Colby’s brother, Jordan, played tight end at the University of Southern California, and currently plays for the Cleveland Browns. Colby started out his career at Louisiana Tech as a redshirt in 2008. In 2009, he saw some limited action, participating in five games, and completing 14 of 26 passes for 142 yards. The following season, Cameron completed 54 of his 91 attempts for 461 yards and one touchdown to five interceptions. Cameron played in seven games in 2011, and logged six starts. He completed 97 of 172 passes for 11 touchdowns, two interceptions, and 1,403 yards.
Cameron had by far his best season in 2012. He won the Sammy Baugh Award (which goes to college football’s top passer), was named first-team All-WAC, and won the WAC Offensive Player of the Year Award. Cameron set the NCAA record for most passes thrown in a season without an interception in a season (428) and in a career (444). He finished the year completing 359 of his 522 pass attempts (68.8%) for 4,174 yards, 31 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. He also added four rushing touchdowns.
Great efficiency and production. Possesses some athletic ability. Smart, doesn't make many mistakes. Team leader. Quick release, and shows good anticipation. Throws a tight spiral, and has some surprising velocity on outside and intermediate patterns. Has good touch when dropping the deep ball in the bucket.
Lacks prototypical size for the position. Arm strength is lacking. Will struggle to fit the ball into tight windows or to drive the ball downfield. Many of his reads were pre-determined and included easy completions. Only one full season of great production.
Cameron won the Sammy Baugh award in 2012, which is awarded to college football's top passer. Cameron doesn't make mistakes with the football, and has a nice, quick release. However, he lacks the physical tools to ever be a starting caliber quarterback at the next level.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
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).
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.
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.
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.