School: N.C. State.
Combine measurables: 6-foot-4, 231 pounds.
Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.94 seconds. Vertical: 31 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.17 seconds.
Career stats: 39 games, 499 of 839, 59.5 completion percentage, 5,723 yards, 46 TDs, 15 INTs.
Draft projection: Fifth or sixth round.
Lowdown: Brissett spent the first two years of his college career at Florida before following coach Dave Doeren to N.C. State. He started every game the past two years, earning All-ACC honorable mention as a senior after throwing for 2,662 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Brissett had a monster game against defending national champion Florida State in 2014, going 32 of 48 for 359 yards and three touchdowns. ... Fits the physical profile for an NFL quarterback well, with a strong arm and strength in the lower body to extend plays. Scouts have praised his character and competitive spirit. Played in a Wolfpack offense that called on him to take snaps from under center and make NFL throws to the sideline. According to NFL.com, completed nearly 60 percent of his passes when forced to throw on the run. ... Brissett was constantly under pressure in 2015, getting sacked 37 times. As a result, scouts have seen him develop bad habits, like throwing off his back foot. His accuracy on deep throws (those of at least 21 yards) was just 23.1 percent, according to NFL.com. ... Can get locked onto his primary receiver.
They said it: “I know he has NFL size. He’s got some really good athleticism. He’s, I think, proven that he can make all the throws at the college level, and he’s just got to tighten up his consistency. He’s got to do it down after down, game after game, week after week, I think, to really improve.” –ESPN analyst Jon Gruden
– Jay Skurski
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