Panthers, UDFA. La. Tech: Adequate size. Average hand size.
Positives: Adequate speed and athleticism. Fairly quick — looks awkward, but can move around in the pocket. Fair touch. Average speed and runs often. Nice back-shoulder pass. Adequate arm strength. Fair velocity and accuracy. Quick feet and gets set up in pocket quickly.
Negatives: Long windup, though reportedly improving in offseason. Needs to look off WRs, and will throw INTs to CBs watching only his eyes. Dances too much in pocket. Throws off back foot often. Looks hesitant and double-clutches often. Throws a wobbly pass. Below-average deep accuracy.
Projection: Could stick on team as third QB, replacing either Jimmy Clausen or Derek Anderson, and could eventually become Cam Newton’s backup in 2014 and beyond. Athletic enough for the NFL, but really needs improvement in the mental aspects of the game. No need to draft, but may have handcuff value in 2014 and beyond.