QB Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

Broncos, 2nd round. Ariz. St.: Junior who has declared for 2012 draft. Very tall and solidly built.

Positives: Accurate short. Moves well for his size.

Negatives: Below-average velocity and arm strength. Long windup. Lacks touch. 3/4 release but gets away with it due to height. Throws into coverage often. Inaccurate deep. Poor decisions once outside of pocket.

Projection: Will probably be the top backup to Peyton Manning over Caleb Hanie. With Manning’s iffy injury situation and his draft position, he has a good chance of contributing fairly soon. And with Manning as a mentor, he should learn a lot. I just don’t think he’s all that good, and will likely never be more than a fantasy QB3 at best. Draft as a handcuff, but don’t overpay.

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