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3. Bryce Petty- Quarterback, Baylor
Size:
6’3 230lbs
2013 Stats: 250/403 4,200 yards 32 TDs 3 INTs
2014 Stats: 270/428 3,855 yards 29 TDs 7 INTs

Petty finished up a marvelous two year career at Baylor.
Petty finished up a marvelous two year career at Baylor.

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Toughness- Played with two fractures in his back.
  • Strong Arm
  • Developed great touch and timing with his receivers

Analysis: Bryce Petty put up great numbers at Baylor, but some scouts wonder if his game will translate to the next level.  Petty has a strong arm that was evident while watching game film on him, he can chuck the ball easily 60 yards in the air.  At 6’3 Petty has the size NFL scouts are looking for at the quarterback position, and like many successful QB’s at the next level Bryce is as tough as any of them.  Petty has played through a myriad of injuries from fractured vertebrae’s, to concussions—throughout all of them he never wanted to leave the field.  In the Cotton Bowl against a great defense in Michigan State, Petty converted 36 of 51 passes for 550 yards and three touchdowns–a fantastic performance to end his college career (even though they lost 42-41).  Petty won’t be ready day one in the NFL, but if he is given time to develop in a NFL system, he has a chance to be good.

Need to Improve:

  • Progressions
  • Accuracy- especially on deep balls
  • Footwork
  • Pro-Style System- Only took snaps from the shotgun in college.

Analysis: Watching film on Petty there are some areas he will need to drastically improve in order to be a starting caliber quarterback in the NFL.  The most glaring hole in his game is the inability to go through his progressions.  Too many times Petty locked in to his primary target, and never went to his other reads if the primary was not open.  In Baylor’s offensive system, the goal was to isolate their wide receivers one on one with defensive backs.  Most of the time Baylor’s receivers were able to win those matchups.  I did not see Petty “throw his receivers open” on film.  He seemed to struggle mightily with that.  Petty liked to throw deep 50+ yards, but those throws were 50/50 balls where it was either a catch by his guy or a catch by the defense for an interception.  Petty has great tools, but he will need to work hard to develop them in the NFL.

Projected Round: 2-4

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