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Grade
4.85 ?
  • 4.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 235LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Started all 14 games. Threw for single-season school records of 5,401 yards and 53 touchdown, breaking Keith Null's records from 2008. Led Division II in passing yards and touchdowns. 2012: Started all 15 games. School reached the NCAA Division II semifinal for first time in school history. Second in Division II with 4,712 passing yards and 45 TDs. 2011: Played in 11 games with 10 starts. 2010: Played in four games as the third-string QB. 2009: Redshirted. Misc: Is West Texas A&M's all-time leader in completions (1,040), attempts (1,624), passing yards (10.525) and touchdowns (123).

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size. Good short-to-intermediate accuracy when he has time to set his feet and step into throws. Very intelligent. Superb leadership qualities and intangibles. Highly respected, vocal team leader. Very competitive. Urgent, demanding, on-field presence. Outstanding production. Tough and durable.

Weaknesses

Has small hands. Most balls are flat with little arc and not easily catchable. Plays in a spread-pistol offense operating exclusively out of the gun and featuring a lot of simple, one-look reads. Very average mobility to escape the rush and create plays in the pocket with his feet. Will force the ball under duress and needs to hone his decision-making. Is late to trigger and takes unnecessary sacks. Has not faced top competition and windows will tighten in the pros.

Bottom Line

A developmental, dink-and-dunk pocket passer with intriguing intangibles and leadership qualities sought for a supportive backup or No. 3 role. Will require time to acclimate to the speed of the NFL game.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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