Brad Kaaya-QB-Miami (FL)
Size: 6’4 216lbs

Brad Kaaya

Strengths:

  • Played in pro-style system
  • Progressions
  • Quick release
  • Good footwork
  • Mental makeup

Analysis: Brad Kaaya is a three-year starter and pro-style pocket passer. Experienced and comfortable under center and in play-action offense. Has shown an ability to read the entire field when asked. Gets through progressions fairly quickly. Expedites release and throws to an area in front of the route when blitz is closing in. He understands his arm limitations and rarely takes unnecessary chances throwing into space. Rhythm passer comfortable working in timing-based passing attack. Schooled on mechanics of the position since he was eight years old. Uses well-timed climbs and slides to maneuver away from pressure. Footwork is consistent and well-rehearsed. Ball stays tucked under his ear until he cuts it loose with relatively quick wrist flick. Throws on balance with easy delivery.

Weaknesses:

  • Accuracy
  • Not a ‘great’ arm
  • Mobility
  • Ball placement

Analysis: For everything Kaaya does well he has physical limitations that severely hurt his draft stock. His accuracy and ball placement can be sketchy and he will rush throws and “work early” rather than throw with velocity into tight windows. Front side opens early, causing passes to sail. Consistently poor accuracy on intermediate work. Completed just 38 percent of his passes between 11-20 yards in 2016. Underthrows deep balls and fails to consistently hit crossers and slants in stride. Arm strength lags behind NFL norm. Plain and simple he lacks the arm talent and improvisational skills to create magic with off-balance throws on the move. Fails to see and exploit anticipatory throws between linebackers and safeties. Lacks mobility outside the pocket and will give into the pressure — at times taking the sack rather than getting rid of the ball.

What the scouts say:  “I really love his mental makeup and I want to like him more as a prospect. I just think someone is going to overdraft the person or the intangibles. At the end of the day, he has to throw with better accuracy and velocity or he’ll be just another guy.”

NFL Comparison: Josh McCown

Draft Projection: Round 4

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