued Northwestern 17-7 on Saturday. "It's what you want as a coach," Stanford's David Shaw said. "When things are difficult, I don't have to turn into Knute Rockne. I don't have to do all the talking...There's no sense of panic. There's a sense of we haven't played well enough and they're still in the game so we have to play better."

Cameron Scarlett ran for 97 yards and a key first down late that helped run out most of the clock and then Casey Toohill helped seal the win for the Cardinal (1-0) with a strip sack of Hunter Johnson that led to a fumble recovery in the end zone by Jordan Fox with 20 seconds left. Stanford had forced a punt by Northwestern on the previous drive to preserve a three-point lead. Costello completed 16 of 20 passes for 152 yards and the TD pass to Michael Wilson that capped a 90-yard drive in the second quarter for the Cardinal (1-0). But his day ended early when he was hit with a forearm to the facemask while sliding on a scramble by Earnest Brown IV with just 2 seconds remaining in the first half. - AP College Football


(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: AP College Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  2019 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD CANDIDATE: QB K.J. Costello, Stanford,...An All-Pac-12 second team honoree last season, Costello's 29 passing touchdowns ranked third-most in a season in school history, surpassed only by Andrew Luck (37 in 2011 and 32 in 2010). Costello also finished with the second-most passing yards (3,540) and 300-yard passing games (7) in a season in school history. - Stanford Football

(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Stanford Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here



  2019 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: K.J. Costello, Stanford, Sr., 6-5, 215, Coto de Caza, Calif.,...An All-Pac-12 second team honoree last season, Costello's 29 passing touchdowns ranked third-most in a season in school history, surpassed only by Andrew Luck (37 in 2011 and 32 in 2010). Costello also finished with the second-most passing yards (3,540) and 300-yard passing games (7) in a season in school history.

The Coto de Caza, California, native led the Pac-12 in passing efficiency (155.0) and yards per attempt (8.57), and was among the Top 25 in the nation in completion percentage (65.1%), completions per game (20.7), passing touchdowns (29), passing yards (3,540) and passing yards per game (272.3). - Stanford Football


(DS#5 QB) rSr/2021 QB K.J. CostelloMississippi State
News Source: Stanford Football
Share/Comment/External News Feed: Here





,