By: Steve Johnson
Ryan Finley, QB, NC State
*Combine measurements and drills posted in Feb.
2014 (Boise St.): 4 games. 12/27 for 161 yards. 2 TDs, 1 int. (redshirted)
2015 (Boise St.): 3 games. 46/70 for 485 yards. 1 TD, 4 ints.
2016: 13 games. 243/402 for 3,059 yards. 18 TDs, 8 ints.
2017: 13 games. 311/478 for 3,514 yards. 17 TDs, 6 ints.
History: Three-star recruit out of Phoenix, he signed with Boise St. Redshirted in 2014, suffered season ended ankle injury in 2015.
Strengths: Good height. Poised pocket passer. Has smooth release. Accurate passer with good touch on his ball. Good timing and anticipation thrower. Tall in the pocket. Throws a good accurate deep ball.
Weaknesses: Skinny, needs to add some bulk. Doesn’t have the zip on his throws you’d desire for a franchise QB. Isn’t going to offer much as a runner. His ability to drive the ball into tight windows is lacking. More of a rhythm passer. Will be a 24 year old rookie.
Overview: Good rhythm passer that has some desirable NFL traits, but ultimately doesn’t have the velocity NFL franchises covet. Can be a really good backup QB in the NFL, capable of coming in and winning some games.
Draft Projection: 3rd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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