Photo of Brandon Weeden
Drafted By: Browns
  • Round 1
  • Pick 22
  • Overall 22

Combine Results

Grade
83.7 ?

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "They got their running back earlier, and now they got their QB. He can make all the throws. People are concerned about Weeden's age at 28 years old, but you draft him because you expect him to compete this year. If he's the more impressive guy in camp, then he will start over Colt McCoy."

  • 6'4" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 221LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Weeden joined the Cowboys after a stint playing minor league baseball. Weeden has been the signal-caller for one of the country's most efficient and explosive offenses. He is a poised, effective thrower who has great pocket presence and makes quick decisions with the ball to keep the chains moving. He rarely throws interceptions despite the high number of attempts in his scheme. He could be picked as high as the second round.

Analysis

Strengths

Weeden has an NFL-quality frame that allows him to look over the offensive line and deliver his throws without a hitch. His quick release is his strongest asset, as he consistently fires the ball with a compact throwing motion and strong delivery. The ball zips off his arm, and he has the ability to fit it in any tight space. He is "all of the above" in terms of being a mature, poised leader. He is an accurate passer on throws short and long, and he has that gunslinger mentality to go for the deep ball when it's an option. He understands route progressions and throwing the ball to allow his receiver to make a play.

Weaknesses

Despite his baseball background, Weeden is only an average athlete and is very limited when scrambling. He has a tough time getting outside the pocket, and his accuracy and touch decrease immensely when he scrambles. He seems to grasp route concepts and looks for his second option, but he will hold the ball for extended periods of times and could be a product of his quick-read offensive scheme.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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