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2017 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes: Brad Kaaya, QB, University of Miami

2017 NFL Draft Scouting Notes.Brad Kaaya. QB. 6’4 218 Lbs. (Junior) Miami. 

The Positives.

1) Good NFL Size

2) Strong Arm

3) Good ball placement

4) Quick release

The Negatives.

1) Not a mobile QB

2) Inconsistent fundamentals

Brad Kaaya is a player who many are touting as the second best QB who is eligible for this year’s NFL draft, though I am not quite ready to deem him that just yet.

Kaaya has the prototypical NFL QB size, at 6’4 218 Lbs. He has a strong arm, and a noticeably quick release, which aids in avoiding QB pressures. His deep ball accuracy is very good, as his his ball placement. Kaaya has good pocket awareness, and the ability to slide around the pressure in the pocket. He is a pocket passer as opposed to a mobile QB. His fundamentals are inconsistent at this time. When he sets his feet, squares his hips, and steps into his throws, he can be a very accurate passer. But he too often will throw from an awkward angle which doesn’t allow him to square up or step into the throw, and his accuracy suffers for it. Last season Kaaya completed 61% of his passes for 3,238 yards, 16TD’s, and only 5 INT’s. If he uses this season to clean up his bad habits, and become more fundamentally sound, along with having another productive season, then he will be in the conversation of being among the best QB’s available. Of course if for some reason he struggles, or if he gets hurt, he could just decide to return to school for his senior season.

This piece was wrote by our D1 scout Lijah Spencer. Make sure you follow him on Twitter @Tweaked74!

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