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Chase Clement (QB)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
College: Rice
Conference: Conference USA
Hometown: Alamo Heights, TX
High School: Alamo Heights
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Overview

Clement lacks the prototypical size and strength NFL scouts look for in quarterback prospects, but he and receiver Jarret Dillard have been so productive that teams will have interest. He earned second-team All-Conference USA honors in 2007 after completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 3,377 yards with 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Those numbers only improved in his first-team all-conference senior season: 66.5 percent for 4,119 yards, 44 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,741 yards and 25 touchdowns over his career.


High School

2004 graduate of Alamo Heights High in San Antonio... Two-year starter for coach Don Byrd... Led the Mules to a 13-2 record in 2003, the most wins in school history, and a Class 4A state semifinal appearance... San Antonio area offensive player of the year, as selected by the San Antonio Express-News... Team captain... Named the all-area quarterback, as well as all-city and all-District 27-4A... Passed for 3,243 yards and 28 touchdowns, completing 193 of 305 passes as a senior... Threw only eight interceptions in 2003... Rushed for 420 yards and 14 scores in '03, putting his total offense numbers at 3,663 yards and 42 TDR... Named a KENS-TV player of the week... Academic all-district honors... Also lettered in baseball and track... Helped Alamo Heights to the area championship in baseball as a junior... Had a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale in high school... Eagle Scout.


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Analysis

Strengths: Tough, savvy, intelligent signal caller who knows the ins and outs of his offense and makes good decisions. Some zip on arm strength for short- and medium-range passes over the middle and to the sidelines. Good touch on fades. Able to go through possessions and look off safety to open up space in the secondary. Generally poised in the pocket, has quiet feet and will throw the ball despite knowing he's going to get hit. Good mobility to get more than just an occasional first down with his legs. Throws accurately running to the left or right.


Weaknesses: Shorter than teams prefer for the position. Gets lost in a collapsing pocket. Runs a spread/zone-read offense, and must work on taking snaps under center. Arm strength past 20 yards is suspect. Looks to coaches for pre-snap adjustments. Winds up a bit in his delivery, allowing defenders to read his eyes. Needs to work on securing the ball when running downfield. Will take off a bit early and receive big hits as he doesn't slide as much as he should.


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