Prospect Profile: Andrew Walter

Andrew Walter School: Arizona State
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 233 40: 4.91 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Second-team All-Conference selection as a senior after passing numbers of 57.3%/3,150/ 30/9. Broke into the starting unit as a sophomore completing 56.7%/3,877/28/15.

Positives: Big, strong pocket passer who's been productive throughout his college career. Patient, buys time for receivers, and has a good sense of where his targets are on the field. Possesses a quick release and immediately gets the ball out of his hands. Fires the pass between defenders, easily gets the ball downfield and zips the outs. Displays a sense of timing, nicely places his passes, and does not have receivers waiting on the throw. Sees the field, senses the blitz, and for the most part, finds the open wideouts. Accurate down the field laying passes in front of targets. Always working to make something positive happen. Strong enough to withstand the rush and get the ball off with defenders in his face.

Negatives: Slow setting up in the pocket, releases the ball with a threequarters motion, and has a low trajectory for a tall passer. Immobile and cannot escape the rush. Erratic, misreads defenses and throws the ball into coverage. Makes the errant toss off his back foot. Does not throw tight spirals or the prettiest passes. Usually high of the mark and has receivers extending vertically to grab the ball out of the air.

Analysis: A big, strong quarterback with excellent physical skills, Walter is a prototypical drop-back passer for the next level. Must be more consistent with his reads and decision making if he's to ever be a starter at the next level.

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