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2013 Draft
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11 Geno Smith QB 1 West Virginia Sr 6023 218 1st
BRS (Gollin) - He can motor. Product of dink and dunk system. Consistency an issue. Not worth a #7 but may have developmental potential if around in round 2 or 3.

Combine Forty - 4.56u

Pro Day (Brandt) - Smith did the weigh-in only for the pro day, opting not to participate in drills. A portion of his position workout was run by trainer, and former NFL QB, Chris Weinke. The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals also held workouts with the quarterback.

Didn't play in Senior Bowl.

PFW Audibles - "Geno Smith holds onto the ball way too long. He doesn't step up in the pocket and takes a lot of sacks...I understand why everyone is talking about him in the first round. It is very rare you see any quarterback that is a first round pick take a safety during his (college) career. I put on their bowl game - this guy had two in one game. I cannot get it out of my head. He's not as advertised."

Based on -
Stats have been inflated by coach Dana Holgorsen's high-octane passing attack, but he is blessed with some intriguing traits…But there are some warts to Smith's game. All shotgun… inconsistent with set-up and delivery, often throwsoff his back foot… only average accuracyon deeper throws -- especially those that require touch. Against the notoriously leaky secondaries of the Big 12 conference, had eye-popping statistics against notoriously leaky secondaries.
21 Matt Barkley QB 2 Southern California Sr 6024 227 1st
BRS (Gollin) - Probably less than his pre-senior hype but better than the sweeping negatives issued by the pundits. Lacks the athletic sparkle of the top six drafted QB's a year ago, but knows what he's doing and could develop into something special under the right circumstances. But definitely not worth a #7. (Note - I have to wonder out loud if the similarity in last name to Sam Bradford has rubbed off on Barkley in the draft world).

Combine - DNP

Pro Day (Brandt)  - Barkley stood on his height measurement from the NFL Scouting Combine (6-foot-2) and weighed 231 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89 and 4.92 seconds, and had a short shuttle time of 4.55 seconds In the quarterback drills, Barkley threw all of his passes into the wind. I’m told that Barkley displayed an arm strength similar to that of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, and that he also did a good job throwing the seam route. It was a workout better than some had expected.

Didn't play in Senior Bowl.

Based on  -Understanding of the USC offense is greatly under-appreciated. Not quite Andrew Luck butdoes so many of the "little" things well, like rolling either to his left or right and consistently firing accurate passes on the move or freezing the safeties by looking one direction and passing the other..Some will knock his size, "average" arm strength etc… a touch shorter than scouts would prefer… greater zip than expected…must improve accuracy on deep ball…limited in the number of differing teams he's faced. Mobile, accurate and incredibly poised. Entered the 2012 season as the top prospect in the country. –

38 Tyler Wilson QB 3 Arkansas rSr 6021 215 1st-2nd
BRS (Gollin) - Some Cardinal diehards love this kid. Sounds like a headier, grittier version of Barkley. Lacks the deep touch and a bit risky throwing into tight spots

Combine Forty - 4.94u

Pro Day (Brandt)  - Wilson looked very, very good during drills. He had a lot of zip on the ball, threw tight spirals and made all the throws.

Senior Bowl - Best of weak lot. Master of the checkdown pass, but very inaccurate long.BB

Based on  - Good height…May lack Mallet’s fastball but his arm is every bit as strong as Barkley’s Showed surprising poise and courage in the pocket - repeatedly showed the toughness to ignore an oncoming defender, absorb the hit and still get off an accurate pass.Overly confident in his ability to fit passes through tight windows, and will throw with just his arm rather than stepping into passes…Must improve ball placement on deeper routes.

48 Ryan Nassib QB 4 Syracuse rSr 6021 227 2nd
BRS (Gollin) - Smart, good mechanics, can throw on the run, live arm - but can get a bit fragmented under pressure and, in my opinion, lacks the "something extra" you'd like to see from a star QB.

Combine Forty - 4.84u

Pro Day (Brandt) - Nassib stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He has 10 1/2-inch hands, which is a really good hand size for a quarterback, especially if he winds up being selected by an outdoor team. Nassib has two visits scheduled with NFL teams.

Senior Bowl - Considered 3rd behind Wilson and Glennon, but nothing special enough to be considered a Top 25 QB.

PFW Audibles - "I'm not sold on Ryan Nassib's arm. He has really short arms. He's not a great runner, but he's one of the better pure passers I've seen. He's better than Kirk Cousins."

Based on  - Good-enough arm strength to make throws at all levels of the field with the mechanics and beautiful ball fakes that scouts love to see. Will make poor reads under pressure and force throws, but is a smart player and will look-off defenders and work through his progressions. Isn't a statue in the pocket and very accurate throwing on the run with impressive toughness for the position. A gamer with a live arm and the potential to rise up draft boards with a consistent senior year, ranking as one of the more underrated players for the 2013 NFL Draft.

53 Mike Glennon QB 5 North Carolina State rSr 6071 225 2nd
BRS (Gollin) - Cannon arm, but raw with unrefined mechanics.

Combine Forty - 5.00u

Pro Day (Brandt) - Glennon had a good positional work out. He has a very strong arm and spins the ball well. He does have accuracy issues but overall he looked good.

Senior Bowl - Arguably the best athlete with the biggest arm, but had accuracy problems and didn't distinguish himself.

PFW Audibles - "Mike Glennon is a backup to me. He can't avoid anything back there. Someone is going to give him a chance to start. I think he's more of a career backup. Put on the Virginia and Vanderbilt games - he has some bad tapes."

Based on  - Glennon, has Ideal size and arm strength for the next level, but must improve his upper and lower body technique…obvious understanding and passion for the game but very unpolished with his footwork must refine the details of the position. Borderline top-100 selection, but could make a big jump up draft boards with a strong senior season.

Looked strong at times at the Senior Bowl, where he had the strongest arm among the quarterbacks there. Can deliver strikes downfield and make concise NFL throws to all levels of the field.
60 *Tyler Bray QB 6 Tennessee Jr 6061 232 2nd

BRS (Gollin) - Big size, strong arm (can really drill it) and is improving. Pocket guts. Funky (3/4) delivery. Inconsistent fundamentals. Mainly shotgun. Not real mobile.

Combine Forty - 5.00u

Pro Day (Brandt) - Bray has a big arm, really spins the ball well, but needs to work on his accuracy.

PFW Audibles - "Tyler Bray is built like an Ethiopian distance runner - he's tall and very lean. He's very careless with the ball.  He has a windup. He's not a very good football player."

Based on - Plenty of natural arm talent and even more confidence in his ability to fit the ball in tight windows. Reminiscent of Jay Cutler.Consistently more accurate driving the ball than floating it and has become especially lethal due to his timing and accuracy on the slant and post to big receivers. May be the best at delivering a consistently accurate ball on the deep out. willing to step up into a disintegrating pocket

Very quick release undermined by a 3/4 delivery. A bit lazy with his fundamentals, failing to step into the direction of his passes. Consistently forces his receivers to adjust to his throws, cutting down on the potential for YAC’s and leading his teammates into some hellacious hits. Remains a work in progress…mostly shotgun QB.takes the vast majority of his snaps out of the shotgun….a long-legged, relatively slow-footed athlete with only marginal overall mobility.

75 Zac Dysert QB 7 Miami (Ohio) rSr 6030 231 2nd-3rd
BRS (Gollin) - Shotgun. Short passing specialist. Uncomplicated system. Can drill it. Average accuracy. Nice mobility.

Combine Forty - DNP

Pro Day (Brandt) - A workout conducted outdoors in the elements — 25-degree temperatures and 10 mph winds — did little to hurt the intrigue surrounding Zac Dysert in the 2013 NFL Draft.

A total of 22 teams — including quarterbacks coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers — were represented at Miami of Ohio’s pro day on March 21. Dysert — who draws an obvious comparison to former RedHawks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — has a private workout scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles. According to his draft profile on, Dysert’s skill set and college production are similar to Roethlisberger, but he doesn’t quite possess the arm strength and bulk of the two-time Super Bowl winner and 2004 first-round draft choice.

Dysert (6-foot-3 1/8, 227 pounds) went through a positional workout led by 2000 Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, who now trains quarterbacks .... Dysert completed 54 of 64 passes in the workout, which is a good showing when you take into account the weather conditions. Dysert is a mid-round quarterback with a lot of upside, and it will be interesting to see where he gets drafted.

Senior Bowl. Didn't separate himself. Inconsistent accuracy. Throws pretty good on the move.

PFW Audibles - "Zac Dysert is a good athlete, but he's not going to beat you with his feet. He throws a nice ball. I'm not sure how passionate he is about the game. He might become a starter, but I just get that feeling that he's a guy you'll be looking to replace.

Based on - Looks the part of an NFL quarterback. Broad-shoulders and a strong frame. Has an efficient, over-the-top release and good accuracy on in-cutting routes. Generally steps into his throws with impressive accuracy when throwing on the move (typically rolls to his right). Good touch, especially on intermediate and deeper passes. Stands strong in the pocket to exhaust his throwing options.  Good overall athlete who isn't afraid to take off and run with the ball. Not elusive or fast, but more athletic than he looks and is a determined runner who knows where he has to go to keep the chains moving. Good intangibles for the position. Didn't seem fazed by hostile environments (Ohio State, Boise State) and is the first three-time captain in Miami history.

Shotgun background in an offense that simplified his reads and made the vast majority of his throws underneath tosses that simply don't translate to the NFL. Rarely asked to drive the ball down the field and may not possess the velocity to slip balls through tight windows. Lacks consistent accuracy on the move, often forcing his receivers to adjust their routes. Compares to Josh McCown…Enough natural talent for a top 100 selection, but remains a work in progress with just average accuracy.

80 Landry Jones QB 8 Oklahoma rSr 6041 225 2n-3rd
BRS (Gollin) - Mainly shotgun (some problems under center at Senior Bowl). May have as much long term potential as any QB in this draft. Makes all the throws. Checked down a lot in college - will need to go thru & execute his progressions. High risk when he throws while backing  up or off his back foot (needs to learn when to hold 'em or fold 'em). Must protect ball better when escaping pressure.

Combine Forty - 5.03u

Pro Day (Braandt) - Jones kept his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the vertical jumpbroad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard short shuttle). Noted quarterbacks guru George Whitfield — who has worked with the previous two No. 1 overall picks, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton, among others — put Jones through a on-field program that included 70 passes thrown, with a heavy concentration on middle- to deep-pass routes. Of those 70 passes, 66 were completed and only one of those incompletions was a bad throw. Jones is the fourth-rated quarterback prospect (No. 57 overall) on my top-100 big board.

Senior Bowl - You can see the raw talent, but also the inconsistent mechanics and accuracy

Based on -Struggled hitting running backs on short swing passes while taking snaps from under center at the Senior Bowl. Above-average accuracy when settled in the pocket or on designed roll-outs. Leads receivers down the seam and on crossing routes, places throws low in traffic where only his man can make a play. Fade throws to the sideline are on the money between linebackers and safeties, even when on the run. Makes the back-shoulder throw with regularity. Puts sufficient air under deep balls to avoid over-throwing and allows receivers to run underneath…Will backpedal early and lose accuracy.  Very strong arm… Displays serious juice on throws to either sideline and stretch the field vertically. Ball comes out of his hand nicely, with a fairly tight spirall…Can beat zone defenders to the spot inside the hashes. Takes just enough off passes to flat… Loses some zip and accuracy when feet are not set..

Works mostly from the shotgun…good enough footwork and urgency on handoffs to easily transition to regular under-center duty.  Keeps feet active in the pocket to maintain rhythm. Steps up into the pocket vs. outside pressure…Slides out of the pocket with his eyes downfield to avoid a defender, but will occasionally give up big loss by trying to evade inevitable sack. Has over-the-top release which can be fast enough to make the quick slant, can drop his arm to make throws around defenders when needed. Carries the ball low in drops. Delivery lengthened, and sometimes pauses at the top, when aiming instead of throwing. Set-up breaks down if pressured regularly.

Gets cues from the sideline, but can make calls and pre-snap reads on his own at the next level. Most drops from under center are on play action, so he has one deep read &  then checks down (must learn to read on the drop). Looks safeties off his primary read at times, but also trusts his arm too much, throwing into traffic. Must throw before receivers come out of their breaks instead of waiting for them to be open. Lots of big plays from play action. Coached to check down often / will need to prove himself capable of making secondary reads downfield at the next level. Better than expected athlete…can run bootlegs effectively to either side, sells fake handoff quite well. Squares shoulder while running left to make accurate throws. Generally accurate on the move, and leading receivers even if a bit high or wide. Runs upright and not very elusive in the open field, but has enough straight-line speed to pick up first downs with his feet on naked boots. Relatively quiet off the field but has increased his leadership role. Usually even-tempered but will let receivers know when they run the wrong route or fail to help him on extended plays. Solid character, strong in his faith.

94 EJ Manuel QB 9 Florida State rSr 6045 237 3nd
BRS (Gollin) - Great size and athleticism, but mental has to catch up with physical (makes all the typical rookie mental mistakes).

Combine Forty - 4.62u

Pro Day (Brandt) - Mike Mayock was on hand to witness Florida State’s pro day, where quarterback EJ Manuel — a player rated as the No. 2 QB in the draft by Mayock — was one of the key prospects working out. After the pro day, Mayock went on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft” and declared Manuel, “a better prospect than Christian Ponder was two years ago, with more upside.” (Ponder, who also went to Florida State, was the 12th overall selection in the 2011 Draft. NFL). After the workout, Manuel was interviewed by Mayock, who grilled the Seminole about how he’ll handle the pressure in the NFL Draft

Senior Bowl - Had the only TD pass - a beautifully thrown deep ball, but , but like L Jones, had inconsistent accuracy.

Based on - Passes the eye test with a tall, strong frame and the arm strength to spin the ball downfield. Has the legs to extend and make plays. Has raw physical and athletic tools, but will need to prove he is just as talented with the mental part of the game.. Makes poor decisions throwing into coverage and failing to see the entire field downfield Routinely holds the ball too long in the pocket and seems rattled by pressure. On a good note, hel showed off his outstanding arm strength, athleticism, footwork and agility in the weeks leading up to the Senior Bowl.
116 Matt Scott QB 10 Arizona rSr 6021 213 3rd-4th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) – If, as NFLScouts says, he resembles Seneca Wallace, he may have a bit of Russell Wilson in him.

Combine Forty - 4.66u

Pro Day (Brandt) - The entire offensive coaching staff of the Arizona Cardinals was on hand for the workout. Scott only got measured at the pro day, standing by his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer among his position group in each event he competed in). After just one season in Rich Rodriguez’s spread attack, Scott has earned high praise from the veteran coach, who said that Scott is the best quarterback he’s had in 23 years of coaching. Scott throws a quick ball, and can heave quality passes without having his hands on the laces. He looked really good in the positional workout.

Another passer gaining steam? How about Matt Scott, the 6-foot-2, 213-pounder out of Arizona. Thursday that Scott has teams intrigued. "Buzz is building," Jeremiah tweeted. "According to a good source, he has several private workouts on tap." Scott's timing is right on the money. This year's crop of passing prospects is widely regarded as mundane...thin pickings could mean a player like Scott goes earlier than expected.

Scott has been praised for his velocity and accuracy. Scouts have talked about his ability to thread the needle and it's clear teams -- every one of them, looking for that diamond in the rough -- wants to find that guy they can pluck closer to the third round than the first. Considering the circumstances, Scott might not last that long.

Based on - Dual-threat passer well-suited to today's NFL. Efficient setup and delivery including a quick release. Throws a tight spiral with plenty of velocity…Can drive passes through tight windows, including on deep in-cutting routes and the deep-out. Very good accuracy, velocity on slant routes. Good touch to loft passes between defenders and down the sideline. Good ball placement. Consistently hits his receivers in stride, providing them the opportunity to gain yardage after the catch. Good elusiveness in the pocket/keeps his eyes downfield and is accurate on the move (especially to his right)…squares his shoulders and delivers passes with zip. Tough. Willing to stare down the barrel and take the big hit to complete the throw. Selfless / took a redshirt in 2011 to return as Arizona's starter. Lean build may make him more prone to injuries. Perfect schematic fit for Rich Rodriguez's offense and will need time to acclimate to  a more traditional pro-style attack (including taking snaps under center). Slight 3/4 release makes his lack of height even more of an issue. Often allowed to throw based on his initial read in this offense /tends to get happy feet when forced to come off of his first target.

Generally accurate, but can be wild high, forcing his receivers to adjust and potentially absorb big hits. Compares to Seneca Wallace and will require some fine-tuning but don't be surprised if his toughness and better-than-advertised arm talent result in an extended NFL career, perhaps even as a starter.

151 Colby Cameron QB 11 Louisiana Tech rSr 6021 212 4th-5th
Combine Forty - 4.66u
183 Brad Sorensen QB 12 Southern Utah rSr 6044 229 5th-6th
Combine Forty - 4.91u
214 Collin Klein QB 13 Kansas State rSr 6047 226 6th-7th
Combine Forty - 4.78u

Pro Day (Brandt) — He had 31 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-3 broad jump and a 4.50-second short shuttle drill. He threw the ball in quarterback drills.

256 Jordan Rodgers QB 14 Vanderbilt rSr 6-1 212 7th
Combine - DNP

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