Photo of Tommy Rees
Grade
4.75 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 214LBS. Weight

Overview

Threw for 7,670 yards in four seasons at Notre Dame, third in school history. 2013: Honorable mention All-Independent Team. Became third ND QB with 3,000 pass yards in a season. 300-plus yards in first 3 games. 142 yards, 1 TD vs. Michigan State. 284 yards, 5 TDs at Air Force. 2012: Played 11 games, starting 2 (Miami and BYU). 2011: Honorable mention All-Independent Team. Played 13 games, starting 12. Multiple TDs in 6 games. 200-plus yards in 8 games. 315 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs at Michigan. 2010: Played 9 games, starting 4 and winning all 4. Became first Irish QB to win bowl game as freshman. High School: 2,572 yards, 23 TDs as senior in Illinois. Misc: Father, Bill, is a college scout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also has worked for the Bears, Browns, Chiefs and 49ers.

Analysis

Strengths

Is smart and has a good understanding of football concepts. Nice release and generally gets rid of the ball in timely fashion. Gives his receivers a chance to make a play. Has 31 career starts and has handled the pressure of performing on the biggest of stages. Mentally tough (did not wither under microscope). Showed he could come in cold and move the team.

Weaknesses

Marginal arm talent and physical tools. Limited athlete. Struggles to improvise and create plays once the pocket breaks down -- cannot manipulate his arm and throwing platform. Has never been a full-time starter.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Heavy-footed, undersized pocket passer with limited arm talent, sporadic accuracy and inconsistent touch. Inability to take care of the ball and limit mistakes left him in and out of the lineup throughout his career. Can provide an arm in a camp.
-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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