All three North team quarterbacks in the Reese's Senior Bowl are from the ACC, and NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Monday that each has something to prove this week.
The three are Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Miami's Stephen Morris and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas. Boyd and Thomas were three-year starters, while Morris was a two-season starter.
Mayock said all three have "legitimate" NFL arms, but he said he has concerns about each.
On Boyd: Mayock likes how Boyd can make plays with his arm and with his feet and noted that he was 32-8 as the Tigers' starter. The knock, though, is that Boyd is "highly inconsistent from an accuracy standpoint."
On Morris: Mayock raved about Morris' arm strength. "Stephen Morris might have the best arm in this entire draft," he said. But overall, Mayock said, Morris had a "wildly inconsistent year." Mayock noted that Morris played with ankle and foot injuries this season and said the inconsistency could have been attributable to the injuries.
On Thomas: In terms of size, Mayock said the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Thomas reminded him of Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger. He also called Thomas "the biggest enigma in the draft." Mayock said if you only watched tape of Thomas' performance against Michigan in the Sugar Bowl at the end of his sophomore season, "he's the first pick in that entire draft. However, since then it's been mostly bad tape. He lacks the anticipation, pocket awareness. He had a really good game against Miami this year and then a bunch of bad games." Fellow NFL Media draft analyst Charles Davis noted that some college teams recruited Thomas as a tight end out of high school and that "tight end talk is back in play for him."
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