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Kevin Hogan, QB

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: McLean, VA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 225 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Hogan passes the eye test with a broad-shouldered, well-built frame for the position. Instincts, accuracy and velocity are enough to overcome the quirky delivery.

Hogan has good (but not great) accuracy to all levels with especially impressive touch on deep passes when he has the room to step into his throw. While accuracy is a concern, arm strength is not. Hogan has a rifle.

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. Hogan shows impressive accuracy when rolling to his right. 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.

WEAKNESSES: Elongated delivery. Struggles with accuracy on deep passes. Lacks great mobility that is increasingly valued in the NFL.

Hogan can hit the open man consistently but too often his passes force receivers to adjust their routes slightly, limiting run-after-the-catch opportunities and occasionally leaving pass-catchers vulnerable to big hits. Worse, Hogan will simply air-mail a pass now and then, missing his receiver by a few yards.

IN OUR VIEW: Stanford's run-heavy offense doesn't cater to gaudy statistics and Hogan has struggled with consistency, at times, but he possesses many of the traits scouts are looking for and promises to be among the most scrutinized quarterbacks in the country this fall.

Inconsistent or not, quarterbacks with Hogan's combination of traits and experience in a pro-style offense typically don't last long on draft day. If Hogan can put it all together in 2015, he could "surprise" and give Michigan State 's Connor Cook a run as the top senior quarterback prospect in the country.

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.

Hogan enters his final season in Palo Alto with solid credentials (including 6,518 passing yards and 48 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions) but a track record of inconsistency and the perception that he struggles in big games. After some struggles in Stanford's disappointing 5-5 start to the season, Hogan ended last year playing well (including an MVP performance in the Foster Farms Bowl win over Maryland) despite the fact that he tragically lost his father, Jerry, to cancer in December.

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04/22/2015 - The unconventional scoring system Stanford uses for its spring game might have been the only drama this year. The defense dominated again Saturday, winning 23-7 by the school's official count. Of course, the unit had been ahead 27-7 on the scoreboard and didn't receive points for another turnover, which even had coach David Shaw questioning the final tally. "I would like to have control of the scoreboard on the sidelines every game that we play," Shaw quipped. Regardless of what the scoreboard showed, the game summed up exactly what Stanford is right now: a work in progress.

Perhaps the most encouraging part of the spring for Stanford is fifth-year senior Kevin Hogan looks more like the quarterback who carried the Cardinal to three straight wins at the end of last season than the inconsistent player during their 5-5 start. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 187 yards and said he feels as good as ever. "I thought it was a great spring all together," Hogan said. "We moved the ball efficiently down the field. We were efficient in the red zone. Defense is going to make plays. But I thought overall offensively, we had a great spring." - AP Sports



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