Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after playing five games as a freshman. Junior totals from last season included 59.4%/3612/34/12 after 59.5%/1983/17/6 as a sophomore when he missed five contests with a fractured right thumb. Has been red-flagged with behavioral issues for several off-the-field incidents.
Positive: Strong-armed passer with early-round physical skills but late-round maturity. Patient, waits for receivers to come free before delivering the pass, and can make all the throws. Displays a nice sense for knowing where his receivers are on the field. Remains poised as the pocket collapses around him and, for the most part, throws with good accuracy. Easily drives deep passes down the field getting long throws out in front of receivers and putting air under the ball. Leads receivers over the middle, zips the outs, and gets the ball through tight windows. Throws beautiful strikes down the field and rarely has receivers waiting on the ball. Senses the rush, remains calm, and steps up to buy time. Effectively commands the offense and puts touch on throws when necessary. Loses nothing getting outside the pocket and throwing on the move.
Negative: Not a quarterback who will pick up yardage with his legs. Misreads the defense, does not always find the safety, and at times late locating the open receiver. Has a streaky game and inconsistent accuracy. Off the field issues have raised major concerns.
Analysis: From the time he stepped into the starting lineup as a freshman, Bray displayed the skills necessary to lead a franchise at the next level. He offers pocket-passer size, the arm strength for the vertical game, and the accuracy to be a consistent winner in the NFL. His mechanics and decision-making both on and off the field leave much to be desired. Bray comes with tremendous upside potential but must polish his game and his personality before he'll be ready for the next level.