By: Steve Johnson
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
6’4″ 214, 32, 9 3/4″
*DNP in combine drills
2014: 13 games. 221/378 (58.5). 3198 yards. 26 TD. 12 int.
2015: 12 games. 238/389 (61.2). 3238 yards. 16 TD. 5 int.
2016: 13 games. 261/421 (62). 3532 yards. 27 TD. 7 int.
Misc. Stats. 4 career rushing TDs.
Accolades: 2015 3rd team All-ACC
Injuries: Had a concussion in 2015.
History: Mother is “Felisha” from Friday.
Strengths: Three year pro-style starting experience (started as a true freshman going 6-7). Very smooth release, mechanics are on point (has been trained since he was 8 years old). Has the mental ability and make up of a player that knows how to play the position. Throws with timing, leads his receivers on short throws. Very comfortable under center and nice footwork. Sells the play fake well, leading to well timed rhythm passer.
Weaknesses: Limited arm strength, and doesn’t step into his throws. Makes a lot of one read throws. Lives off of crossing routes and racks up a lot of his yards on YAC. Subpar mobility and gets happy feet under pressure, leading to sacks. Accuracy and anticipation are issues, doesn’t hit receivers in stride.
Overview: More than developmental QB, he has already been well groomed since an early age. Could be a solid backup QB for years to come, but limited arm strength and questionable accuracy will always be his limitation.
Draft Projection: 3rd-4th Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.4