QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan State

Redskins, 4th round. Mich. St.: Average size. Above-average hand size. Short arms.

Positives: From pro-style offense. Adequate speed. Average zip on throws. Moves well in pocket. Steps up well to avoid rush. Throws very catchable pass with little wobble and nice touch.

Negatives: Questionable deep accuracy. Shows little escapability. Pressure seems to get into his head easily and then starts throwing consistently off back foot. Doesn’t feel blind-side rush. Slightly inaccurate on timing patterns. Doesn’t read coverage well. Locks on receivers and misses open reads. Poor accuracy on run. Below-average change-of-direction skills and burst as a runner.

Projection: Doesn’t do anything well enough yet to be a consistent starter, but could certainly develop into a solid backup and emergency starter. With Rex Grossman ahead of him on Redskins, he probably won’t learn anything to curb his propensity for bad decisions. If he starts, he probably won’t ever be worth starting in fantasy — but may be worth a roster spot in super-deep leagues.

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