Ryan Lindley NFL Draft prospect notes

Ryan Lindley
6'4, 215 pounds | Quarterback | San Diego State

First word:
Lindley considered entering the 2011 NFL Draft following his junior season but wisely chose to return to San Diego State. He should help his draft standing as the Aztecs move to a pro-style offense. Lindley has been the beneficiary of having a good wide receiving corps with Damarco Sampson and Vincent Brown. With both off the NFL, the 2011 season will be a showing one for Lindley. He's improved every season in college and needs to do so again in 2011.

Bold statement: Lindley's NFL Draft standing is solely dependent on how he plays this season.

Games viewed: (All 2010) Missouri, TCU, Utah, Navy

Ryan Lindley
6'4, 215 pounds | Quarterback | San Diego State

Notes:


• May have questionable arm strength. Really struggles at times working the ball near the sidelines.

• Doesn't always get good placement when he has to zip the ball into a tight window. Is much better when receivers have a cushion and he can float the ball in.

• Because of the previous two notes, Lindley has developed accuracy issues. In his best season last year, he completed only 57.7 percent of his passes. He's also thrown a combined 39 interceptions in three seasons, compared to 67 touchdowns.

• Will be a four-year starter at San Diego State. There, he played in a spread system his first three years, but the team is moving to a pro-style offense in 2011.

• Excels at hitting his receivers in stride when they're working the middle parts of the field.

• Gets away from under center and into his set with good pace. Needs to plant his feet better so he doesn't nuder throw as many passes.

 

• Throws with a nice, compact motion that shouldn't need refinement.

• Has good size and length for a quarterback, but will need to add some strength to his frame.

• Does better than most college quarterbacks at reading defenses.

• Although he's not a running quarterback by any means, Lindley has good enough agility and athleticism to move around in the pocket on play action and called roll outs.

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