Pros: Quick "typewriter" feet, always ready to throw ... Very quick release ... Calm under pressure ... Had complete control of the Bear Raid offense, with the ability to tag routes, remove routes, change protections and plays by his third year in the system ... High football IQ ... Calm under pressure; completed 60% of his passes against the blitz as a junior ... Not a dual-threat, but mobile when he needs to be to keep plays alive ... Just shy of elite arm talent ... Can throw receivers open ... 6 receivers caught 40+ balls last season, will spread the ball around, go through progressions ... Not a one- or two-read quarterback, will check down to fourth and fifth options regularly ... Elite field vision ... Not afraid to step up into pressure ... Sacked more than 26 times each of the last three seasons, did not miss a single game ... Off field: Completely unselfish, won't get in trouble ... Football nerd, will spend more time watching film and studying than in the club.
Cons: Slight frame (measured in at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds) ... Has shown issues throwing in inclement weather/colder climates ... Played in a spread system ... Hands measured in at 9 inches ... Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has made a point of nkting that hand size is important when playing in cold weather cities.