Brett Rypien

Boise State
QB12

Prospect Info

College
Boise State
Hometown
Class
WA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
210 lbs
30 3/8”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.11
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.91
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.1
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.29
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Rypien is the nephew of former Washington Pro Bowl and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien. He was considered one of the top recruits in the country after setting the Washington state record with 13,044 career passing yards and winning the state Player of the Year award as a senior by throwing for 4,552 yards and 50 touchdowns. It did not take him long to make an impact for the Broncos, winning Mountain West Freshman of the Year and earning first-team all-conference accolades (273-429, 63.6 completion pct., 3,353 yards, 20 TD, eight INT). Rypien was first-team All-Mountain West as a sophomore, as well, completing 61.9 percent of passes, throwing for 3,646 yards and 24 scores with just eight interceptions. He was second-team all-conference selection as a junior, completing 62.6 percent of his passes (218-348) for 2,877 yards and 16 scores (six INT). He also threw for 362 yards and two scores in the team's Las Vegas Bowl win over Oregon. MWC coaches voted Rypien their Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 after he set conference records for career passing yards (13,581) and completions (1,036). He completed 67.3 percent of his throws (301-447) for 3,705 yards and 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Rypien holds U.S. and Canadian citizenship, as his father, Tim, is from Calgary.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Nick Mullens
Overview
Light on measurables, but high on intangibles, Rypien's lack of size, mobility and NFL arm talent makes it unlikely that he'll ever become a serviceable starter. What has a chance to save him is his football intelligence, accuracy and consistency. He stepped right in as a freshman and proved he could not only survive, but thrive and grow. A troubling number of interceptions were due to lack of arm strength so he needs to find a timing-based passing game in order to find a home as a back-end backup.
Strengths
  • Comfortable and experienced playing from under center
  • Smooth drop and setup and works with good rhythm
  • Compact release
  • Plays with above average football intelligence Games defenders into showing their hand before snap
  • Good eye manipulation to pull safeties out of position
  • Feels pressure develop on the edge and climbs the pocket
  • Consistent at keeping eyes trained downfield
  • Will pump and alter initial read and re-calibrate to a new target
  • Throws with timing and anticipation
  • Accurate passer on all three levels
Weaknesses
  • Falls below normal minimum standards for size
  • Hands are smallish
  • Too many fumbles from innocuous contact in the pocket
  • Small margin for error when making field side throws. Lacks arm strength to outpace ballhawks around the field
  • Interceptions come from leaving touch throws short
  • Mobility is below average and unable to threaten with feet
  • Helpless when trying to elude sudden rusher in his face
  • Gets sacked by arm tackles
GRADE
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