Photo of Colby Cameron
Grade
50.0 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Colby’s brother, Jordan, played tight end at the University of Southern California, and currently plays for the Cleveland Browns. Colby started out his career at Louisiana Tech as a redshirt in 2008. In 2009, he saw some limited action, participating in five games, and completing 14 of 26 passes for 142 yards. The following season, Cameron completed 54 of his 91 attempts for 461 yards and one touchdown to five interceptions. Cameron played in seven games in 2011, and logged six starts. He completed 97 of 172 passes for 11 touchdowns, two interceptions, and 1,403 yards.



Cameron had by far his best season in 2012. He won the Sammy Baugh Award (which goes to college football’s top passer), was named first-team All-WAC, and won the WAC Offensive Player of the Year Award. Cameron set the NCAA record for most passes thrown in a season without an interception in a season (428) and in a career (444). He finished the year completing 359 of his 522 pass attempts (68.8%) for 4,174 yards, 31 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. He also added four rushing touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Great efficiency and production. Possesses some athletic ability. Smart, doesn't make many mistakes. Team leader. Quick release, and shows good anticipation. Throws a tight spiral, and has some surprising velocity on outside and intermediate patterns. Has good touch when dropping the deep ball in the bucket.

Weaknesses

Lacks prototypical size for the position. Arm strength is lacking. Will struggle to fit the ball into tight windows or to drive the ball downfield. Many of his reads were pre-determined and included easy completions. Only one full season of great production.

NFL Comparison

Case Keenum

Bottom Line

Cameron won the Sammy Baugh award in 2012, which is awarded to college football's top passer. Cameron doesn't make mistakes with the football, and has a nice, quick release. However, he lacks the physical tools to ever be a starting caliber quarterback at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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