By: Steve Johnson
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
*combine measurements and drills added in Feb.
2015 (BAY): 10 games. 75/109 for 1,265 yards. 12 TD, 2 int
2016: Sat out
2017: 14 games. 246/370 for 3,158 yards. 18 TD, 6 int.
Accolades: 2017 First-team All-SEC
History: 4-star recruit out of Stephenville, TX., originally signed with Baylor. When Art Briles was fired, he chose Auburn because Malzahn had a good relationship with Briles and “trusted him”.
Strengths: Good size. Strong arm. Good athlete, can buy time with his legs and also take off for a first down when given the opportunity. Has shown the ability to drop the ball into tight windows. Experienced starter, that has played in a ton of big games.
Weaknesses: Inexperienced running an NFL offense, runs a very simple offense at Auburn. Was rarely asked to make multiple reads. Mechanics, specifically foot work, is inconsistent. Decision making is questionable, has looked flat out bad at times. Hasn’t handled pressure very well.
Overview: Stidham, has the tools to become a first round talent. He has a strong arm and is a good athlete. Unfortunately, he has been very inconsistent in his decision making and mechanics and will need to work on those in 2018.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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