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2011 Quarterback Reports
Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 225
40: 4.73
Year: 5Sr

Austen Arnaud

School: Iowa State
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who put up 59%/1703/13/10 passing and 103/287/2 rushing as a senior. Junior totals included 58.7%/2015/14/13 through the air with 561 yards rushing and eight more scores on the ground. Posted a career-best 2792 yards passing as a sophomore.
Positive: Big, strong passer whose game never improved the past two seasons. Sells ball fakes, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and possesses a quick release. Zips the ball in the intermediate field and also drives deep passes. Athletic, can get outside the pocket, and easily make passes on the move. Can pick up yardage with his legs.
Negative: Stares down the primary target. Forces the ball into covered receivers and puts passes up for grabs. Sprays throws and possesses poor accuracy and as pass placement.
Analysis: Arnaud looked liked a potential star in the making after his sophomore season of 2008 but his game leveled off and in many instances even regressed. He lacks the fundamentals and intangibles to play at the next level, but he should be given a look in camp this summer to see if he's worth keeping on a practice squad

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.62
Year: 5Sr

Blake Bolles

School: Northwest Missouri State
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-American and all-Conference honors each of the past two years. Senior totals included 63%/3846/30/11 after he had 4145 yards passing and 42 touchdowns as a junior.
Positive: Accurate short and intermediate passer with a nice feel for the position. Patient in the pocket, surveys the field, and does not make poor choices. Does a terrific job commanding the offense. Nicely places passes and lets receivers run to the ball. Always finds the safety. Displays an outstanding sense of timing. Stands in the pocket and will take hits to get the ball away.
Negative: Struggles getting outside the pocket to make throws on the move. Possesses an average arm and really cannot put speed on throws.
Analysis: Bolles is a timing and touch quarterback who's done a terrific job commanding the offense the past two years on a small college level. He's a good game manager but lacks the pure physical skills to be anything other than a practice squad player in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 240
40: 5.23
Year: 5Sr

Ben Chappell

School: Indiana
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 62.5%/3295/24/9 as a senior after junior totals of 62.6%/2941/17/15.
Positive: Terrific timing passer who has fallen under the radar the past two years. Patient and poised in the pocket, makes good decisions for the most part, and throws with an over-the-top delivery. Displays good sense and awareness, knows where his receivers are on the field, and steps up to avoid pressure. Zips the ball into targets, accurate, and effectively places passes where only his receivers can make the catch. Throws a catchable ball. Does a terrific job controlling the offense.
Negative: Throws with poor footwork, consistently falling out of passes rather than stepping in and releasing off his top foot. Stares down the primary target and is not averse to putting the ball up for grabs. High of the mark when he tries to get the ball through the tight spots. Not a threat running with the ball. Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun.
Analysis: Chappell has been a very consistent and productive quarterback the two years he started for Indiana. He could be a serviceable backup passer at the next level if given a chance.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 223
40: 5.12
Year: 5Sr

Ryan Colburn

School: Fresno State
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 63.1%/2817/23/9 as a senior and 60.7%/2459/19/11 as a junior.
Positive: High-percentage passer who plays an intelligent game. Poised in the pocket, looks away from covered receivers, and does not force the ball or make errant decisions. Effectively commands the offense, displays terrific patience, and is natural looking off the safety. Seems at ease surveying the field, waits for receivers to come free, and throws with solid fundamentals. Displays good overall awareness and consistently goes to the safe underneath outlet.
Negative: Lacks a big-time arm and cannot get the ball downfield. Has a high point of release, and passes sail when he tries to get extra velocity on the ball. Lacks great pocket stature.
Analysis: Colburn displayed a lot of improvement in his game the past two seasons. He lacks the top physical skills for the next level and projects as a third quarterback in a timing offense.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 221
40: 4.93
Year: 5Sr

Mike Coughlin

School: Boise State
Position: QB
Bio: Career backup that played in 16 games the past two seasons and completed 16 of the 28 passes he attempted.
Positive: Physically gifted pocket passer that is a terrific developmental prospect for the next level. Sells the ball fakes, displays good awareness in the pocket and throws with an over-the-top delivery. Remains poised, stands in the pocket and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Displays good speed on throws, delivers the ball with solid passing fundamentals and has the arm strength to make all the passes.
Negative: Struggles getting outside to tackle box to make the throw on the move. Rarely asked to throw the ball downfield in game conditions. Must improve his timing as receivers are consistently waiting on the ball.
Analysis: Coughlin flew under the radar screen in the scouting community until the Boise State pro-day when he was a practice quarterback and turned heads with the ability to make all the NFL passes. He's a major project yet has all the physical skills necessary to play in the NFL and should get consideration in the late rounds of the draft.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
40: 5.12
Year: 5Sr

Andy Dalton

School: TCU
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year after his junior and senior campaigns. Senior passing totals included 66.1%/2857/27/6 with 435 yards and TDs rushing. Had 61.6%/2756/23/8 passing as a junior with 512 yards and three scores on the ground.
Positive: Tough high-percentage passer with a terrific feel for the position. Patient in the pocket, surveys the field, and finds the open wide out. Knows where receivers are on the field, does not force the ball into covered receivers, and takes the safe underneath outlet. Remains poised as the pocket collapses around him, makes good decisions and takes the ball up field rather than making errant throws. Shows the ability to pick up yardage with his legs. Possesses a quick release, puts good speed on the short throws, and has terrific timing. Accurate, does not have receivers waiting on the ball and gets passes through the tight spots. Hits receivers in stride and does a terrific job placing passes where only his target can make the reception. Natural looking off the safety. Effectively leads the offense.
Negative: Does not always sense the rush. Does not always throw the ball with proper footwork. Struggles with accuracy on deep throws. Needs to put a lot of effort into his motion to get extra velocity on the ball.
Analysis: Dalton was an outstanding quarterback on the college level and has enough skills to be a game manager in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 225
40: 4.82
Year: 4Sr

Patrick Devlin

School: Delaware
Position: QB
Bio: Penn State transfer who has started the past two seasons for the Blue Hens. All-Conference and All- American player as a senior with totals of 68%/3032/22/3. Junior numbers included 64%/2664/16/9.
Positive: High percentage passer with limited arm strength for the next level. Patient in the pocket, remains poised as it collapses around him, and steps up to avoid the rush. Looks away from covered receivers, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and displays good pass placement. Takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available, displays a sense of timing, and gets the ball through tight spots. Buys time for receivers, displays terrific awareness, and scans the field looking for the open target. Sells ball fakes, puts touch on throws when necessary, and leads receivers over the middle.
Negative: Not a big passer who can withstand the rush. Does not possess a big arm, cannot get speed on passes, or drive deep throws. Does not consistently throw tight spirals.
Analysis: Devlin was a terrific leader on the small school level and is always in control of the situation. He was a high percentage passer who stayed away from poor decision-making. He lacks the arm strength to be a starter on the NFL level yet shows the wherewithal and short range accuracy to be a third quarterback in a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 228
40: 4.81
Year: 5Sr

Chris Dieker

School: Southern Illinois
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 61.7%/1816/15/11 as a senior after putting up junior totals of 58.4%/1326/10/5 in eight games. Missed the end of the season with a broken collarbone. Had career numbers of 2083 yards passing and 16 touchdowns during his sophomore season.
Positive: Accurate passer with terrific field awareness. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and displays a sense of timing. Accurate, gets the ball through the tight spots against underneath coverage, and puts passes where only his receivers can make the reception. Quickly locates the open target on the field, puts touch on throws when necessary, and makes good decisions in the pocket. Looks away from covered receivers and will pull the ball down and run with it rather than force an errant throw.
Negative: Possesses a tall, slim build and lacks great pocket presence. Ineffective throwing on the move. Lacks a big arm and needs to put a lot of effort on passes to get speed on them.
Analysis: Dieker was a solid college cornerback but lacks the pure physical skills to be anything other than a practice squad player at the next level.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
40: 4.82
Year: 5Sr

Nathan Enderle

School: Idaho
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 56.7%/3314/22/16 as a senior after putting up junior totals of 61.5%/2906/22/9.
Positive: Large, strong-armed passer who must improve his accuracy. Possesses good pocket stature, strong enough to withstand the rush and gets the ball off with defenders draped on him. Has a quick release, gets rid the ball with a flick of the wrist, and all the passes possess terrific velocity. Easily zips the outs, drives the ball downfield, and his passes immediately get to the intended target. Powers the ball through the tight spots, puts air under corner patterns and lets receivers run to the ball. Looks off the safety, locates receivers on the field, and will slide outside the pocket to buy time or give himself a better view of the field.
Negative: Does not always makes proper choices under the rush. Often throws with poor mechanics, releasing the ball off his back foot or not properly following through on throws. Does not display a sense of timing. Does not sense pressure and lacks the ability to elude oncoming rushers.
Analysis: Enderle did a terrific job leading the Idaho offense the past three years and has all the physical skills necessary to play at the next level. That being said, he must improve his mechanics, consistently throw with proper fundamentals, and find a way to become a more accurate passer before he'll break into a starting line-up on the NFL level

Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
40: 5.08
Year: 5Sr

Zach Frazer

School: Connecticut
Position: QB
Bio: Notre Dame transfer who started 11 games as a senior and posted 52.1%/1425/5/6. Struggled with a knee injury during his junior campaign and finished with 53.2%/1461/10/9 in seven starts.
Positive: High percentage passer that lacks the physical skills to be a starter at the next level. Patient in the pocket, natural looking off the safety, and buys time for receivers. Remains poised, identifies the open wide out and puts touch on throws when necessary. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid it, and remains calm under the rush.
Negative: Displays minimal zip on throws and struggles with downfield accuracy. Struggled with injuries throughout his career.
Analysis: Frazer possesses intangibles, effectively leads the offense on the field, and for the most part makes proper decisions throughout the game. But he does not have the arm strength to be anything other than a third quarterback on a roster.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 235
40: 4.61
Year: 3Jr

Blaine Gabbert

School: Missouri
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore season. Totals last year included 63.4%/3186/16/9 after 58.9%/3593/24/9 as a sophomore.
Positive: Athletic passer who's made progress the past two seasons and offers a good amount of upside. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and remains poised under pressure. Does not force the ball into covered receivers, takes the safe underneath outlet, and displays the arm strength to make all the throws. Makes proper decisions, will get rid the ball rather than making errant passes, and reacts well under pressure. Possesses a quick release and fires the ball through the tight spots. Places the ball in front of receivers and lets them run to it. Displays good timing on outs. Puts touch on throws when necessary. Strong enough to withstand the rush and get the pass off with defenders draped on him. Throws with an over-the-top delivery. Recognizes defenses and finds the open seams in zone coverage.
Negative: Must be more consistent with his throwing technique. Releases the ball off his back foot, which results in passes being high of the mark. Very inconsistent with his footwork throwing the ball. Tends to stare down the primary target on occasion. Can pick up yardage with his legs but is not great escaping pressure. Occasionally relies on his arm to make plays, which results in dangerous throws. Takes most of his snaps from the shotgun.
Analysis: Gabbert has grown as a quarterback and showed terrific improvement the past two years. He's a leader on the field and possesses all the skills to be a starter in the NFL. Gabbert must improve the consistency of his fundamentals rather than relying on his arm strength alone to make plays if he ever going to be a productive starter at the next level.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 221
40: 5.23
Year: 5Sr

Taylor Harris

School: West Texas A&M
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 62.2%/4806/38/18 as a senior after junior totals of 65.3%/3738/22/12.
Positive: Ultra-productive small school signal caller with a good feel for the position. Patient in the pocket, buys time, and takes a hit in order to get the throw away. For the most part goes through receiver progressions, knows where his targets are on the field, and is in control of the situation. Looks away from covered receivers, possesses a relatively quick release, and shows accuracy on short and intermediate passes.
Negative: Constantly high of the mark and has receivers reaching vertically to grab passes. Struggles with touch passes. Works primarily out of the shotgun. Statistics are padded from the four-receiver passing offense he played in.
Analysis: Harris is a solid timing passer who will need a lot of work on his overall game to ever make an active roster in the NFL.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

Mike Hartline

School: Kentucky
Position: QB
Bio: Became a full-time starter as a senior and produced career numbers of 66.2%/2178/23/9. Started five games as a junior before injuring his knee and finished the year with 802 yards passing and 6 touchdowns.
Positive: High-percentage passer with marginal upside. Throws with an over-the-top delivery, possesses a quick release, and makes good decisions in the pocket. Sets up screen passes and is relatively accurate down the field. Lines up under center on passing downs.
Negative: Not always on the same page as his receivers. Cannot escape the rush and marginally effective throwing on the move. Not a sturdy quarterback.
Analysis: Hartline had an up-and-down career prior to 2010, but finally pulled the pieces together and did a terrific job leading the Kentucky offense. He possesses adequate physical skills, including a frame that should get bigger as he physically matures. Hartline is a developmental prospect who should be stashed on a practice squad.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 204
40: 5.13
Year: 5Sr

Michael Herrick

School: Northern Arizona
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 63.4%/2061/15/9 as a senior. All-Conference selection as a junior with totals of 68.2%/3356 and 22 touchdowns.
Positive: Tough and feisty quarterback who does a terrific job leading the offense. Patient in the pocket, displays terrific field sense, and buys time for receivers. Keeps his eyes down the field, possesses a quick release, and shows good speed on short and intermediate throws. Knows where his receivers are on the field, puts touch on throws when necessary, and displays a sense of timing. Remains poised and makes proper decisions. Looks away from covered receivers. Stands in the pocket and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away.
Negative: Must improve his fade and corner patterns. Does not consistently follow through over his top foot and fall out of throws. Lack of height seemingly makes it difficult for him to see over the line on occasion.
Analysis: Herrick lacks great physical skills for the NFL, but he has been very active on the college level and does not back down from a challenge. He's nothing more than a backup quarterback but could be an option for a team that runs Wildcat schemes in the red zone.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Ross Jenkins

School: Louisiana Tech
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 62.8%/1760/12/6 as a senior. Had career-highs 2095 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior.
Positive: Intelligent, patient timing passer with good awareness. Stands strong in the pocket, sells ball fakes, and displays a sense of timing on throws. Effectively commands the offense, makes proper decisions, and does not force the ball to covered receivers. Accurate, effectively places passes, and hits receivers in stride. Stands in against the rush to get the ball away and is natural looking off the safety.
Negative: Not a strong or sturdy passer. Lacks overall arm strength. Cannot zip the ball into the short field or drive deep throws. Throws with a three-quarters/side-arm delivery.
Analysis: Jenkins has terrific intangibles but lacks the pure physical skills for the next level. He's a practice squad prospect who should be given consideration by a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 251
40: 4.75
Year: 5Sr

Jerrod Johnson

School: Texas A&M
Position: QB
Bio: Played in seven games as a senior, finishing with 56.6%/1947/14/9. All-Conference selection as a junior, putting up 59.6%/3579/20/8. Underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm in March 2010.
Positive: Large, physically gifted quarterback coming off a terrible season. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and steps up to avoid the rush. Possesses a big arm, powers the ball through tight spots, puts air under deep throws, and leads receivers with the pass. Sells ball fakes, easily gets rid of the pass with a flick of his wrist, and very athletic. Possesses terrific stature in the pocket and can take off up the field and pick up yards as a runner.
Negative: Throws with poor footwork, often releasing the ball off his back foot. Inaccurate, sprays passes all over the field, and misses wide-open receivers. Throws with an inconsistent release point. Does not put touch on passes when necessary. Indecisive in the pocket and makes poor choices under the rush.
Analysis: Johnson looked like one of the better passers in the nation after his junior year. Hampered by a shoulder injury throughout his senior season, his game took a major step backwards and now he's a bit of a risk after getting benched midway through the 2010 season. Johnson possesses all the physical skills to start at the next level but must improve his mechanics and decision making before he'll step under center in the NFL.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 233
40: 4.53
Year: 5Sr

Colin Kaepernick

School: Nevada
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Totals last year included 64.9%/3022/21/8 after 58.9%/2052/20/6 as a junior. Rushing totals included 173/1026/20 as a senior and 161/1183/16 as a junior.
Positive: Tall, athletic quarterback prospect who possesses a tremendous amount of upside. Patient in the pocket and displays terrific awareness as well as field presence. Buys time for receivers and displays a sense of timing and terrific pass placement. Accurate and consistently puts throws where only his receiver can make the reception. Throws a catchable ball, possesses a strong arm, and his passes immediately get to the intended target. Drives the short and intermediate throws, gets the ball through tight spots, and hits deep receivers in stride. Makes solid decisions in the pocket, tossing the ball away rather than forcing passes to covered receivers. Stands strong against the rush to get the pass off but also has the ability to scramble away from defenders and avoid the sack. Solid carrying the ball, displaying elusiveness, speed, and some strength.
Negative: Throws with a three-quarters/side-arm delivery, which seems to sap him of downfield arm strength. Does not consistently make proper reads. Throws the ball off his back foot, which results in errant passes. Holds the ball little too long in the pocket.
Analysis: Kaepernick has been a productive college quarterback who's game has consistently progressed. Besides his physical skills, he offers terrific intangibles and does more then rely on his strong arm or nimble feet to make plays. He has starting potential at the next level but will need more time to develop his game.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 207
40: 4.83
Year: 5Sr

Jordan La Secla

School: San Jose State
Position: QB
Bio: Senior totals included 59.1%/2860/16/16 after he completed 59.9% of his passes for 1926 yards the prior year. Saw significant starting action the past two years.
Positive: Patient pocket passer with above-average arm strength. Buys time for receivers, displays a sense of timing, and effectively hits targets as they leave their breaks. Zips the short passes, puts touch on throws when necessary, and effectively hits receivers in stride. Sells ball fakes, effectively controls the offense, and remains poised under the rush.
Negative: Tends to gather himself before releasing the ball. Must improve his accuracy on fade patterns. Makes some dangerous throws into coverage on occasion.
Analysis: La Secla is a skilled quarterback who's been hampered by a poor group of receivers at San Jose State the past two years. He possesses enough physical skill and quarterback intangibles to be brought into a camp this summer.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 231
40: 4.5
Year: 5Sr

Jake Locker

School: Washington
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 55.4%/2265/17/8 through the air and 114/385/6 rushing last season. Junior passing numbers included 58.4%/2800/21/11. Career- rushing totals of 172/986/13 came during his freshman season.
Positive: Athletic passer that's had an up-and-down career in college. Patient in the pocket, stands strong against the rush and remains poised. Nimble, quick-footed and easily gets outside the tackle box to make the throw on the move. Loses nothing throwing on the run and will pull the ball down then run with it rather than toss passes into coverage. Accurate throwing on the move. Sells ball fakes, buys time for receivers, and effective running with the ball. Possesses a big arm, zips the short-to-intermediate routes and can drive the deep ball. Gets passes through tight spots and puts velocity on his throws. Flashes the ability to nicely place throws where only his receivers can make the reception. Plays with toughness.
Negative: Has a high release point, does not consistently throw the ball with proper footwork and erratic at times. Will stare down the primary target. Occasionally makes dangerous passes throwing across his body. Has a history of durability issues.
Analysis: Locker was a highly rated prospect after his junior season but decided to bypass the NFL for one more year on the college field. He enters the 2011 draft with a slightly lower grade and is still considered more of an athlete than quarterback by most. After struggling at the Senior Bowl, Locker started to put the pieces together during his combine workout and looks like he's headed in the right direction. Locker will still need a lot of work before he's ready to step under center on every-down basis but his athleticism and ability to throw on the move will help Locker get on the field during red zone situations early in his career.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 253
40: 5.37
Year: 4Jr

Ryan Mallett

School: Arkansas
Position: QB
Bio: Former Michigan transfer who started the past two years at Arkansas, winning a variety of all-Conference honors after each campaign. Junior totals included 64.7%/3869/32/12 after sophomore totals of 55.8%/3624/30/7.
Positive: Proto-typical pocket passer with a strong arm and the physical skills necessary to start at the next level. Patient in the pocket, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and has tremendous arm strength. Puts air under deep passes, giving receivers a chance, and can drive the long ball. Easily gets the ball through tight spots and powers passes into receivers when necessary. Has a quick release, gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist, and loses nothing throwing and on the move. Buys time for receivers, checks down when necessary, and spreads the ball around the field. Rhythm quarterback who's tough to stop once he gets on a roll.
Negative: Has an inconsistent release point, which leads to inaccurate passes. Throws the ball behind receivers and misses opportunities deep. Has receivers stopping in the route and waiting for the pass, which leads to loss of yardage after the reception. Not an elusive quarterback who can escape the rush or pick up yardage with his legs. Does not always find the safety and throws inopportune interceptions. Does not put touch on throws when necessary. Has had his maturity questioned by numerous scouts. Red flagged on a number of character and personality issues.
Analysis: From a physical standpoint Mallet projects as a top-10 pick in April E(TM)s draft . However, his propensity to throw untimely interceptions or miss opportune moments in a game will push him further into the first round. The concerns about Mallett the person could knock him into round two. Mallett needs a lot of work on his game but if he puts it all together he'll be an effective starter at the next level.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 223
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Jeremiah Masoli

School: Mississippi
Position: QB
Bio: Junior college transfer who came to Mississippi by way of Oregon. Passing totals last year included 56.4%/2039/14/13 with 121/544/6 rushing. Totals for Oregon in 2009 included 2147 yards passing with 15 touchdowns and an additional 1386 yards on the ground with 13 more scores. Dismissed from the Oregon for a violation of team rules.
Positive: Athletic quarterback who is better running with the ball. Runs low to the ground, spins off tackles, and shows the ability to create yardage. Not afraid to take the ball up the field and runs with an aggressive style. Sells ball fakes when passing, locates the open receiver, and looks away from cover targets.
Negative: Possesses an average arm. Marginally accurate and misjudges passes. Will force the ball into covered receivers down the field.
Analysis: Masoli is a better athlete than quarterback at this point but has an outside shot to make an NFL roster as a running back or safety.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
40: 4.84
Year: 5Sr

Greg McElroy

School: Alabama
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who passed for 70.9%/2987/20/5 as a senior after junior totals of 60.9%/2508/17/4, when he helped lead Alabama to a national title.
Positive: Intelligent, high-percentage passer who makes proper decisions in the pocket. Displays tremendous poise, great field vision, and great overall awareness. Stands in against the rush, scans the field, and finds the open receiver. Sells ball fakes, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and passes with solid mechanics. Consistently looks away from covered receivers, rarely gets rattled and always in command of the situation. Spreads the ball around to all his receivers, puts touch on throws and very accurate. Correctly places passes so only his receivers can make the reception. Gets the ball through tight spots. Will take the sack rather than force the ball into covered receivers.
Negative: Average arm strength and cannot power the ball into targets when necessary. Must put a lot of effort into passes to get extra speed on them. Does not always find the safety.
Analysis: McElroy watched his game take off the past two years after winning the starting job for the Tide. He's a high percentage passer who throws with terrific accuracy yet lacks great arm strength for the next level. McElroy E(TM)s overall intangibles, field vision, and accuracy will make him a quality backup.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 225
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Arvell Nelson

School: Texas Southern
Position: QB
Bio: Iowa transfer who finished with 54.2%/1772/9/15 as a senior with 529 yards rushing with eight more scores. Junior numbers included 2392 yards passing and 12 touchdowns.
Positive: Athletic passer who's shown flashes of ability. Possesses a nice arm, puts air under deep throws, and gives receivers a chance. Shows patience in the pocket, goes to secondary targets, and has the ability to elude oncoming pass rushers. Can pick up yardage with his legs or get outside the pocket and make passes on the move.
Negative: Inconsistent accuracy and often misses open targets. Stares down the primary receiver on occasion. Makes some very questionable throws.
Analysis: Nelson is a physically gifted passer who often relies on carrying the ball rather than making proper decisions in the pocket. He's a developmental prospect who will need time to complete his game.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 248
40: 4.56
Year: 4Jr

Cam Newton

School: Auburn
Position: QB
Bio: Florida transfer who came to Auburn by way of Blinn junior college. Totals last season included 66.1%/2854/30/7 throwing the ball and 264/1473/20 rushing. Awarded all-American and all-Conference honors last season. Winner of the 2010 Heisman Trophy. Named SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Reportedly dismissed from the Florida program due to academic improprieties.
Positive: Tremendous athlete who showed amazing ability behind center last season. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and looks away from covered targets. Easily gets outside the tackle box, eludes defenders, and shows both vision and instincts carrying the ball. Possesses a strong arm, powers the ball into targets, and gets passes through the very tight windows. Delivers the ball with great speed on the move. Elusive for a big man. Effectively looks off the primary target and sets up screen passes. Big enough and strong enough to get the pass away with defenders draped on him.
Negative: Inconsistent throwing the ball, spraying passes around and missing major opportunities. Must develop a better sense of timing on passes. Does not always react well under pressure. Holds the ball a little too long in the pocket. Does not throw with consistent mechanics, as he does not follow through over his top foot and tends to release the pass off his back foot.
Analysis: Newton was the nation's most prolific offensive player last season, his first year at Auburn, and helped lead the team to a national title. He's a tremendous athlete who flashes the ability to make certain passes that few in the NFL can complete. Newton comes with a great amount of upside, but he needs work on his mechanics and must prove he can consistently throw the ball accurately. He also must transition to a disciplined NFL style of offense before he'll be ready to step under center on an every down basis and lead a franchise.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 229
40: 4.63
Year: 5Sr

Christian Ponder

School: Florida State
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 61.5%/2044/20/8 as a senior when he struggled late in the year with an elbow injury. Junior totals included 68.8%/2717/14/7. Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury nine games into the season.
Positive: Smart, poised pocket passer with terrific awareness. Patient, displays a sense of timing, and hits receivers as they leave their breaks. Stands strong in the pocket, throws a catchable ball, and puts touch on passes when necessary. Has adequate arm strength and throws the out patterns well. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid it, and knows where his receivers are on the field. Looks away from cover targets and goes to secondary receivers. Terrific job commanding and controlling the offense. Flashes the ability to place passes where only his receiver has a chance at the ball. Mobile and can get outside the pocket to make throws on the move. Neg Off the mark when he tries to get extra speed on throws. Cannot drive the deep pass. Long throws tend to float and hang. Struggled with injuries two consecutive seasons. Analysis: Ponder is a thinking man's quarterback with terrific intangibles and leadership skills. His physical ability is adequate for the next level, but the injuries that have mounted the past two years and his lack of durability makes him a risk. Ponder watched his draft stock drop 2010 but he will get a chance to make an impact at the next level because of his physical and mental attributes. Full Name: Josh Portis School: California-PA. QB Ht: 6-3 Wt: 211 40: 4.62 Year: 6Sr Bio: Two-year starter who transferred to Cal-Pa. from Maryland after beginning his college career at Florida. Passing totals last season included 61.2%/2650/33/7 after he threw for 3421 yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior. Athletic quarterback who's been very productive on the small school level. Quickly sets up in the pocket, goes through receiver progressions, and displays a sense of timing. Puts air under passes, throwing tight spirals and a catchable ball. Takes the safe underneath route if nothing else is available. Shows the ability to scramble and buy time for wide outs. Puts speed on throws and hits receivers in stride. Makes good decisions under pressure and does not force throws.
Negative: Does not drive deep throws. Not a tall passer in the pocket and seemingly has trouble seeing over the line at times. Occasionally stares down the primary target and does not find the safety. Off the field issues will raise red-flags.
Analysis: Portis is a physically gifted quarterback with the arm strength to play at the next level. He possesses a solid game and has a real opportunity to make it as a third signal caller.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 216
40: 4.94
Year: 5Sr

Taylor Potts

School: Texas Tech
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished his senior season with 67%/3726/35/10 after putting up 65.7%/3440/22/13 as a junior.
Positive: Tough, patient passer who challenges the vertical game. Buys time for receivers, stands strong in the pocket, and sells ball fakes well. Sets up screen passes and checks down if nothing else is available. Shows a sense of timing on passes and has some ability to get the ball through tight spots.
Negative: Not a sturdy passer who can withstand the rush. Stares down the primary target on occasion. Average arm and really cannot power the ball through the small windows.
Analysis: Potts is an underrated signal caller who has been very productive the past two seasons for Texas Tech. He has enough physical and mental skills to backup up in a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 204
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

Scott Riddle

School: Elon
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman season, as well as receiving All-America honors as a senior. Finished last season with numbers of 67.7%/3231/28/5 after putting up 64.9%/3345/23/7 as a junior. Career-high totals of 68.1%/3817/31/13 came during his freshman season.
Positive: High-percentage passer who does a terrific job managing games. Possesses great field vision, is poised in the pocket, and buys time for receivers. Scans the field, checks down if nothing is available, and makes good decisions. Displays great timing on his throws.
Negative: Lacks pocket stature and cannot withstand the rush. Does not possess the physical skills to zip the ball or drive deep passes. Not a quarterback who makes plays with his legs.
Analysis: Riddle has been very productive on the I-AA level yet lacks the natural physical skills to be an NFL quarterback. He could be a good addition as a third passer in a timing offense and would be useful as another set of eyes on the sidelines.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 228
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

Justin Roper

School: Montana
Position: QB
Bio: Former Oregon quarterback who transferred to Montana in 2009 then moved into the starting lineup as a senior, posting 61.5%/1885/19/11.
Positive: Nice-sized pocket passer with a solid arm. Sells ball fakes, patient, and buys time for receivers. Shows a sense of timing, throws a catchable ball, and effectively places passes where only his receivers can make the reception. Makes good choices in the pocket, displays excellent field vision, and lets receivers run to the ball.
Negative: Cannot drive deep passes. Occasionally stares down the primary target. Cannot pick up yards with his legs.
Analysis: After seeing minimal time his first three seasons on the college level, Roper picked up his game last year. He offers legitimate talent for the next level and is a free agent prospect who should be developed on a practice squad.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 223
40: 4.87
Year: 5Sr

Ricky Stanzi

School: Iowa
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter who finished his senior season with 64.1%/3004/25/6 after putting up 56.2%/2417/17/15 as a junior.
Positive: Developing passer who consistently makes proper choices in the pocket. Patient, displays a sense of awareness, and has terrific field vision. Stands strong in the pocket, takes the big hit in order to get the throw away, and throws a catchable pass. Quickly locates the open wide out, nicely places the ball into receivers E(TM) hands, and does an outstanding job controlling the offense. Effectively looks off the safety, displays the ability to elude the rush, and does a nice job protecting the ball.
Negative: Will force the ball to covered receivers at times. Does not possess the arm strength to drive the ball downfield. Loses speed on passes when trying to throw on the move.
Analysis: Stanzi has been a productive college quarterback who has shown improvement in his game. He understands the position and has enough physical skills to be drafted in the middle rounds with the hopes of development down the road.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 217
40: 4.51
Year: 4Sr

Tyrod Taylor

School: Virginia Tech
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter named ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 after posting 59.7%/2743/24/5. Junior totals included 56%/2311/13/5.
Positive: Athletic passer who significantly improved his game last year. Patient in the pocket, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist. Remains poised, gets outside the pocket to give himself more time, and easily eludes defenders or scrambles from the rush. Possesses a big arm, puts speed on all his passes, and loses nothing throwing on the move. Effectively controls and commands the offense.
Negative: Short and seemingly has difficulty seeing over the line at times. Tends to stare down the primary target. Passes will sail at times. Marginal downfield accuracy.
Analysis: Taylor displayed signs of improvement last year, and his play pushed him into the late rounds of the draft. He does not possess starting potential for the NFL, but he could be a back-up quarterback placed on the field in the red zone or during wildcat formations.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 214
40: 4.92
Year: 5Sr

Scott Tolzien

School: Wisconsin
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after passing numbers of 72.9%/2459/16/6. Junior totals included 64.3%/2705/16/11.
Positive: Productive college quarterback who is best in a timing offense. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and displays field awareness. Finds the open target, goes to check down receivers if nothing is available downfield, and makes good decisions. Relatively accurate and puts the ball in front of receivers, allowing them to run to the pass. Shows a lot of moxie in his game and does the little things well, making positive plays.
Negative: Does not consistently throw with proper footwork and steps out of throws. Changes his point release, which affects his accuracy. Lacks an NFL arm.
Analysis: Tolzien has been a solid college quarterback the past two years and is a game manager for the next level who could make it as a clipboard holder in a West Coast offense.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.83
Year: 5Sr

Jeff Van Camp

School: Florida Atlantic
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 57.3%/2459/17/13 as a senior. Junior totals included 1372 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Positive: Smart, patient game manager with limited physical skills. Remains poised in the pocket, senses where his receivers are, and throws with good timing. Rarely has receivers waiting on the ball, effectively puts touch on throws, and displays both accuracy and pass placement. Consistently looks down the field, stands in the pocket, and takes a big hit in order to get the throw away. Does an outstanding job commanding the offense.
Negative: Lacks velocity on his throws and struggles to get the ball downfield. Not a sturdy quarterback who can withstand the rush. Tends to fall out of throws rather than following through on occasion.
Analysis: Van Camp did a terrific job controlling the offense on the college level and could fit in as a third quarterback for a timing offense in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 223
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Trevor Vittatoe

School: UTEP
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter who threw for 54.1%/2756/22/13 as a senior and 54.8%/3308/17/13 as a junior. Sophomore totals included 3274 yards passing.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback with a solid arm. Possesses a quick release, gets the ball through the tight spots, and puts touch on throws when necessary. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and locates the open wide out on the field. Elusive with the ability to escape the rush and pick up yardage with his legs.
Negative: Stares down the primary target. Must improve his overall mechanics. Does not throw with proper footwork, which adversely affects his accuracy. Very slow going to secondary wide outs.
Analysis: Vittatoe had a terrific college career yet is more of an athlete than he is NFL quarterback prospect. He could be kept on a roster and used in wildcat formations if he proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 6-1.2
Weight: 221
40: 5.01
Year: 4Sr

Adam Weber

School: Minnesota
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter who finished with totals of 55.7%/2679/21/9 as a senior after putting up 52%/2582/13/15 as a junior.
Positive: Solid college passer whose skills do not project well to the next level. Patient in the pocket, senses the rush, and steps up to avoid it. Displays good wherewithal, has as a sense for where his receivers are on the field, and puts touch on throws. Stands in the pocket and takes big hits in order to get passes away. Puts the ball in front receivers and lets them run to it.
Negative: Not averse to throwing the ball into covered receivers. Struggles to get zip on outs and on downfield throws.
Analysis: Weber is a solid touch and timing passer on the college level but lacks the skills to make a roster at the next level. He could find a home as a third quarterback for a team that wants another pair of eyes on the sidelines.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 219
40: 5.06
Year: 4Sr

TJ Yates

School: North Carolina
Position: QB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons. Totals last year included 66.8%/3418/19/9. Junior numbers included 2136 passing yards with a completion percentage of 60%.
Positive: Smart collegiate quarterback who lacks the physical skills for the next level. Poised in the pocket, displays good awareness, and shows terrific field vision. Looks away from covered targets, does not force the ball into receivers, and makes proper decisions. Quickly locates the open wide out on the field and effectively sets up the screen pass.
Negative: Lacks a quick release, top arm strength, and the ability to get the ball downfield. Cannot power the ball through the tight spots.
Analysis: Yates is a terrific game manager who is always in control of the situation. He lacks the size and arm strength to be a starter at the next level yet may be effective backing up in a timing or West Coast offense.

Updated 5/7
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
71stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
81stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
91stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
101stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
111stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
121stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
131stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
141stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
151stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
181stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
211stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
221stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
231stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr
241stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
251stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr