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Grade
5.0 ?
  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 206LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Posted a 27-5 record as a starter. 2013: Finished season with 24 touchdown passes and one interception. Missed spring practice due to left foot surgery. Played in all 13 games with 12 starts. Did not start against Missouri, but did play after spraining both his MCL and LCL in prior game vs. Tennessee. 2012: Started in 11 of 13 games. Missed East Carolina game with right shoulder injury. Missed Clemson game with foot injury. Completed a school-record 67.5 percent of his passes. 2011: Played in 10 games with nine starts. Did not start vs. Vanderbilt. 2010: Graduated high school early to enroll at South Carolina in the spring. Played in nine games.

Analysis

Strengths

Fine touch and accuracy. Very good mobility and movement in the pocket. Tough and gritty competitor. Produced a rare 24-1 TD-INT ratio as a senior and cut down on mental mistakes that characterized his play earlier in his career. Workaholic, gym rat. Extremely determined. Vocal presence. Smart and instinctive -- is the son of a coach and understands football concepts. Plays through pain. Has a 27-5 career starting record, has rallied his team to victory off the bench and carries a calm, confident, poised field presence. Mentally and physically tough. Three-year starter in the SEC.

Weaknesses

Is undersized and injury-prone with multiple foot and shoulder injuries. Played in a non-traditional, gimmicky offense featuring many simple reads and has a tendency to birddog his primary target. Operated heavily out of the shotgun and mechanics will require seasoning. Average arm strength -- does not generate velocity on the move and comes up short on the deep ball. Can be too jittery vs. pressure and quick to tuck and run.

Bottom Line

Lacks prototype measurements and arm talent and played in a high-percentage, dink-and-dunk passing game that has not translated well to the pros, yet possesses the intangibles, toughness, football intelligence and escapability to warrant developing. Is the type of player you root for and has make-it qualities that could eventually surprise. Potentially adds situational value.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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