2017 NFL Draft

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Derek Anderson

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 242 | College: Oregon State
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Well-built athlete with a tall frame and long limbs … Has a compact delivery, but raw mechanics … Carries the ball low and will revert to a slight side-arm slinger-type of delivery when on the move … Has a lot of passes deflected at the line of scrimmage when he does not unleash with a high release … Throws a tight spiral with velocity and low trajectory, but shows inconsistency on most of his throws … Has completed just a little bit over one half of his pass attempts and is prone to forcing his tosses into a crowd, resulting in 57 interceptions for his career … Plays with poise and will step up in the pocket to take a hit, but gets tunnel vision by locking on to his primary target, then forces the ball to that receiver, causing his wide outs to constantly look back at the pocket rather than progress through their routes … Is best in the short and intermediate areas, where he can hit his targets on the move … Has adequate foot quickness in his drops, but is inconsistent with his depth and push from the center … Can get the ball out quickly when he needs to, but also shows a bit of a long arm action too often … Really doesn't set his feet consistently, throws fading or off balance way too much … Has a tendency to just flick the ball and float it … Doesn't always square up rolling right or left and lacks accuracy in all areas due to poor mechanics … Knows how to take something off and use touch … Can put good velocity on throws when he sets his feet and steps into throws, but is inconsistent reading defenses and finding the open receiver … Has just adequate agility in the pocket, but does run well once he breaks out … .Displays all the physical tools you look for in a quarterback, but he hasn't stepped up and been the player he's capable of … His long ball accuracy is a very big concern, as he seems to have plenty of arm strength behind it, but his throws are frequently off target … If some coach can unearth his talent, that NFL team can have a late-round find … Will be drafted more on his physical ability rather than production … Based on physical talent and arm strength, he's certainly worth a look in camp, but he needs to drastically upgrade his development to be considered anything more than a camp talent.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.


Liberal Studies major … Participated in the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana and was an instructor at the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Southern California, both in July, 2004 … Son of Laurie Gobel and Glen Anderson … Born 6/15/83 in Portland, Oregon.

High School

Campus: 5.0 in the 40-yard dash … 400-pound bench press … 30-inch vertical jump … 34 -inch arm length … 9 -inch hands … Right-handed … 15/27 Wonderlic score.


Attended Scappoose (Ore.) High School … Excelled for the Class 3A (4A is the state's largest) Cowapa League member Indians … Was the first individual ever selected the 3A Player of the Year in football and basketball in the same season … Scappoose won the state title his senior year … Selected the top quarterback in the state and second in the nation by Super Prep Magazine at the conclusion of his senior year … Super Prep All-American pick and rated the magazine's 10th best player in the nation … Also earned All-American honors from Prep Star and Student Sports … USA Today Player of the Year for Oregon … Threw for 8,177 yards and 85 touchdowns, and completed 61 percent of his passes during his three-year varsity career … Second team All-State pick as a junior … Averaged 26.8 points and 10.8 rebounds during his senior year on the basketball court … For his 104-game basketball career, he averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds … First team All-State choice as a junior and senior in basketball … Finished his career earning four letters in football and basket-ball and two in track (shot put, hurdles, 1,600-meter relay) … Played in numerous all-star games in football and basketball, including the inaugural National High School All-Star game in Highland, Texas … Graduated with a 3.2 grade point average.


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