Photo of Collin Klein
Grade
55.0 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 226LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Klein started off his career at Kansas State as a redshirt in 2008. In 2009, he saw extremely limited action, as he threw and completed just one pass for 27 yards. He also caught six passes for 38 yards and one touchdown. In 2010, Klein saw spot duty as a quarterback before getting starts against Colorado and Texas. Klein took over as the starter at quarterback in 2011, and earned first-team All-Big 12 honors. He completed 161 passes out of 281 attempts (57.3 percent) with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 13-to-6. Klein also contributed 27 rushing touchdowns on 317 carries. Klein broke a 42-year-old record for Kansas State rushing touchdowns in a season.



Klein started off 2012 as a Heisman favorite. He ultimately finished third in the voting, putting together a stellar statistical season. Klein completed 194 passes out of his 304 attempts (64.8 percent) and threw for 16 touchdowns to nine interceptions. On the ground, Klein carried the football 207 times and notched 23 touchdowns. Klein was selected to the All-Big 12 first team, as well as to the AP All-American second-team.

Analysis

Strengths

Good athlete with power in his lower body. Runs with power, and can break tackles. Shows great leadership and toughness. Good velocity in the short/intermediate passing game. Displays very good mobility within the pocket, able to elude defenders. Works through his progressions, and makes smart decisions.

Weaknesses

Plagued by inaccuracy. Awkward delivery, throws with a hitch which contributes to his inaccuracy. Struggles to lead receivers. Footwork needs to be cleaned up.

NFL Comparison

Tim Tebow

Bottom Line

Klein was a great college player, but is unlikely to have that same kind of success in the professional ranks. He will have to make serious changes to how he plays the quarterback position, or he will need to convert to running back or fullback. However, Klein is still a massive threat running the football, as he runs with great power and can break tackles. A creative offensive staff could potentially find a place for him.
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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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