Brian Hoyer #7 QB
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 Age: 30
Born: 10/13/1985 Lakewood , OH
College: Michigan State
Experience: 8th season
High School: St. Ignatius HS [Cleveland, OH]
Despite less than impressive statistics as a senior (51 percent completion rate, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions), Hoyer ranks as one of the more intriguing senior quarterbacks prospects due to his combination of size, arm-strength and accuracy. With so many college offenses predicated on the spread attack, some scouts are especially willing to give Hoyer a bit of a break with regards to his senior year statistics because of the Spartans' run-first offense and his receivers' propensity to drop passes.
Savvy scouts also look back to 2007, when Hoyer was blessed with a legitimate NFL-caliber receiver in Devin Thomas (now with the Washington Redskins) and passed for 2,725 yards with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In a weak quarterback class, Hoyer's solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game could result in a middle-round selection. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.