The Visitors: Part One

Between now and the draft, Roar Report will provide overviews of players from our exclusive list of those draft prospects who have worked out for the Lions or visited the Allen Park facility. Part one of 13 inside, including bio, video and more.

Roar Report has compiled an exclusive list of (currently 13) players that the Detroit Lions have either privately worked out and had or will have visit their facility in Allen Park.

Between now and the draft, we will provide overviews of all players that have gotten an additional investment of time from the Lions scouting staff. At least two draft target reports will be published every day for Roar Report subscribers.

DRAFT TARGET DATA SHEET
(1 OF 13)
NAME Jay Cutler
POSITION Quarterback
COLLEGE Vanderbilt
HEIGHT 6' 4"
WEIGHT 225
SCOUT.COM
POSITION RANK
#3 @ Quarterback
#11 Overall
SCOUT.COM
RATING
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INTERACTION Will Visit Allen Park 4/20
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Scout.com Prospect Profile ...

Full Name: Jay Cutler School: Vanderbilt Pos: QB

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 226 40: 4.83 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after leading the SEC in passing with 59.1%/3,073/21/9. Junior totals were 61%/1,844/10/5.

Pos: Athletic prospect with the physical and mental skills necessary to start at the next level. Patient, stands strong in the pocket and immediately finds the open wideout. Displays a sense of timing, throws strikes and hits receivers in stride. Poised under pressure, can elude the rush and gets rid of the ball rather than taking a bad sack. Sells the ball fakes, accurate throwing on the move and displays toughness in all aspects of the game. Not afraid to challenge the vertical.

Neg: Must improve the consistency of his footwork - releases the errant pass off his back foot. Made a lot of plays on the college level because of his strong arm. Will force the errant throw into coverage on occasion.

Analysis: A consistent passer who has shown continual development throughout college, Cutler comes off a brilliant senior campaign. Must improve his fundamentals and pass placement but offers all the skills to lead a franchise into the future.

Lions Interest: If Cutler is available at the No. 9 overall pick, there is an outside possibility that Detroit considers him. But it isn't likely. The Lions already have a large chunk of cap space invested into the quarterback position with the signings of veteran Jon Kitna and fifth-year player Josh McCown. The team seems to be leaning defensively, but if we've learned anything about the Lions' GM Matt Millen's drafts, nothing is guaranteed.


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