Photo of Jason Boltus
Grade
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  • 4.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 225LBS. Weight

Overview

Larry Wanke from John Carroll University was the last Division III quarterback drafted in the NFL, by the Giants in 1991, and it has been since Augustana College's (Ill.) Ken Anderson led the Bengals in the 1980s that a D-III singal-caller has had any real success. But Boltus, an AP Little All-American pick, has the size and production to be on the NFL draft radar.

He ended up in D-III because he wanted to play in a pass-happy offense right away after transferring following his redshirt season at Albany. Boltus completed almost 60 percent of his passes for more than 3,900 yards, with 46 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions in 2008, which was surprisingly similar to the production during his first three seasons as a starter. Had an arm span of 31 1/2 inches and a hand span of 9 1/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Passes the eye test, with all of the raw tools to be an NFL quarterback. Good height for the position and strong builds in the upper and lower bodies. Can throw the ball 65 yards in the air. Strong enough to throw the ball while being brought down. Excellent zip on his passes with a tight spiral and is accurate on short to intermediate throws. Opens up his hips to throw a strong ball to his left. Has the athleticism to throw on the run, move within the pocket or get first downs with his legs. Generally poised on the field. Negatives: Coaches must shorten his delivery, which has a bit of a wind-up, to speed up his release. Raw in terms of his footwork, reading defenses and anticipating throws. Waits until his receiver is open to make the pass. Thinks he can thread the needle into small windows that will close up at the next level. Ball sails when he tries to add velocity. Runs awkwardly on the scramble, holding the ball too loosely. Does not throw accurately on the run, failing to keep his shoulders square. Needs to let off check-down throws and get more air under red zone fades and throws down the sidelines. Productivity came in a lower level of competition, and he must get used to the speed of NFL defenders.
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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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