Photo of Seth Russell
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


Baylor quarterbacks haven't fared well in the NFL, but Russell could be the exception due to his athleticism (reported 41-inch vertical, sub-4.5 40) and arm talent. However, he didn't see the field as much as scouts would like during his five years in Waco. Russell played quite a bit coming off the bench in his redshirt freshman season of 2013 (26-43, 60.5 completion pct., 427 yards, three TD, three INT) and started one game in eight appearances in 2014 (48-85, 56.5 completion pct., 804 yards, eight TD, one INT). He was on course to be an all-conference passer in 2015 until suffering a neck injury seven games into the year. Russell was still named honorable mention All-Big 12 for completing 59.5 of his throws for 2,104 yards and 29 touchdowns (six interceptions), and running for 402 yards and six scores. He returned for 2016, but again missed the end of the year with a severe ankle injury. In nine starts, Russell threw for 2,126 yards and 20 touchdowns against eight interceptions, with just a 54.7 completion percentage.

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.