Brandon Weeden NFL Draft prospect notes

Brandon Weeden
6'4, 218 pounds | Quarterback | Oklahoma State

First word:
Among the quarterbacks in the 2012 NFL Draft, Brandon Weeden is one of the better rhythm throwers. He's a timing-based quarterback who will need to be in the right system to succeed. The trouble could be finding that system. Weeden is a 28-year-old former minor league baseball player. Unless he really becomes a sensation, it's hard to see a team taking him in the first two rounds of the draft.

Notes:


Possesses a moderately strong arm to deliver deep passes. Tends to place his passes near the sideline too high. It's a correctable issue, but an odd one.

Due to his advanced age, Weeden's potential is likely maxed out.

When he gets in rhythm, Weeden can be hard to slow down. It seems the more completions in a row he gets, the more confident he becomes.

Seems to read the defense fairly well. Because he plays in a shot gun, Weeden has to take his eye off the defense to make sure he catches the ball.

Has a throwing motion that will need some refinement. Will hold the ball below his chest, elongating his delivery.

Has a tendency to tap the ball before throwing it. This sort of tell could be a killer at the next level as it will allow defensive linemen a chance to time a bat down.

Good enough size for the position, though he doesn't have the strongest build.

Shows enough athleticism to leave the pocket and avoid the rush.
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