2017 NFL DRAFT

Jacoby Brissett, QB

School: NC State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 231 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
213106

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.942.93-- 31-4.537.17
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.902.931.79- 319'5"4.537.17

Player Overview

A Florida native, Brissett sat out the 2013 season as a transfer from Gainesville and earned the starting job in '14, opening eyes with his performance against Florida State as N.C. State almost pulled the upset. He finished the 2014 season with 26 total touchdowns (23 passing, three rushing), 2,606 passing yards and only five interceptions.

Brissett set career-bests in 2015 with 237 completions and 2,662 passing yards, earning All-ACC Honorable Mention honors and a spot on the Senior Bowl roster.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Built for the NFL with a filled-out frame. Has some Houdini to him with his mobility and physicality to brush off contact and keep plays alive. Natural body power in short-yardage situations (902 career rushing yards). Functional movement in the pocket and squares to his target to deliver on the run.

Strong arm to spin spirals and throw the entire route tree. Understands touch, controlling his ball speed to add juice or use trajectory. Experienced making NFL-style decisions, anticipating windows and reading different coverages. Vision to see the entire field as a passer and scrambler, knowing where the sticks are. Tough, durable and bounces back after physical collisions, standing tall in the pocket and finishing as a runner. Takes care of the ball with a career 46-to-15 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Senior captain with natural leadership qualities - sent his offensive teammates hand-written notes before every game and baked desserts for his offensive line. Self-motivated with insatiable work ethic.

WEAKNESSES: Not a confident downfield thrower with inconsistent deep accuracy - appears gun shy and often relies on check downs. Too comfortable throwing on the run or delivering with his momentum going backwards. Shaky platform and needs to set his base when given the time. Inconsistent footwork leads to inaccurate ball placement (59.5% career completion percentage). Low career interception numbers because he is too careful, not consistently pushing the ball downfield or fitting throws into tight windows.

Not an explosive athlete and tends to be indecisive on non-designed runs. Doesn't understand how to use his eyes, leading defenders with late throws. Pressure disrupts his tempo and late to climb the pocket.

IN OUR VIEW: Brissett is well-built with physical traits for the next level with his size, mobility and arm talent. He can make NFL throws, but is also slow to read and showed gun shy tendencies as a downfield thrower - was the king of dink and dunk and check downs inflated his completion percentage.

Brissett should improve with NFL coaching and has the intangibles and enough talent to carve out a back-up role, but tough to see him becoming a starter down the road due to his inconsistencies as a downfield passer.

--Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) (2/15/16)

 
 
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