Lions, UDFA. Boise St.: Lefty QB. Short for the position and lacks bulk. Above-average hand size, but short arms.
Positives: Good play fakes. Excellent on timing routes. Average arm strength. Very accurate, even rolling left. Spreads ball around. Accurate on intermediate routes. Moves well in pocket to find passing windows, and he has to because of his shorter size. Average speed. Fairly elusive and moves well in pocket.
Negatives: Sometimes throws with 3/4 motion, a bad sign for a short QB. Isn’t a running threat — poor change-of-direction skills and burst. Makes poor decisions under even minor pressure. Locks onto receiver. Didn’t face too much pressure in college due to line quality. Though he worked from under center about 1/4 of the time in college, needs a lot of work under center — looks very uncomfortable taking snaps there.
Projection: Like Russell Wilson, truly lacks the height to be consistently successful in the pocket, but also lacks Wilson’s arm to potentially overcome the height. Will be the Lions’ 3rd QB behind Stafford and Hill, but won’t ever be a fantasy performer. No need to draft.