The Denver Broncos have a completely new quarterback lineup this year as they live to succeed in the present and the future. Nothing says that more than signing Peyton Manning in free agency, and then selecting Brock Osweiler out of Arizona State with the 57th pick.
Osweiler stands hoop-star tall in the pocket at 6’7″. He had 4,036 yards (63.2%), 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2011.
This is a QB that is super raw, but he’s got the size, strength, and accuracy to be successful. Throw in some bench time learning under Peyton Manning, and the Broncos may have just signed their QB of the future.
Caleb Hanie is starting to look more and more like Brady Quinn in Denver.
Here’s the scouting report on Osweiler from NFL.com:
- Size (6-foot-6 7/8, 242 pounds)
- Big-time arm strength – tremendous zip on intermediate and underneath throws
- Productive in lone year as a starter
- Mobile for his size – considered playing basketball for Gonzaga
- Quality footwork
- Quick release
- Known for his work ethic and leadership skills
- Immeasurable upside
- Has shown the ability to throw on the run
Maybe too tall?
- Limited experience as a starter – unrefined and should have returned for his senior year
- Tends to throw off his back foot when facing pressure
- Coming from a spread offense that primarily relied on taking snaps from shotgun
- Forces too many passes and struggles to give his receivers a chance to get to the ball
- Three-quarters release – needs to take better advantage of his height
- Inexperienced with pre-snap reeds
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