Thursday, March 9, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Alec Torgersen

Alec Torgersen, Penn
6-3, 230
Torgersen enters the draft as one of the most decorated Ivy League QBs ever in the modern era. In his last two seasons, he passed for 36 TDs and just seven INTs after a bumpy first couple of seasons for the Quakers. He tossed 11 INTs in one season as a sophomore, more than his final two seasons combined. He completed 69% of his passes as a junior, which was second in FCS football. He also rushed for 18 scores for his career.
The Good
He is a three year starter at Penn.
He is a student of the game who used film after his sophomore season to help him develop his game.
Has excellent ball handling skills when reading defenses pre-pass.
He is highly accurate and has nice touch on deep passes, and has excellent zip on short and mid range passes.
Shows solid touch on deep balls. Can get out of trouble with his feet, and can move the pocket.
Very accurate passer, and has confidence throwing in the middle of the field as well.
The Bad
Came from a zone read option offense at Penn.
Did not play against top flight competition.
He has not had to make too many decisions, as plays and checks are called in from the sideline.
Comes from a one read offense, and has to do some work in reading progressions, and has to develop into an NFL offense.
Hangs onto the ball too long at times.
Has an inconsistent throwing angle.
Final Overview
Torgersen is a small school prospect that has value in the late rounds, and could even climb a bit if teams fall in love with the potential here. Think Jon Kitna of sorts. He has long range potential with development, but he has a lot of work to do, which again, is a recurring theme with this class.
 He could be a three to four year prospect.

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