Scouting Report: Derek Anderson

The Browns new quarterback has an NFL-quality arm

Derek Anderson School: Oregon State
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 242 40: 5.06 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter and second team All- Conference choice as a senior after passing numbers of 54.2%/3,615/29/17. Junior totals included 51.2%/4,058/24/24, when he set a school record for passing yards.

Positives: Big, strong pocket passer with a live arm. Patient when given time, waits for receivers to come free, then tosses the ball. Leads receivers over the middle, gets the ball downfield and displays solid long accuracy. Puts air under the deep throw letting receivers run to the ball.

Negatives: Stares down intended targets from the get-go, and slow going to secondary receivers. Tends to direct his passes. Makes poor reads, shaky under pressure and seemingly predetermines where he will throw the ball, no matter if it's into triple or double coverage.

Analysis: A passer with the physical skills to play at the next level, Anderson made strides as a senior, lessening the errant throws.

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