2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
While we patiently (or not so patiently) await the beginning of the 2015 college football season, we continue our look at some of the top prospects who will be available for next April’s NFL draft. As always these notes are based on previous year’s film, and will be followed by the full scouting report which will come after I get to watch film from this upcoming season. Here are my notes:
Jacoby Brissett, QB, 6’4, 235 Lbs. N.C. State, (RS Senior)
1) Has prototypical NFL size
2) Has very good pocket presence
3) Has good scrambling ability
4) Good accuracy
5) Has ability to throw accurately on the run
1) May lean too heavily on his running ability
2) Does get too many balls batted down at the LOS (line of scrimmage)
3) Arm strength is good, but not great
Jacoby Brissett is a very interesting prospect. At 6’4 and 235 Lbs he is the prototypical size for a NFL QB. He has very good scrambling ability, often times gaining big chunks of yardage to gain the first down for his team. He has good but not great arm strength, however he does have the ability to make all of the NFL throws. His accuracy is usually very good, though he doesn’t often take many deep shots down the field (due to mostly bad protection by his O line). He has shown great ability to throw accurately on the run, and the ability to make the throw from many different angles. Brissett is a very strong player and is hard for defenses to bring to the ground, and he has good pocket presence knowing how and when to avoid the sack. He shows the ability to go through his progressions, at times throwing to his 3rd or 4th option. He does get too many balls batted down at the LOS considering his height, and he does seem to lean on his running ability a bit too often. Whether that is by design of the coach or his natural instinct, it is hard to say. As with most young QB’s these days Brissett plays mostly out of the shotgun formation, although he does take the snap from under center and runs traditional (back to the defense) play action from time to time. Brissett has the size and a plethora of the tools needed to become a solid QB at the next level. The success he has this season and proving he can throw the deep ball could go a long way towards making him a first round pick.
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