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Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.1 ?
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.25 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Wenning is probably the best quarterback prospect in this 2014 NFL Draft class that we haven’t heard anything about." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

The Ohio prep had a 49-4 record as a starter and lettered in basketball and baseball. Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2010, starting the final 10, and completed 128 of 235 passes (54.5 percent) for 1,373 yards with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Made all 12 starts in 2011, going 287-of-449 (63.9 percent) for 2,786 yards with 19 TDs and 11 INTs. In 2012, started 12 games and went 301-of-460 for 3,095 yards with 24 TDs and 10 INTs. Caught a 12-yard touchdown pass against Indiana. Missed the regular-season finale against Miami (OH) with a fractured right ankle but returned to start the Beef 'O' Brady Bowl. In 2013, became the first Ball State QB to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season in after going 319-of-498 (64.1 percent) for 4,148 yards with 35 TDs and seven INTs in 13 starts. Set school career records for completions (1,035), attempts (1,642), passing yards (11,402) and touchdowns (92). Had 13 career rushing touchdowns and a 27-20 mark in 47 starts. Two-time team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Experienced, four-year starter with a solid build. Very smart and understands the offense. Outstanding football character and personal character -- works at his craft, is driven to succeed and will represent a franchise well. Respected leader -- two-time team captain. Football is very improtant to him. Very tough and highly competitive. Has directed 10 fourth-quarter comebacks in his career. Consistent in his approach.

Weaknesses

Average arm strength, athletic ability and pocket mobility to avoid the first wave and make throws off-balance and under duress. Carries a heavyness in his body and lacks twitch. Works almost exclusively out of the gun and will need to adapt to working from under center. Cannot easily manipulate his arm and throwing platform. Does not drive the deep out and accuracy and placement diminishes downfield. Production is inflated from regularly facing inferior MAC competition.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Heavy-bodied, dink-and-dunk, rhythm passer who could be challenged to fit the ball into tight NFL windows. Has the makeup desired in a No. 3 QB and could develop into a functional backup in a West Coast passing game.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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