Full Name: Kyle Orton School: Purdue
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 217 40: 5.11
The Good: Productive signal caller that's done a tremendous job
leading a passing offense in college. Patient in the pocket, buys time for
receivers and goes through progressions looking the open wide out. Displays a
great sense of knowing where pass catchers are on the field and takes what the
defense gives him. Very accurate down the field or over the middle, hits
receivers in stride or places passes in front of targets and lets them run to
the ball. Scrambles in the pocket buying time and waits until last second before
releasing the ball. Zips the intermediate range throws. Does a terrific
job sensing the blitz, picking up hot wide outs and not making bad decisions
under pressure. Takes the safe underneath option rather than forcing the throw.
Stands strong in the face of pressure.
The Bad: Slow setting up and releasing the ball off a three step
drop. Possesses just average arm strength and lacks the quick release or ability
to drive the deep throw. Could improve his overall footwork. Changes his point
of release in order to get the pass off. Most snaps are taken out to of the
shotgun formation and has a tendency to stray or float in the pocket when lined
up behind center.
The Skinny: Orton has done a terrific job leading Purdue's
offense and taking command of the passing game. Has athletic limitations and
must be schooled in the details of the pro-passing game yet a solid prospect for
the next level that could flourish in a west coast offensive system.
Scouting Report-Kyle Orton
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