Prospect Profile: Tom Petrie

Tom Petrie School: Northern Iowa
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 233 40: 4.98 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Played in four games as a senior after breaking a clavicle bone. Finished with 54.7%/741/8/3 passing. Totaled a career high 2,357 yards through the air as a junior, with 18 touchdown strikes. Moved into the starting line-up as a freshman.

Positives: Well-built, athletic passer who efficiently runs the game. Sets up with solid footwork, sells the ball fakes and has an adequate deep arm. Quickly finds the open wideouts and goes to the safe underneath route if nothing's available. Times the outs well, zips the short pass and gives receivers a chance down the field. Sees the blitz, effectively reads the defense and immediately finds the open wideout.

Negatives: Must improve his long accuracy. Not averse to throwing in a crowd. Marginally effective passing on the move.

Analysis: A solid prospect who had his development stunted by injury last season, Petrie possesses the physical skills to play at the next level. A long shot to make it at this point, yet a player who should be brought into camp next summer and given consideration for the practice squad.

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