Alex Smith School: Utah
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 217 40: 4.76 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Two year starter voted MWC Player of
the Year last season after passing numbers
of 67.5%/2,952/32/4. All-Conference selection
as a sophomore after posting 65%/2,247/15/3.
Positives: Efficient and reliable passer that's done
well in his college system. Accurate in the
short field, leads receivers over the middle and
places throws where only his target can make
the reception. Solid timing on crossing patterns.
Patient in the pocket, effectively reads the
defense and does not make poor decisions.
Goes through receiver progressions, waits for
pass catchers to come free and throws to the
safe underneath target if nothing's available
downfield. Sets up with solid fundamentals and
passes with an over-the-top delivery. Keeps his
feet active and easily gets outside the pocket,
making the throw on the move. Displays
outstanding wherewithal and knows where
receivers are on the field. Throws tight spiral
with good zip. Stands strong and poised in the
pocket as it collapses around him.
improve his corner patterns in the end zone
as passes tend to be flat. Rarely threw the ball
down field in the Utah system.
Analysis: A natural
leader that does an excellent job running
the offense, Smith has been very productive the
past two years. Stays away from mistakes and
has a tremendous touchdown-to-interception
ratio. Does not have a deep passing arm just
yet but would be initially effective in a timing
or West Coast offense as he grows into a pro
Prospect Profile: Alex Smith
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