Penn State Nike Combine: Quarterbacks

Over the next few days, PittInsiders will attempt to give you some information on players that we have had the chance to watch and evaluate at Penn State. There were over 400 athletes in attendance, so naturally we didn't get to see them all. This is PittInsider's exclusive summary of the quarterbacks that we did get a chance to watch (*Denotes Underclassmen).

Dom Natale (6-2, 190, The Hun School, NJ) - Natale may have been the top QB at the combine. The best footwork of all the prospects, precise drops, always had feet planted and set before release. Possesses a very quick release. Arm strength is above average, seemed to be very accurate during the entire workout. Carried himself with a lot of poise and confidence.

Adam Hearns (6-1, 195, North Penn, PA) - The most athletically gifted of the lot. Doesn't appear to be a drop back style QB. Has a keen ability to throw on the run, very mobile, accurate, and above average arm strength. Lacks ideal QB height.

* Jeremy Ricker (6-2, 190, Bishop McDevitt, PA) - Ranks up there with Natale as the best that I saw. Very athletic, good arm strength. Carries himself like a college QB already and he's only a sophomore. Good field vision, soft touch, and outstanding feet.

Jordan Paar (6-2, 200, Williamsport, PA) - Very athletic, will get a look somewhere will his athleticism even if it's not as a QB. Good footwork, poised and confident, below average arm strength and bad mechanics on his release but can be corrected.

Tanner Kelly (6-3, 175, Clearfield, PA) - Extremely thin, needs to work on his feet, good velocity, and average accuracy.

Buck Smith (6-4, 190, Westlake, MD) - Seemed to have one of the stronger arms at the combine. Very cerebral, technically and fundamentally as sound as any of the QBs. Good feet, but could add a bit more weight.

Dana Revel (6-2, 190, Erie Cathedral Prep, PA) - Very athletic, quickest feet of the QBs, nice live arm, needs to work on accuracy. Once he harnesses all his physical tools, the skies the limit.

Drew Willy (6-5, 210, Randolph, NJ) - Nice size, strong arm, and above average accuracy.

Nick Worzel (6-5, 225, Wayne, NJ) - Best frame of all the QB prospects, strong arm, accurate, very confident and poised. Nice touch when needed.

*Pat Devlin (6-3, 196, Downingtown East, PA) - Much like Ricker, mature beyond his years. Very poised for a sophomore nice live arm, good footwork, and soft touch. Should be fun to watch these two young guns develop over the next 2 seasons.


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