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Mike Teel (QB)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
College: Rutgers
Conference: AAC
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
High School: Don Bosco Prep HS
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Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 5 (178)
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Pick Analysis: Teel has an extremely strong arm. He was plagued by some Rutgers receivers dropping passes last year and he lacks speed, but he has a cannon and is very smart. He helped turn around the Rutgers program and has a shot to develop into something.
  1. Overview
  2. Analysis
Overview

A durable three-plus-year starter with NFL size and an adequate arm, Teel really started to turn heads during the team's seven-win run at the end of 2008. His connections with fellow 2009 NFL Draft prospects wide receivers Tiquan Underwood and Kenny Britt lit up scoreboards through the final two months of the season.


Teel improved statistically each season, partially because his receivers began catching the ball consistently. He set career highs as a senior with 3,418 passing yards and 25 touchdowns.


An NFL team will take a chance on him as a late-round pick or priority free agent because of his strong physical and mental makeup.


High School

Two-time First Team All-State selection ... two-time All-Parochial and All-Bergen County pick ... led Don Bosco to 23-consecutive wins to end his career, including an 11-0 mark in 2003 and back-to-back state championships ... team was ranked No. 1 in the state in 2002 and 2003 ... ranked the nation's 48th-best quarterback by The Insiders.com and the 23rd-best player in New Jersey by Rivals.com ... completed 117 of 179 passes (65 percent) for 2,159 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2002 ... threw for 1,891 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior in 2003, despite rarely playing in the second half ... threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns in 42-0 win over Hackensack, a team which had not allowed a touchdown in its previous four games ... was an AP Junior All-American.


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Analysis

Positives: Good size for the position, tall enough to survey the field. Quick setup and delivery. Adequate arm strength, throws with some zip on short and intermediate passes over the middle. Gets good air on deep balls, stands tall and delivers. Drops to sidearm when needed, has touch on shorter throws so receivers can run after the catch. Anticipates wells, throws where his receiver will be. Experienced taking snaps from center or via shotgun. Good intangibles, a team leader. Played through a broken right (throwing) hand in 2007.


Negatives: Lacks the mobility to consistently make plays outside the pocket. Throws too many interceptions because he takes chances and tends to stare down and stick to his primary receiver. Gets the ball in the vicinity of his receiver but is not deadly accurate. Deep throws and fades will float inside instead of reaching the outside shoulder. Puts everything into his deep outs, lowering his release point by dipping his left shoulder. Must learn to deal with pressure in a tighter in a tighter NFL pocket.


Injury Report

2007: Threw for the second-most passing yards (3,147) in a single season in program history despite playing through thumb and hand injuries most of the season.


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