DJ Uiagalelei brings a ton of experience and has faced some of the better defenses in the ACC, unlike most of the terrible defenses in the Pac-12. He performed well against tough defenses in 2022 while at Clemson. He had several games completing over 62 percent of his passes against FSU, Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Miami. He's a willing runner who averaged 11 carries per game at Clemson. Oregon State didn't use him much as a runner, only averaging six carries per game. That might have been why his completion percentage was much lower since teams didn't have to account for him in the run game.
He completed 62 percent of his passes at Clemson in 2022. He's accurate on most throws when he sets his feet. Uiagalelei is durable at 250 pounds, and can help FSU be effect in short yardage situations, an area they struggled mightily the last few seasons. He doesn't turn the ball over much and has a cannon for an arm with the ability to stretch the field vertically. He doesn't take a ton of sacks that will put you behind the chains too much. He's someone that could help mentor a young Brock Glenn and Luke Kromenhoek with enough wins under his belt that it holds weight. He probably comes at a more affordable price compared to Cam Ward.