Photo of Bryce Petty
Drafted By: Jets
  • Round 4
  • Pick 4
  • Overall 103

Combine Results

5.4 ?
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Jets add a developmental quarterback to challenge Geno Smith. Petty needs considerable development after being groomed in Art Briles' spread system but he has NFL size and the arm to make all the throws. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 7/8" Arm Length
  • 230LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Selected for 2015 Senior Bowl. Led school to back-to-back Big 12 championships, going 21-4 as two-year starter. In 2014, selected second-team All-Big 12, throwing for 3,855 yards and 29 TDs with 7 interceptions. Rushed for 101 yards and 6 TDs. Sat out only one game despite cracking two small bones in his back in season opener. Threw for Cotton Bowl record 550 yards against Michigan State. In 2013, selected Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Big 12, throwing for 4,200 yards, 32 TDs and 3 interceptions. Rushed for 209 yards and 14 TDs on 94 attempts. Served as backup in 2011 and 2012. Redshirted in 2010 and grayshirted in 2009, taking classes at Navarro College. Graduated in 2013 with a degree in health science studies.



Possesses NFL size. Not a burner, but has enough functional movement outside of the pocket. Scouts label him ultra-competitive, tough and smart. Strong leader. Engineered 21-point fourth-quarter comeback win over TCU in 2014. Played through a back injury for most of his senior season. Doesn't have a cannon, but arm strength is NFL-starter quality. Deep-ball accuracy improved from 2013 to 2014. Understands when to throw the fastball and when to use touch. Gets feet set with good balance on delivery. Keeps ball at proper height on set-up and has quick release. Rarely underthrows deep passes, preferring to give only his wide receiver a chance to catch the ball. Can elude pressure and buy himself time to make a play.


Scouts concerned he could be product of Baylor's one-read system. Has tendency to spray the ball against zone coverage on intermediate routes. Can extend plays but won't make many plays downfield once he extends. Mistakes happen when forced to come off of first read. Struggles when defenders are near his feet. Yards per attempt declined in 2014 and screens were a much higher percentage of his passes. Struggles to pull himself from the doldrums when having a poor game. Nose of the ball dives when he doesn't drive throws with his lower body. Must learn to read defenses and get through his progressions when he joins the NFL.

Draft Projection

Round 4

Sources Tell Us

"My grade is a projection based on what I think he can do rather than what he did this year. I think his back was a bigger problem for him than people realize." -- AFC North area scout

"Offenses that ask quarterbacks to look to the sidelines so coaches can make the pre-snap reads will never crank out NFL ready quarterbacks. Those quarterbacks all need redshirt years in the league." -- AFC West area scout

"After watching the tape, talking to both guys and seeing them work out, I have Petty ahead as my third quarterback." -- AFC quarterbacks coach

NFL Comparison

Austin Davis

Bottom Line

NFL evaluators felt like Petty's senior season was disappointing, but those same evaluators love his size, leadership and intangibles. He needs a year or two of practice time and camp work to learn how to get through his progressions, but has the intelligence to do that. Petty flashed plenty of arm strength at the NFL Scouting Combine and as the draft draws closer, teams might very well begin to conceptualize Petty fitting into their offense as a potential starter of the future.
-Lance Zierlein
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.