Monday, September 10, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:35 AM
BLAINE GABBERT: Missouri, 6043 234 4.62. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Right handed passer who is consistent and accurate in his play. Gets the ball out of his hand quickly. Sudden to “catch” and release. He sees it quickly and hits it quickly. Can speed up his delivery under the pressure of a rush and keep his accuracy. Carries the ball chest high or higher at all times. No wasted motion to re-cock and throw. High overhand release. Demonstrates good touch over the linebackers and in front of the safeties. Generally throws a tight spiral with good velocity. High RPMs, good rotation. Will use his eyes and pump fakes to move the safeties. Athletic and mobile enough to extend the play. A rhythm and timing passer. Plays in a pass first spread offense that features slant routes, bubble screens, and quick outs. Will also step into the deep passes downfield and put the ball between the numbers on the receiver. A patient quarterback who spreads the ball around to four, sometimes five different receivers. Accurate throwing the skinny post down the seam. Deadly on the 18-yard out. Strong enough to run quarterback draws in the red zone. Will tuck the ball away and lower his shoulder going for the extra yard. A long strider who can scramble for positive deep yards. Will fail to get enough air under the ball at times. Guns the ball into tight spots. Quick step and throw. Accurate when moving around in the pocket. Throwing windows were small against Nebraska’s man to man coverage. A good athlete with good footwork. Will need to work on his drop back steps to throwing point and his balance transfers from back to front. Good anticipation and ball placement to receiver on the run. Keeps his eyes down the field. Appears to be the type of athlete who will prepare and work on his weaknesses. 2010 stats: 301/475, 3186 passing yds, 63.4%, 16 TDs, 9 INTs. Did not throw at the Combine. OSR:7/18. First round. (A-33, H-10, SS-4.26, VJ-33.5).