Prospect Profile: Kyle Orton

The Bears have selected a quarterback for the third straight year. The team used their fourth round pick on Purdue signal caller Kyle Orton.

Kyle Orton School: Purdue

Positives: QB
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 233 40: 5.09 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a true freshman. Posted career numbers 60.7%/ 3,090/31/5 as a senior.

Positives: Heady, intelligent passer with solid intangibles. Patient in the pocket, buys time and waits for receivers to come free. Sees the field, reads the blitz and immediately gets the ball to the hot receiver. Possesses a nice sense of timing, leads receivers in the short field and zips the intermediate passes.

Negatives: Possesses an elongated/wind-up motion, which slows his release. Cannot drive the deep throw as receivers are constantly slowing down to make the reception. Forces passes downfield on occasion and must improve his long accuracy. Fizzled at the end of his senior campaign and was benched.

Analysis: A signal caller who will draw much debate and opinion, Orton has abilities to play in a short passing game.

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