Photo of Zach Terrell
Grade
4.92 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 209LBS. Weight

Overview

Terrell and Broncos head coach P.J. Fleck helped "row the boat" to a MAC championship and 13-1 season, giving the school unprecedented exposure and success. He was a second-team All-MAC pick in 2016, completing a healthy 69.8 percent of his passes (third in the FBS) for 3,533 yards and 33 scores against just four interceptions. Terrell and Fleck led the team to their first-ever bowl win in 2015, as he was a third-team all-conference pick (3,443 yards, 29 TD, nine INT, 67.0 completion pct). He tried to get the win in a bowl game the year before (297 yards, 3 TD vs Air Force in the Potato Bowl), but had to settle for second-team All-MAC honors and leading the conference in completion percentage (67.9, 3.443 yards, 26 TD, 10 INT). Terrell took the reins of the Broncos' offense during his freshman season, starting six times (1,602 yards, eight TD, eight INT, 53.0 completion pct.)

Analysis

Strengths

Production and consistency are right down the middle of the fairway over the last three years. Recognizes when to make touch throws and is able to feather passes in over the top of defenders. Plus accuracy on short and intermediate throws. Throws with good ball placement. Gives Corey Davis every chance to make a play on deep balls. Is not prone to considering dangerous throws. Stays within himself and accentuates his strength. Has toughness to take the big shot and come back to make plays.

Weaknesses

Below average height, weight and strength for an NFL quarterback. Upper body is a little busy in his set-up and release. His release contains too much wasted motion. Unable to make all of the NFL throws. Drive throws will dive. Has to put additional air on field-side throws that could turn into interceptions as a pro. Needs to throw with better anticipation. Prone to fumbles with seven this season. Benefitted from QB-friendly scheme and dominant lead receiver.

Draft Projection

PFA

Bottom Line

Could be written off as a viable NFL prospect due to a lack of size and arm strength, but his accuracy, toughness and production should get him into an NFL camp. If Terrell can impress with his consistency and decision-making, he might be able to fight for a third quarterback spot in the future.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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