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2012 Quarterback Reports
Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.95
Year: 5Sr

John Brantley

School: Florida
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 60%/2,044 yards/11 touchdowns/7 interceptions as a senior after junior totals of 60.8%/2,061/9/10.
Positive: Strong-armed passer who makes questionable decisions in the pocket. Patient, flashes poise and has the wherewithal to go to secondary receivers. Looks off the safety, identifies the open receiver and puts air under deep passes. Displays good velocity on short and intermediate throws with the ability to power the ball into receivers. Throws with an over-the-top delivery and every once in a while delivers strikes to targets.
Negative: Stares down the primary target and does not sense pressure in the pocket. Passes arrive late to receivers. Displays poor timing on throws.
Analysis: Brantley is a streaky quarterback who flashes ability on occasion only to come back and make questionable decisions. He possesses enough physical skill to make an NFL roster, but may not have the field awareness or pocket presence to ever make it off a practice squad.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 202
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Mike Brown

School: Liberty
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Named Big South Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Senior passing totals included 65.6%/2664 yards/18 TDs/10 interceptions with 437 yards rushing and 9 more scores. Junior passing numbers included 63.5%/2956/23/11, when he
Positive: also led the team on the ground with 854 yards rushing and nine scores. Athletic college quarterback who beats opponents with his arm and legs. Possesses a strong arm, can power the ball through tight spots and also puts touch on throws when necessary. Patient in the pocket, goes through receiver progressions and quickly locates the open receiver. Displays good running vision as well as instincts when he carries the ball. Always a threat to pick up yardage with his legs.
Negative: Late with throws and frequently high of the mark or behind receivers. Does not really sense the pass rush.
Analysis: Brown is an athletic passer who was able to exploit opponents on the small college level, but he does not have the skills to play the quarterback position in the NFL. He may get looks at running back or receiver and can be used as an option quarterback in the red zone.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 233
40: 4.89
Year: 5Sr

Bryon Coleman

School: Tenn-Chattanooga
Position: QB
Bio: Tennessee transfer who started for three seasons at Chattanooga, winning all-conference honors as a junior. Started seven games last season, missing time due to a shoulder injury, and finished the year with 60.9%/1527 yards/9 TDs/9 interceptions. Junior totals included career-best numbers of 56.3%/2996/26/13.
Positive: Adequately sized passer who flashed ability since his sophomore season. Effectively controls the offense, knows where his receivers are on the field and patient in the pocket. Buys time for receivers, waits until the last moment before releasing the ball and consistently makes proper decisions. Sells ball fakes, locates open receivers and throws a catchable ball. Puts air under deep throws, puts touch on passes and nicely places the ball into targets hands. Displays a sense of timing and for the most part hits receivers in stride.
Negative: Often releases the ball off his back foot, which results in errant throws. Cannot drive deep passes. Slow taking his eyes from the primary target and going to secondary receivers. Coming off a disappointing senior campaign.
Analysis: Coleman displayed skill the past three years and possesses the physical skills and mental intangibles to compete in a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.8
Year: 5Sr

Zach Collaros

School: Cincinnati
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 61%/1940 yards/15 TDs /10 interceptions as a senior after junior totals of 58.7%/2902/26/14.
Positive: Elusive college quarterback who lacks the physical skills for the next level. Effectively commands and controls the offense, displays a good sense of anticipation and does a solid job with his defensive reads. Displays good pocket awareness, senses pressure and steps up to avoid it. Possesses a sense of knowing where his targets are on the field, quickly locates the open receiver and displays timing and touch on throws. Poised under the rush, buys time for receivers and waits until the last moment before releasing the ball. Natural looking off the safety, displays the ability to avoid defenders and make plays with his legs.
Negative: Lacks pocket stature and the ability to withstand the rush. High of the mark when he tries to put extra velocity on throws. Loses accuracy and speed on throws the further out to the flanks or downfield he passes the ball. Not a sturdy quarterback who can withstand the rush and easily brought down under pressure.
Analysis: Collaros was a solid college quarterback who effectively led his team yet does not have the size to be anything other than a backup in the NFL. He could find a spot as a third passer in a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 215
40: 4.63
Year: 5Sr

Aaron Corp

School: Richmond
Position: QB
Bio: USC transfer who started 11 games last season, finishing the year with 63.7%/2682 yards/17 TDs /13 interceptions. Junior totals included 645 yards passing with three touchdowns. Suffered a season-ending knee injury five games into the year.
Positive: Accurate intermediate passer with terrific awareness of what's happening on the field. Patient in the pocket, buys as much time as necessary and takes a beating in order to get the pass away. Accurate on all levels, puts touch on throws when necessary and releases the pass with solid footwork. Effectively places passes where only his receivers can make the reception. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid the rush and remains poised. Makes the proper decisions in the pocket. Displays a nice sense of timing on throws. Always in control of the situation on the field and effectively commands the offense.
Negative: Lacks a big-time arm and cannot drive passes down the field. Stares down the primary target. Not a quarterback who picks up yardage with his legs.
Analysis: After a slow start to his college career, Corp really watched his game take off last season and turned himself into an NFL prospect. He is not a big, strong-armed passer but rather is a signal caller who can make a roster in a timing offense.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 214
40: 4.83
Year: 5Sr

Kirk Cousins

School: Michigan State
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior and named as an all-Academic selection the past four years. Senior passing totals included 63.7%/3316 yards/25 TDs/10 interceptions after he had 66.9%/2325/20/10 as a junior.
Positive: Strong pocket passer with the ability to make all the throws. Patient in the pocket, displays good awareness and remains poised throughout the action. Possesses the ability to make all the throws. Possesses a nice sense of knowing where his receivers are on the field. Remains poised, buys time and moves around behind the line of scrimmage trying to find the open receiver. Sells the ball fakes, effectively locates the open receiver and does not force the ball into covered receivers. Displays the ability to elude the rush and loses nothing throwing on the move. Possesses a quick release, puts speed on throws and has the ability to get the ball through the tight windows. Immediately gets passes to the intended target, rarely has receivers waiting on throws and puts touch on passes when necessary. Throws a catchable ball.
Negative: Must improve his timing. Does not always make the correct read or find the safety. Stares down the primary target and slow going to secondary receivers. Indecisive under the rush.
Analysis: Cousins possesses the physical skills necessary to lead team at the next level if he corrects his fundamental flaws and improves his defensive reads. His stock has been on the upswing the past three months and the arrow is pointing north for him.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 219
40: 4.69
Year: 5Sr

Austin Davis

School: Southern Mississippi
Position: QB
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and was awarded all-conference honors the past two years. Senior passing totals included 60.2%/3496 yards/30 TDs/11 interceptions. Junior numbers included 63.2%/2898/18/6.
Positive: Solid college signal caller with a good head for the position. Knows where his receivers are on the field, makes good decisions in the pocket and remains poised under the rush. Scans the field, goes through receiver progressions and consistently finds the open target. Takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing is available downfield. Does an outstanding job managing and controlling the offense. Effectively reads the defense and shows nice timing on passes. Puts air under passes to give his receivers a chance.
Negative: Not a big pocket passer and lacks next-level arm strength. Cannot zip the outs and struggles getting the ball through the tight spots.
Analysis: Davis is a high-percentage passer who consistently makes the right choice, yet lacks the physical skills to start at the next level. He could be a backup in a West Coast or timing offense, but he E(TM)s unlikely to see significant action in the NFL.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 212
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Dominique Davis

School: East Carolina
Position: QB
Bio: Boston College transfer who started at East Carolina the past two seasons. All-conference choice as a junior. Totals last year included 67.6%/3225 yards/25 TDs/19 interceptions after he had 64.5%/3167/37/16 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic quarterback with solid physical skills. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers and gets rid the ball with a flick of his wrist. Elusive, scrambles away from the rush and easily gets outside the pocket to make the throw on the move. Knows where his receivers are on the field, effectively commands the offense and possesses a live arm. Displays good speed on throws and gets the deep pass downfield with good velocity.
Negative: Slow to move his eyes off the primary target and telegraphs passes. Holds the ball too long in the pocket. Steps out of throws or often releases the ball off his back foot. Puts passes up for grabs.
Analysis: Davis is a raw prospect who is still rough around the edges in all aspects of his game. His arm strength ability and the ability to make all the throws will get Davis consideration for a practice squad.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.92
Year: 5Sr

Nathan Dick

School: Central Arkansas
Position: QB
Bio: Arkansas transfer who started the past two years, winning all-conference honors after each campaign. Named to several All-American teams as a senior. Passing numbers last season included 64.2%/3275 yards/32 TDs /9 interceptions. Junior totals included 63.2%/2589/12/7.
Positive: Accurate timing passer who makes good decisions in the pocket. Effectively commands the offense, knows where his receivers are on the field and patiently buys time for pass catchers. Quickly identifies the open receiver and for the most part displays good awareness. Throws with a fluid delivery. Accurate in the short field with better than average pass placement.
Negative: Possesses average arm strength and his throws have minimal speed. Cannot drive deep throws and has receivers waiting on balls. Slow to move his head from the primary target. Does not always find the safety.
Analysis: Dick was highly productive on the small school level after transferring from Arkansas. He's a high-percentage passer who's potential lies as a backup West Coast signal caller.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Cody Endres

School: Slippery Rock
Position: QB
Bio: Connecticut transfer who threw for 58.8%/2551 yards/21 TDs/18 interceptions last season. Junior totals at UConn included 60%/471/5/2 after he had 63.6%/1354/6/4 as a sophomore. Dismissed from the program for multiple violations of team rules.
Positive: Strong-armed pocket passer who flashed skill the past three seasons. Patient, buys time for receivers and keeps his eyes downfield looking for the open receiver. Waits for pass catchers to come free before releasing the ball. Possesses a quick release, passes have nice speed and puts air under deep throws. Poised under pressure, senses the rush and steps up to avoid it. Throws good corner and fade patterns, displaying a sense of timing.
Negative: Stares down the primary target and is slow going to secondary receivers. Does not consistently find the safety and forces the ball to covered targets. Off the field violations have raised red flags.
Analysis: Endres played solid football at Connecticut as a reserve quarterback and then had a solid senior season at Slippery Rock last year. He possesses the size and arm strength to play at the next level yet but must improve his reads and decision-making.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 243
40: 5.03
Year: 5Sr

Nick Foles

School: Arizona
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with career-best numbers of 69.1%/4334 yards/28 TDs/14 interceptions as a senior. Junior totals included 67.1%/3191/20/10. Threw for 2486 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore.
Positive: Well-sized pocket passer with enough arm strength to play at the next level. Possesses good field vision, patient in the pocket and effective when he throws with an over-the-top delivery. Makes good decisions, effectively commands the offense and can make all the throws. Drives passes down the field while also powering the ball through tight windows in underneath coverage. Puts air under throws and gives receivers a chance. Big enough to withstand the rush in the pocket.
Negative: Takes a while to gather himself and release the ball. Does not show the ability to get rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist. At times indecisive under the rush. Not an elusive quarterback. Does not consistently step into throws or release the ball with proper footwork. Must improve his downfield accuracy and overall pass placement.
Analysis: Foles looked like a big-time quarterback prospect early in his college career. Despite the statistics, he never truly improved as a passer. He has the physical skills to play at the next level but must learn to throw with consistent mechanics and needs to play in a run-first offense that does not ask him to carry a team on his shoulders.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 232
40: 4.9
Year: 5Sr

Stephen Garcia

School: x-South Carolina
Position: QB
Bio: Played in five games last season and finished with 51.7%/844 yards/4 touchdowns/9 interceptions. Junior totals included 64.2%/3,059/20/14. Dismissed from the South Carolina program in October 2011 for reportedly testing positive for outlawed substances. Suspended on five different occasions prior to his dismissal from the program.
Positive: Inconsistent passer with relatively solid physical skills. Remains poised under the rush, knows where his receivers are on the field and steps up to avoid pressure. Dumps the ball off to the safe underneath outlet, possesses a quick release and displays good speed on short and intermediate passes. Effectively commands and controls the offense. Shows the ability to get outside the tackle box to make throws on the move.
Negative: Does a poor job with his defensive reads, tends to stare down the primary target and does not locate the safety. Often high of the mark and loses accuracy the further downfield or out to the flanks he throws the ball.
Analysis: Garcia was a productive quarterback at South Carolina, but he frequently struggled with off-field distractions. He offers enough skill to be a backup in the NFL, but may never get the opportunity until he shows a consistent pattern of maturity.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 223
40: 4.33
Year: 4Jr

Robert Griffin III

School: Baylor
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded the Heisman Trophy, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Manning Award and named an All-America last year. Passing numbers last year included 72.4%/4293 yards/37 TDs/6 interceptions with 179 attempts/699 yards/10 TDs on the ground. Junior passing totals included 67%/3501/22/8 with 635 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
Positive: Incredibly athletic signal caller who has displayed tremendous development as a passer. Patient in the pocket, buys as much time as possible for receivers and shows great poise. Eludes pass rushers and displays terrific awareness. Looks away from covered receivers, almost always makes good decisions and remains calm at all times. Keeps his eyes downfield when rolling outside the pocket and loses little throwing on the move. Throws a catchable pass, accurate down the field and puts air under throws, giving receivers a chance. Displays solid pass placement and rarely has receivers waiting on throws or reaching back to grab the errant tosses. Takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available. Always in command of the offense and in control of the situation. Displays toughness and will play through pain. Fast and elusive carrying the ball with the ability to create yardage and beat defenders into the open field.
Negative: Not a big pocket passer and struggles withstanding the rush. Takes his snaps almost exclusively from the shotgun.
Analysis: Griffin has shown great improvement in his game the past four years. He combines athleticism with a strong arm and terrific football intelligence to get the job done. His ability to improvise when things break down as well as patiently sit in the pocket and make proper choices is very attractive. Griffin is a mature person off the field and a terrific player on it and possesses all the tools necessary to lead a franchise.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 204
40: 4.8
Year: 5Sr

Tyler Hansen

School: Colorado
Position: QB
Bio: Senior totals included 56.1%/2883 yards/20 TDs /11 interceptions. Started seven games as a junior, throwing for 1102 yards and six touchdowns before having his season ended by a ruptured spleen.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback with marginal upside for the next level. Moves well on his feet, eludes the rush and avoids defenders. Quickly locates the open receiver, stands in the pocket and displays good speed on short and intermediate passes. Displays a sense of timing and knows where his receivers are on the field.
Negative: Slow setting up in the pocket. Stares down the primary target. Struggles under the rush and makes poor choices. Changes his point release and lacks overall accuracy.
Analysis: Hansen is a solid athlete yet an undeveloped quarterback who lacks proper throwing mechanics and decision-making. He's a developmental prospect and may get consideration on a practice squad.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 219
40: 4.68
Year: 5Sr

Chandler Harnish

School: Northern Illinois
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors the past three seasons and named MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011. Senior passing totals included 62.9%/2942 yards/26 TDs /5 interceptions with 185 attempts/1382 yards/11 TDs on the ground. Junior passing totals included 64.7%/2530/21/5 with 836 yards rushing and seven more scores. All-Academic performer.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback with a tremendous amount of potential. Possesses terrific arm strength, gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist and loses nothing passing in motion. Displays a sense of timing, gets the ball to receivers as they leave their breaks and shows good field vision. Sells ball fakes, makes good decisions in the pocket and is always in control of the situation. Remains poised against the rush, gets outside the box to give himself a better view of the field and buys time for receivers. Challenges the vertical game and throws nice deep passes, putting air underneath the ball and letting receivers run to the throw. Goes through receiver progressions. Not afraid to carry the ball and picks up big yardage with his legs. Has enough escape ability to avoid defenders and elude the rush.
Negative: Must improve his corner and fade patterns. Tries to force the ball to covered receivers on occasion. Must improve his overall pass placement and throwing mechanics.
Analysis: Harnish leads by example and is always in command of the situation on the field. Rarely losing his cool, he beats opponents with his arm or legs and is slowly transitioning from a terrific athlete into a good quarterback. He has the potential to develop into an NFL starter yet needs proper coaching and experience in a pro-style passing offense. His innate skills and football intangibles make him worth the investment of time.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 203
40: 4.66
Year: 4Sr

Jacory Harris

School: Miami-Fl
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 65%/2486 yards/20 TDs/9 interceptions as a senior after posting junior totals of 54.8%/1793/14/15, when he missed three games with a concussion. Posted career-best numbers of 59.6%/3352/24/17 as a sophomore.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback who must improve his overall game. Patient in the pocket, knows where his receivers are on the field and natural looking off the safety. Scans the field searching for the open receiver, displays a sense of timing on throws and has adequate accuracy in the short and intermediate field. Possesses a solid arm, throws with an over-the-top delivery and puts touch on throws when necessary.
Negative: Does not react well under pressure and makes questionable throws. Has poor downfield accuracy. Forces passes to covered receivers.
Analysis: Harris looked like a star in the making after his sophomore season, but he E(TM)s been inconsistent ever since. He lacks the size, accuracy and intangibles to be anything other than a practice squad player next fall, though he does possess a good amount of upside potential.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 223
40: 4.62
Year: 4Sr

Jordan Jefferson

School: LSU
Position: QB
Bio: Senior totals included 60.2%/684 yards/6 touchdowns/1 interception, when he started four games and played in nine. Suspended four games last season for his participation in a preseason bar fight. Junior totals included 56.9%/1,411/7/10. Posted career-best numbers of 61.5%/2,166/17/7 as a sophomore.
Positive: Physically impressive quarterback who needs to improve as a passer. Sells ball fakes, is patient in the pocket and buys time for receivers. Moves well on his feet, gets outside the box and easily throws the ball on the move. Escapes the rush and has the ability to pick up yardage with his legs. Big and strong enough to stand against the blitz. Possesses a strong arm with the ability to zip outs and drive passes downfield.
Negative: Does not sense pressure and shows marginal pocket awareness. Sprays throws around the field and lets the ball sail high. Indecisive and forces the ball into covered receivers.
Analysis: Jefferson is a talented athlete who flashed skill on the college field, but never developed his game as a passer. He's still more athlete than quarterback, but is worth keeping on a practice squad with the hopes of future development.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.72
Year: 6Sr

Case Keenum

School: Houston
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 71%/5631 yards/48 TDs/5 interceptions. Played in three games as a junior before suffering a season-ending knee injury. All-American and all-conference selection and named Conference USA Most Valuable Player in 2009 with passing totals of 70.3%/5671/44/15. Received the same honor in 2008 with totals of 67.4%/5020/44/11. Has passed for 155 touchdowns in college.
Positive: High-percentage player with marginal potential for the next level. Displays great pocket sense and field awareness and makes the right choices. Does a terrific job commanding and controlling the offense, does not force the ball into receivers and gets outside the pocket to give himself a better view of the field. Knows where his receivers are on the field, quickly locates the open receiver and buys as much time as necessary. Senses pressure and steps up to avoid it. Keeps his eyes down the field looking for targets and remains poised. Decisive in the pocket. Will pull the ball down and take off up the field rather than toss an errant pass. Displays good velocity on intermediate throws and puts air under deep passes. Puts touch on throws when necessary.
Negative: Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun. Sets up in the pocket with poor ball placement. Changes his release point. Deep passes tend to hang in the air. Will stare down the primary target and is slow to move his eyes away. Doesn E(TM)t pick up yardage with his legs.
Analysis: Keenum was very productive on the college level and made the most of Houston's passing offense. He's a high-percentage thrower with marginal arm strength and size for the next level, but his wherewithal and accuracy in the short field could help him catch on as a third quarterback in a West Coast or timing offense.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

GJ Kinne

School: Tulsa
Position: QB
Bio: Texas transfer who's started the past three seasons for Tulsa, winning all-conference honors after his senior and junior campaigns. Totals last year included 63.3%/3090 yards/28 TDs/12 interceptions after he had 59.8%/3658/31/10 the prior year.
Positive: Smart, poised passer with great awareness on the field. Sells ball fakes, buys time for receivers and easily gets outside the pocket to make throws on the move. Knows where his receivers are on the field, keeps defenses guessing and does a tremendous job leading the offense. Possesses a quick release and gets velocity on short and intermediate passes. Senses pressure, takes off up the field and is elusive carrying the ball. Relatively accurate throwing on the move. Gives receivers a chance and rarely has them reaching for errant throws.
Negative: Releases the ball off his back foot too often. Does not put air under deep passes. Struggles with his downfield accuracy and doesn E(TM)t throw tight spirals. Forces passes to covered receivers. Played in a timing offense that did not often ask him to throw the ball downfield.
Analysis: Kinne was a productive passer and terrific leader at Tulsa. He offers the skill set necessary to be a backup for a timing or West Coast offense at the next level.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 244
40: 4.8
Year: 5Sr

David LeGree

School: Hampton
Position: QB
Bio: Syracuse transfer who finished with passing numbers of 61.57%/1636 yards/10 TDs /4 interceptions as a senior. Junior totals included 1679 passing yards with nine touchdowns.
Positive: Large, strong-armed passer who showed a lot of improvement in his game the past year. Stands strong against the rush, displayed improved awareness as a senior and passes to the underneath outlet rather than forcing the ball into coverage. Possesses a big-time arm, drives the ball downfield and powers passes into targets. Patient in the pocket, locates the open wide out and works to make plays with his arm. Shows the ability to escape the rush and can pick up the tough yardage on quarterback draws.
Negative: Needs to fine-tune his passing mechanics. Possesses a short throwing motion and changes his point release. Must improve his pass placement as receivers are always reaching for errant throws.
Analysis: LeGree is a terrific athlete with the physical skills necessary to be an NFL passer. He's a developmental prospect with a large amount of upside, and he may just need the right coach for him to be successful at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
40: 4.85
Year: 4Sr

Bo Levi Mitchell

School: Eastern Washington
Position: QB
Bio: SMU transfer who's been a starter at Eastern Washington the past two seasons. Awarded all-conference honors since his junior season. Named an All-American and recipient of the Walter Payton Award as a senior. Passing totals last year included 63.2%/4009 yards/33 TDs /13 interceptions after 59.4%/3496/37/15 as a junior.
Positive: High-percentage passer who is best throwing against the underneath coverage. Patient in the pocket, remains poised and quickly locates the open receiver. Senses the rush and steps up to avoid it or gets outside the pocket buying time for receivers. Displays a nice sense of knowing where receivers are on the field. Throws with good timing, rarely has receivers waiting for the ball and is very accurate in the short and intermediate field. Places passes into receivers E(TM) hands and always gives them a chance to catch the ball. Effectively commands and controls the offense.
Negative: Struggles with his downfield accuracy. Loses velocity on the ball throwing in motion. Not adverse to putting the ball into coverage. Occasionally slow to locate the safety.
Analysis: Mitchell was an ultra-productive small school passer who lacks the size and physical skills to be anything other than a backup quarterback in a timing offense at the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 229
40: 4.87
Year: 5Sr

Ryan Lindley

School: San Diego State
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a junior. Senior totals included 53%/3153 yards/23 TDs /8 interceptions. Posted career-best numbers of 57.7%/3830/28/14 as a junior.
Positive: Physically gifted quarterback coming off a disappointing senior season. Patient in the pocket, stands in against the rush and throws with an over-the-top delivery. Puts air under deep passes and puts touch on throws when necessary. Displays solid pocket awareness, spreads the ball around the field and uses all his targets. Possesses a quick release and puts nice velocity on intermediate passes. Looks away from covered receivers and takes off up the field if nothing is available.
Negative: Struggled as a senior and displayed a lot of miscommunication with receivers. Does not always find the safety or correctly read defenses. Made a lot of errant throws last season, delivering passes late and showing a lack of accuracy.
Analysis: Lindley was highly thought of coming into the 2011 season as one of the nation E(TM)s more underrated signal callers. He was inconsistent on the field as a senior yet has the physical skills and football ability to develop into a starter on the NFL level. Lindley will need time to develop his game yet is worth the gamble of a middle-round choice.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 234
40: 4.62
Year: 4Jr

Andrew Luck

School: Stanford
Position: QB
Bio: Three-year starter named to several All-American teams since his freshman season. Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year the past two years. Junior totals included 71.3%/3517 yards/37 TDs /10 interceptions. Sophomore numbers included 70.7%/3338/32/8.
Positive: Smart, consistent quarterback with a complete game. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers and remains poised under the rush. Knows where his receivers are on the field, throws with a sense of timing and releases the ball with proper mechanics. Sells ball fakes, gets outside the pocket and keeps his eyes downfield looking for targets. Displays outstanding field sense and pocket awareness. Quickly locates the open receiver, takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing is available and spreads the ball around the field. Stands in the pocket and takes the big hit in order to get the throw away. Improvises when plays break down. Loses no speed on passes throwing on the move. Throws a catchable pass, puts touch on throws when necessary and accurate. Gets the ball through tight windows, gives his receivers a chance to make the reception and effectively places passes were only his target can catch the ball.
Negative: Stares down the primary target and often slow going to secondary receivers. Does not possess a blistering arm with the ability to drive deep throws.
Analysis: Luck was consistently productive and played at a high level for Stanford the past three years. He's accustomed to playing a professional style of football and enters the draft NFL-ready. He possesses the physical skills, leadership abilities and all the intangibles necessary to carry a franchise at the next level. Luck is as close to a sure-thing at quarterback since Peyton Manning.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
40: 4.9
Year: 5Sr

J.J. McDermott

School: SMU
Position: QB
Bio: Former New Mexico State transfer who totaled 59.8%/3421 yards/17 touchdowns/16 interceptions in 13 games last season.
Positive: Developing quarterback with a large degree of upside. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Senses pressure and sidesteps the rush to avoid defenders. Displays a nice sense of timing on throws. Possesses a live arm, gets the ball through tight spots and puts air under deep passes. Flashes the ability to beautifully place deep passes into targets E(TM) hands.
Negative: Very inconsistent in his entire game. Falls out of throws and does not consistently release the ball with proper footwork. Seems to throw to a spot rather than the target. Slow moving his eyes from the primary pass catcher.
Analysis: McDermott displayed a variety of skills as a senior after seeing limited action the prior three years. He possesses the size and arm strength to play at the next level yet will need time to complete his game. Definite practice squad material.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 197
40: 4.82
Year: 5Sr

Kellen Moore

School: Boise State
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference and All-American honors since his freshman season. Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 after being named WAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2010. Passing totals last season included 74.3%/3800 yards/43 TDs /9 interceptions after he had 71.3%/3845/35/6as a junior. Passed for at least 3400 yards each season in college also registering at least 25 touchdown throws during every campaign.
Positive: Productive high-percentage thrower on the college level who lacks the physical skills for the NFL. Patient in the pocket, buys as much time as necessary for receivers and waits until the last moment before releasing the ball. Displays a terrific feel for the game, effectively leads the offense and knows where his receivers are on the field. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid it and always finds the open wideout on the field. Possesses a sense of timing on throws, accurate with passes and always gives receivers a chance to make the reception. Throws a catchable ball putting short and intermediate passes where only his receivers can make the reception.
Negative: Has a short throwing motion and looks like he's pushing the ball. Passes have minimal speed. Lacks a quick release and the ability to immediately get the ball out of his hands. Takes chances on occasion trying to get the ball through tight spots, yet lacks the arm strength to do as much.
Analysis: Moore was a winner on the college level and a tremendous leader on the field who did the little things well. He lacks the size, arm strength and physical skills to start in the NFL yet could effectively be a backup in a West Coast offense.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 242
40: 5.22
Year: 3Jr

Brock Osweiler

School: Arizona State
Position: QB
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a junior and threw for 63.2%/4036 yards/28 TDs/16 interceptions. First Arizona State quarterback to throw for more than 4000 yards in a season.
Positive: King-size pocket passer with an NFL arm but undeveloped game. Has a quick release and throws darts. Sells ball fakes, stands in the pocket and takes the big hit to get the ball away. Flashes the ability to throw beautiful passes. Better than average skills eluding pass rushers. Improvises when things break down.
Negative: Indecisive, struggles under the rush and makes poor decisions. Does not find the safety or display a sense of what's happening on the field. Very slow going to secondary targets. Lacks timing and late on throws. Does not release the ball with proper technique. Throws with a three quarters/side-arm delivery, consistently releases the ball off his back foot and changes his point of release.
Analysis: Osweiler has the physical skills to play at the next level, but needs a lot of work on his game. He must improve his throwing fundamentals, defensive reads and decision-making to have any chance of starting. He really needed another season in college to develop his game. He E(TM)s likely to be over-drafted due to his awesome physical skills.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 214
40: 4.98
Year: 5Sr

Mike Paulus

School: William & Mary
Position: QB
Bio: North Carolina transfer who E(TM)s been a part-time starter the past two seasons. Played in just four games last season, passing for 267 yards with a completion percentage of 38.9%. Junior totals included 62%/883 yards/4 TDs /2 interceptions.
Positive: One-time highly touted prospect coming off a terrible senior campaign. At the top of his game, he has a solid arm and good instincts. Natural looking off the safety, patient in the pocket and buys time for receivers. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid it and remains poised. Possesses a quick release, gets passes through the tight spots and shows good speed on downfield throws. Displays a sense of timing, stands in the pocket and takes a hit in order to get the ball away. Accurate with the ability to nicely place throws.
Negative: Struggled in 2011, displaying a lot of indecisiveness as a passer. Was not on the same page as his receivers and eventually got pulled from the starting lineup.
Analysis: After a spotty career at North Carolina, Paulus showed signs of life in 2010 during his initial tenure with William and Mary. His game took a step back last year and questions linger about his next level future. Paulus possesses the skill and arm strength to play at the next level, but he must quickly produce during rookie minicamp to have any shot of making a practice squad.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 209
40: 4.71
Year: 4Sr

Dan Persa

School: Northwestern
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors after his junior season. Passing totals last season included 73.4%/2376 yards/17 TDs/7 interceptions. Junior totals included passing numbers of 73.5%/2581/15/4 with an additional 519 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
Positive: Dynamic college quarterback who lacks the skills and measurables to play at the next level. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers and remains poised under the rush. Elusive, quick-footed and gets outside the pocket to avoid the rush, all the while keeping his eyes downfield in search of open receivers. Creates opportunities for himself and pass catchers. Tough, takes the big hit in order to get the ball away and picks up yardage with his legs up the field. Possesses a quick release and the ball immediately gets out of his hands. On the same page as his receivers. Does an outstanding job leading the offense.
Negative: Short and struggles to see over the offensive line. Has marginal arm strength, passes lacks speed and he struggles getting the throw through the tight spots. Not a strong ballcarrier.
Analysis: Persa was a terrific college player and a fearless quarterback who always found a way to produce positive yardage. He lacks the size and arm strength for the next level. He could squeeze his way onto a roster that projects him as a Wildcat quarterback.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 225
40: 5.01
Year: 5Sr

Brian Reader

School: Idaho
Position: QB
Bio: Junior college transfer who moved into the starting lineup as a senior, finishing with 54.2%/1974 yards/10 TDs /12 interceptions.
Positive: Strong-armed passer who flashed skill last season. Sells ball fakes, patient in the pocket and effectively controls the offense. Displays an adequate deep arm with the ability to put air under long passes and let receivers run to the ball. Knows where his receivers are on the field. Is an accurate passer who places the ball where only his receivers can make the reception. Senses the rush and steps up in the pocket to avoid defenders.
Negative: Makes a lot of errant tosses and has a poor touchdown-to-interception ratio. Limited starting experience on the college level.
Analysis: Reader is a developmental prospect with the physical skills to be a backup in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 243
40: 4.76
Year: 5Sr

Chris Relf

School: Mississippi State
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter at quarterback who threw for 60%/1,212 yards/10 touchdowns/9 interceptions as a senior after posting junior totals of 58.6%/1,789/13/6.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback who projects to tight end or running back at the next level. Displays good quickness, effective passing on the move and possesses enough arm strength to make all the throws. Shows a burst through the hole and open-field speed with the ability to pick up yardage carrying the ball. Impressive toughness.
Negative: Indecisive under the rush and does not remain poised. Sprays passes around the field.
Analysis: Relf was an adequate college quarterback, but does not possess the passing skills or accuracy to stay at the position in the NFL. He offers tight end size and better than average speed, which makes him worth keeping around as a developmental prospect.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.9
Year: 5Sr

Dane Simoneau

School: Washburn
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-American and all-conference honors last season. Senior totals included 58.1%/4089 yards/38 TDs/12 interceptions after he had 59.6%/3459/33/12 as a junior.
Positive: Underrated small school passer with NFL-type skills. Patient in the pocket, knows where his receivers are on the field and possesses a big-time arm. Remains poised under the rush and buys time for receivers. Gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist, loses nothing throw and on the move and possesses an explosive release. Puts speed on out patterns, can drive the deep throw and consistently places passes were his receivers have an opportunity to make the reception.
Negative: Does not consistently set up with proper footwork or release the ball off his top foot. Stares down the primary target, does not always find the safety and forces the ball into covered receivers. Struggles to picks up yards with his legs.
Analysis: Simoneau possesses the underlying physical skills to play at the next level yet needs to polish his technique and decision-making. He offers a good degree of upside and is worth a spot on a practice squad.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 209
40: 4.75
Year: 5Sr

Chester Stewart

School: Temple
Position: QB
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons and was also named as a team captain. Senior totals included 65.1%/743 yards/2 TDs /2 interceptions after he threw for 53.3%/842/4/5 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic college quarterback with a big-time arm. Patient in the pocket, outstanding with the ball fakes and quickly locates open receivers. Powers the ball into targets, shows outstanding speed on throws and puts passes out in front of receivers. Sits in the pocket and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Nice sense of knowing where receivers are, displays a sense of timing and puts touch on throws when necessary. Elusive, avoids the rush and easily picks up yardage with his legs.
Negative: Tends to stare down the primary target. Does not consistently throw tight spirals. Must improve his downfield accuracy. Never held down the starting job at Temple on a full-time basis
Analysis: Stewart was rotated in out of the starting lineup the past three seasons, but offers the physical skills and arm strength to play at the next level. He offers practice squad possibilities as a developmental quarterback prospect.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 222
40: 4.81
Year: 5Sr

Ryan Tannehill

School: Texas A&M
Position: QB
Bio: Senior totals included 61.6%/3744 yards/29 TDs/15 interceptions with 306 yards and four more scores on the ground, Started six games as a junior, throwing for 65%/1638/13/6. Lined up at receiver as a sophomore, leading the team with 46/1453/4.
Positive: Athletic quarterback prospect with a developing game. Sell ball fakes, knows where his receivers are on the field and remains poised under the rush. Moves well on his feet, easily gets outside the pocket and loses nothing throwing on the move. Stands strong against the rush, buys time for receivers and goes through progressions, getting the ball to his second or third option. Remains poised, makes good choices and is a smart football player. Always keeps his eyes downfield searching for receivers inside or outside of the pocket. Displays a good sense of timing, does not have receivers waiting on passes; throws a catchable ball. Puts air under his deep passes and corner patterns, allowing wideouts to run to the ball. Possess above-average arm strength with the ability to put velocity on passes. Picks up yardage with his legs when nothing else is available, showing the ability to outrun defenders.
Negative: Passes occasionally get away from him, putting receivers in perilous positions. Does not always find the safety. Occasionally seems to predetermine where he'll throw the ball from the snap. Does not always release the ball with proper technique or footwork.
Analysis: Tannehill displayed terrific progress the past two seasons after moving back to the quarterback position from receiver. He has a lot of potential. May need time to polish his skills, but his stock is on the rise.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 220
40: 4.78
Year: 4Jr

Darron Thomas

School: Oregon
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a sophomore. Passing totals last year included 62.2%/2761 yards/33 TDs /7 interceptions with 206 yards on the ground and three more scores. Sophomore passing totals included 61.5%/2881/38/9 with 93/486/5 on the ground.
Positive: Productive college quarterback who does not project well to the next level. Patient, buys time for receivers and easily gets outside the pocket to make throws on the move. Goes to the safe underneath outlet if nothing is available downfield, searches for receivers under the rush and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Elusive carrying the ball, displaying the ability to make defenders miss and create yardage.
Negative: Does not throw with consistent footwork, lacks proper pass placement and his passes tend to sail. Puts the ball up for grabs at times. Adversely reacts under the rush. Inaccuracy downfield leads to a loss of opportunities for the offense.
Analysis: Thomas was a champion caliber college quarterback at Oregon yet lacks the skills to impact in the NFL. He does not possess the passing ability to stay at quarterback and does not have the speed necessary to transition to running back.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 221
40: 4.97
Year: 5Sr

Brandon Weeden

School: Oklahoma State
Position: QB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 72.4 completion percentage/4727 yards/37 touchdowns/13 interceptions. Junior numbers included 66.9%/4277/34/13. Was a 2nd-round pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees. Saw his baseball career derailed by a shoulder injury. Will be 29 in October.
Positive: Physically gifted quarterback who's displayed consistent improvement the past two years. Patient in the pocket, remains poised and keeps his eyes fixed downfield looking for open receivers. Has a big-time arm, can make all the throws and gets the ball through tight spots. Puts passes in front of receivers and lets them run to the ball. Stands strong in the pocket against the rush and takes big hits to get the throw away. Displays a sense of timing and has the ball to receivers as they are exiting breaks. Sells ball fakes, throws good corner and fade patterns and puts air under deep passes. Loses nothing throwing on the run. Delivers passes with a flick of his wrist. Throws with an over-the-top delivery.
Negative: Immobile, struggles to avoid the rush and is not a threat running the ball. Stares down the primary target and slow to take his eyes from receivers. Forces the ball into covered receivers and puts passes up for grabs. Holds the ball a bit long in the pocket and is slow to pull the trigger. Age is a major issue.
Analysis: Weeden is a well-built pocket passer with the arm strength necessary to make all the throws at the next level. He needs to improve his defensive and his age will be a problem as many teams believe Weeden does not have a long shelf life in the NFL. He could be pushed into a starting lineup based on his physical skills.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 204
40: 4.54
Year: 5Sr

Russell Wilson

School: Wisconsin
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter who began his college career at North Carolina State. Big Ten Quarterback of the Year in 2011 and named to numerous All-American teams after passing totals of 72.8%/3175 yards/33 TDs/4 interceptions. All-conference selection in 2010, his final season at North Carolina State, after totals of 58.4%/3536/28/14. Baseball prospect who was selected by the Colorado Rockies during the 2010 MLB draft.
Positive: Athletic passer who is best on the move or outside the pocket. Nifty, elusive and displays the ability to escape the rush and make the throw on the move. Displays a nice sense of knowing where receivers are on the field, keeps his eyes downfield and loses nothing throwing on the run. Sidesteps oncoming defenders to avoid the rush, picks up yardage with his feet and works hard to make positive plays. Goes through receiver progressions, looks away from the primary target and does not force the ball into covered receivers. Easily gets rid of ball with a flick of his wrist, displays a sense of timing on underneath throws and knows where his receivers are on the field. Dangerous carrying the ball.
Negative: Primarily took snaps from the shotgun in college. Struggled during the Senior Bowl when lined up underneath center and asked to drop into the pocket and then make NFL passes. Lacks timing, coordination and accuracy. Lacks pocket stature and will have trouble seeing over the offensive line at the next level due to height limitations.
Analysis: Wilson is a physically gifted athlete who displayed solid improvement as a quarterback the past three seasons. His success at the next level will be determined by his ability to quickly pick up and play within an NFL passing system.

Height: 6-3.4
Weight: 225
40: 4.82
Year: 5Sr

Patrick Witt

School: Yale
Position: QB
Bio: Nebraska transfer awarded second-team all-conference honors as a junior. Senior passing totals included 62%/2368 yards/17 TDs/14 interceptions after putting up 60.4%/2216/12/12 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic small school passer with marginal next level skills. Displays good pocket awareness, knows where receivers are on the field and, for the most part, makes good decisions. Displays a sense of timing on throws, quick-footed with the ability to escape the rush and offers a quick release. Puts touch on throws when necessary. Looks away from covered targets and takes the safe underneath outlet. Surveys the field, buys time for receivers and goes through progressions.
Negative: Cannot withstand the rush in the pocket. Lacks a big-time arm and usually high of the mark when he tries to put extra speed on throws. Loses velocity on passes throwing on the move.
Analysis: Witt was a solid small school passer who made the most of his abilities. He lacks the physical skills to be a starter at the next level yet could be a third quarterback for a timing or West Coast offense.

Updated 2/26
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
31stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
41stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
51stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
61stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
71stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
81stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
91stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
101stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
OLB4Sr
111stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
121stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
131stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
141stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
151stJace Amaro
Texas Tech
TE3Jr
161stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
171stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
181stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
191stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
201stCyrus Kouandjio
Alabama
T3Jr
211stDerek Carr
Fresno State
QB5Sr
221-2Zack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
231-2Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DT5Sr
241stJohnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB3So
251-2Jason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr