Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada – 2015

All-Star Games: Shrine Game.

Positives: Though he lacks height, he has above-average bulk for the position with a solid build – more like a running back. He also has adequate hand size. His best attributes are in his toughness and athleticism. As a runner, he shows above-average speed and a willingness to fight for yards. Consistently falls forward as a runner. Is also able to improvise and keep plays alive with his feet. He doesn’t seem to panic under pressure, and is able to step up in the pocket under outside pressure. He also throws with nice touch on short passes. Under pressure and on the run, he will keep his eyes downfield to look for receivers and knows when to throw the ball away.

Negatives: Slightly below-average height for the position. He comes out of a pistol offense with a lot of option aspects, so he may not be ready to take on an NFL offense. He throws with below-average accuracy at all levels. He also has below-average velocity and his passes will wobble a lot when he tries to drive them. He locks onto his receivers consistently. His mechanics need some work – especially his throwing mechanics on the move. Even without pressure, he will fall backwards while throwing and lose a lot of velocity. Below-average ball security on the move and will hold the ball in one hand away from his body. He is also hesitant, and holds the ball too long at times in the pocket or getting sacked for big losses trying to extend plays with his feet. He also tends to overthrow receivers when he steps up in the pocket.

Projection: UDFA. His athleticism is probably enough to get him into at least a rookie camp, and probably a training camp, but his arm talent isn’t high enough for a team to keep him on the roster.

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