Nick Florence, QB

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Garland, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 205 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good athlete and determined runner to pick up positive yardage and use his mobility effectively. Good arm strength and velocity on short-to-intermediate throws. Confident downfield thrower and gives his targets a chance. Smart, heady player and makes accurate pre-snap reads. Managed quick strike, high-tempo offense. Grounded, focused individual and mature (already married).

Tough as a runner with good bulk on his frame to break tackles. Plays with a never-give-up attitude and is like an extra coach on the field. Very good production as a senior with school-record for total offense (4,877), breaking Robert Griffin's record.

WEAKNESSES: Undersized and short, looking smallish in the pocket. Questionable decision-maker and makes too many risks throwing into coverage. Low release point with almost a sidearm delivery. Too many fastballs and needs to develop better touch.

Inconsistent footwork throws off his ball placement and his accuracy runs too hot/cold. Suspect field vision with too many low-percentage passes, not always seeing the defenders. Arm is good but far from great and he often holds onto the ball too long.

Compares To: Chase Daniel, QB, New Orleans Saints

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Player Overview

Florence has had the unenviable task of replacing Heisman-winner Robert Griffin III as Baylor's quarterback and leader this season. Entering the year as a likely undrafted free agent, the senior was rising somewhat in draft circles after his hot start, possibly into the later rounds. But his chances at being drafted took a huge hit in a loss to TCU on Oct. 13 as he came back down to earth.

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02/07/2013 - Despite a record-setting senior season, Baylor quarterback Nick Florence said he won't pursue an NFL career. Florence will focus on finishing his MBA instead of preparing for the April NFL draft. "I've decided to hang up my cleats and finish my master's in December," Florence said. "My wife and I have spent the last 1 1/2 months talking about it, and it all came down to what we wanted in life, and it didn't include playing football."

Stepping in for 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Florence produced a superb senior season as he passed for a school-record 4,309 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 568 yards and 10 scores. He ranked second nationally in total offense with 375.1 yards per game as he led the Bears to an 8-5 record that was capped by a 49-26 win over UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. He had planned to play in last weekend's Texas vs. the Nation college all-star game in Allen, but pulled out due to an ankle injury.

"Oh yeah, I'm going to miss it," Florence said. "I've been doing it my whole life. I don't know whether I would have been drafted, but I have no doubt that I could have made a team. But I'll look back and have a lot of great memories." - John Werner, The Waco Tribune-Herald

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