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Matt Nichols (QB)
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Overview

Nichols is a prospect who must shake the small-school label and lack of height. But he possesses the game experience, decision-making ability, accuracy and mental makeup you like to see for the next level. Nichols should hear his named called on Day 3 of the draft.


Strengths

Nichols possesses good bulk and deceptive speed for the quarterback position. Durable performer in college. Understands timing and displays the ability to move through his progressions. Takes care of the football. Exhibits good accuracy on short-to-intermediate throws. Has just enough arm strength to make all the throws. Possesses a quick release. Has the pocket mobility to buy extra time and can pick up some yards when flushed.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height to stand tall in the pocket. Not consistently accurate when throwing the deep ball. Has a three-quarter release point, which coupled with his height, is a cause for some concern. Lacks playing experience against top college competition.

Grade

2.0