Petty has little experience under center or with his three-, five- and seven-step drops and needs to improve his pocket presence to feel pressure while keeping his eyes downfield. He is reminiscent of a younger, more athletic version of Brandon Weeden, coming from a spread offense that relies on a lot of quick, one-read plays that make it easy to identify single match-ups.
--Dane Brugler (6/1/14)
The most intriguing quarterback prospects for the 2015 class are the underclassmen, but Petty leads the senior group and has a chance to be a top-32 pick less than a year from now. He has more than enough arm strength to make every throw, displaying excellent timing within Baylor's pass-happy, shotgun offense.
Petty led the Big 12 in passing last season with 4,200 yards, 62% completions and a 32-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio and should only improve on those statistics in 2014.
08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Bryce Petty, Baylor...Petty enters his senior season at BU as one of the most-talented signal callers in the country. Last season, Petty was named All-America by Athlon and Sporting News, a consensus Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Petty led the Big 12 in passing yards (4,200, fourth nationally), total offense (339.2 yards/game, eighth nationally), passing touchdowns (32, 11th nationally), and rushing touchdowns (14, 19th nationally). He completed 250-of-403 passes (62.0 percent) and ran for 209 yards and 14 TDs on 94 rushes. - Baylor football