2015 NFL DRAFT

Kevin Hogan, QB

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: McLean, VA
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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STRENGTHS: Passes the eye test with a broad-shouldered, well-built frame for the position. Operates in a pro-style offense that will translate well to the NFL. Hogan has good accuracy to all levels with especially impressive touch on deep passes when he has the room to step into his throw.

Hogan has been well protected by the elite talent blocking in front of him but when pressure does force him off his spot, he is willing to step up in the pocket, exhibiting poise, toughness and quick decision-making to either throw or run.

Like Andrew Luck before him, Hogan is faster (and stronger) than he looks, making him a formidable threat on the run. Stanford's scheme calls for lots of play-action, boots and throwing on the move and deep shots -- staples of a pro-style offense that suit Hogan's athleticism and strong arm well.

Does a very good job of using the talent around him to push the ball downfield. He is a big athlete with a big arm and the coaches have raved about his football acumen and strong practice habits.

WEAKNESSES: Elongated delivery. Struggles with accuracy on deep passes. Lacks great mobility that is increasingly valued in the NFL. Stanford's power running game doesn't afford Hogan as many opportunities to rack up passing numbers as other top quarterback prospects.

Hogan flashes enticing talent but he struggled in surprising road losses at Utah and Southern Cal a year ago. Considering the losses along the offensive line and that the meat of Stanford's tough 2014 schedule is also on the road, Hogan's poise will be tested in 2014.

COMPARES TO: Philip Rivers, Chargers - Elongated wind-up that will earn plenty of criticism in the pre-draft process but like Rivers, Hogan's instincts, accuracy and velocity are enough to overcome the quirky delivery.

Player Overview

Hogan was rated as the nation's No. 13 quarterback prospect coming out of McLean, Va., where he also lettered in basketball at Gonzaga College in Washington D.C.

Hogan's grandfather, James M. O'Brien, played football at Navy, while two cousins played at Notre Dame and a cousing played for Arizona, so football certainly runs in the family bloodlines.

After redshirting in 2011 behing Andrew Luck, he took over the starting job for good on the third series against Colorado in 2012, leading the offense to scores on six consecutive drives. Hogan finished his redshirt sophomore season as an honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick while leading the Cardinal to five victories as a starter.

All he did in 2012 -- his first full year as the starter -- was help Stanford return to Pasadena, boost his numbers in every category and compile a 10-1 record against Top 25 teams. He certainly struggled in some games -- including in the loss to Michigan State to end the year -- but the NFL-caliber talent is undeniable.

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01/15/2015 - Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan will return to school as a fifth-year senior, opting to make one more run with the Cardinal next season instead of entering the NFL draft or pursuing other career paths. Hogan announced his decision via Twitter on Thursday, the final day for underclassman to declare for the draft. The school confirmed he would be back. Hogan's return should boost Stanford's chances to contend for the Pac-12 title. It also delays plans for his highly touted backups, freshman Keller Chryst and sophomore Ryan Burns, to take over the position. Hogan helped stabilize the program after Andrew Luck's departure and led the Cardinal to consecutive conference championships and Rose Bowl berths in his first two years as the starter before he and the program slid back this season. He has thrown for 6,518 yards, 48 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. - AP Sports
 

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