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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BEN ROETHLISBERGER: Miami (OH), 6050 241 4.85. Junior eligible. Three year starter with three consecutive 3,000 yard passing seasons. Set a conference mark for single season passing yardage in ’03. Stood out in the GMAC Bowl. An athletic quarterback with excellent size. Tall and sturdy. Played in a system which used the shotgun quite a bit — shows decent setup quickness when dropping off from under center. Holds the ball fairly high. Has a smooth over the top delivery. Deliberate at times but can unload quickly when needed. Patient pocket passer who generally makes good decisions. Poised under a rush. Has good arm strength — can rifle the long out and the deep comeback. Has a good feel for touch. Does a nice job of laying the ball over defenders downfield. Accurate. Mobile. Not sudden in his escape but he slides away from pressure well. Efficient passer on the move, particularly when rolling to his right. Will run when the opportunity presents itself — is a tough runner who will challenge tacklers. Sometimes loses downfield focus when looking to avoid — also shows a tendency to carry the ball low when evading the initial rush. Capable pooch punter — was frequently used in that capacity on fourth and short plays. Did well at the combine. Quality prospect.