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2015 NFL DRAFT

Devin Gardner, QB

School: Michigan  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Detroit, MI
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 218 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
46624-

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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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Excellent size/build/athleticism combination for the position. Proven leadership skills, exemplified by being given the previously retired No. 98 jersey at Michigan in honor of legendary Tom Harmon. Gardner has NFL arm strength and the ball appears to jump off his hand.

Gardner has the athleticism to scramble and pick up yards with his legs.

WEAKNESSES: Upper and lower body mechanics are a mess and he often releases while off-balance, causing his ball placement to end up all over the place. He holds the ball too long and has struggled in the past with anticipating the rush and not recognizing his keys to find favorable match-ups downfield.

Poise and pocket presence is lacking at this point and he needs to do a better job working around the noise while keeping his eyes downfield. Without improvements as a passer this season, it's very possible Gardner will be evaluated at a different position with his size and athletic profile (17 catches, 268 receiving yards and four touchdown grabs in his career).

--Dane Brugler (8/4/14)

Player Overview

With an inconsistent-at-best run game in 2013, Michigan relied heavily on the passing game and Gardner stepped up with 60.3-percent completions, 2,960 passing yards and a 21-to-11 touchdown-to-interception ratio. But while the production was encouraging, his tape isn't as positive with a number of streaky tendencies that need improved in 2014 for him to be considered a viable draft pick.
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11/03/2014 - Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and Drake Johnson ran for two, helping Michigan to a 34-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the aftermath of athletic director Dave Brandon's resignation. The Wolverines (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) beat Indiana for the 19th straight time and have won 34 of the last 35 games in the series. This homecoming win came a day after Brandon's departure was announced - amid increasing frustration among fans with the state of the football program. Tevin Coleman ran for 108 yards for Indiana, but the Hoosiers (3-5, 0-4) couldn't overcome their injury problems at quarterback. Freshman Zander Diamont managed only 24 yards passing.

Brandon's resignation now puts the focus on Michigan football coach Brady Hoke, whose future is also very much in doubt. The Wolverines need to win two of their final three games to become bowl eligible. Coleman entered as the nation's leader at 170 yards rushing per game, and he remains the only running back in the country to rush for over 100 yards in each game this season. But he didn't extend that streak until the fourth quarter, when Michigan was already in control. - AP Sports

 

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