Photo of Chris Bonner
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Draft Analysis:

  • 6'7" Height
  • 225LBS. Weight


Bonner threw for 3,291 yards and 30 touchdowns (with eight interceptions) in helping lead the ThunderWolves to their first national championship (Division II) in 2014. In a 13-0 win over Minnesota State-Mankato in the national title game, Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 5.06 and 5.17 seconds
Vertical jump: 27 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 5 inches
Short shuttle: 4.6 seconds
3-cone: 7.58 seconds



Tall quarterback with ability to see over the defense. Smart and more experienced in a complicated offense than most QBs in this draft. Works from shotgun and under center. Climbs the pocket when he feels pressure from the edge and keeps looking for his target. Comfortable throwing while rolling out.


During delivery, gets up on tip-toe with front foot and doesn't drive hips through the throw. Balance and footwork inconsistent. Lacks consistent arm strength to make all the throws with necessary velocity. Heavy legs when trying to elude pressure. Needs more time in the weight room to add bulk. Throws receivers into contact. Needs to play with faster take-away after snap.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"He got hammered by some big shots and kept coming back for more. He's tough, but the arm isn't good enough to me." -- NFC regional scout

Bottom Line

Tall, thin quarterback from successful college program. He's intelligent and plays with poise, but lacks the athleticism and arm strength needed to get most teams excited. He has enough arm talent and football intelligence to find his way into a camp and has an outside shot of getting a late-round look.
-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.