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Ryan Nassib, QB

School: Syracuse  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: West Chester, PA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 227 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4142

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.952.861.77- 28 1/28'9"4.537.34
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a thick, athletic build to handle the pounding of playing in the NFL. Quick setup and delivery. The ball sizzles out of his hand, especially on short to intermediate passes. Good mobility. Willing to step up and out of the pocket to buy time and can deliver a catchable ball while on the move.

Flashes the ability to look off the safety. Takes the game and his own improvement seriously and was characterized as "wired right" by scouts. Good hand size (10 1/2) for a quarterback).

WEAKNESSES: A bit short for the position. Inconsistent accuracy, especially on passes which require some touch. Not as accurate on his deep passes as his strong arm might lead you to believe. Has a tendency to loft the ball deep and rely on his wideout to run under it, rather than successfully leading him away from the defender.

Inconsistent footwork. Tends to rely on his arm, losing accuracy. Disappointed at the Senior Bowl after coming in with high expectations.

COMPARES TO: Kellen Clemens, QB, Rams -- Tough, stout and possessing enough arm talent to develop into an NFL starter, there is a lot to like about Nassib, just as there was with Clemens, whose development helped land him a second-round selection by the Jets (No. 49 overall) in 2005.

Player Overview

Nassib's consistent development over the past three seasons has made him the most intriguing prospect from the university since the Philadelphia Eagles plucked Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick in 1999. He had a 26-10 TD-to-INT ratio as a senior, when the offense was less focused on the running game.

Nassib's steady improvement helped land coach Doug Marrone the head coaching position with the Buffalo Bills. An inconsistent week of practice at the Senior Bowl had Nassib's stock a bit more in flux, but he steadied it a bit at the Scouting Combine and had several private pre-draft workouts with teams.

At his pro day, Nassib completed 69 of 75 passes in a workout orchestrated by former NFL quarterback and assistant coach Ken Anderson and former NFL coordinator Paul Hackett.

Considering the relatively dearth of talent at quarterback in the 2013 draft, his status as one of the more intriguing prospects is also secure.

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04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 40. QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse (6-2, 227, 5SR)...The second QB on the board, Nassib's touch and accuracy tend to waver. But he is a strong-armed passer with the feet, smarts and mentality to be an NFL starter. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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