This is the time of year where underclassmen decide their football futures, and senior prospects try to enhance their status among scouting circles. That's exactly what University of Delaware quarterback and projected second round draft pick Joe Flacco is doing. Scout.com's Adam Caplan is reporting that Flacco has pulled out of the East-West Shrine Game and accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.
This is quite an honor for Flacco, as he will have a chance to play with the elite senior prospects in the nation.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound former Pittsburgh transfer enjoyed a tremendous season for the Blue Hens this year; a senior campaign where he came from obscurity and moved into the upper-echelon of college quarterbacks.
Flacco, who completed 63.5-percent of his passes for 4,263 yards, 23 touchdowns and just five interceptions this season, led the Blue Hens to an 11-4 overall record and a Division 1-AA National Championship appearance against Appalachian State.
The Blue Hens lost to the Mountaineers in the championship game, 49 – 21, but Flacco showed great poise throwing for 384 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Strengths: He's a polished passer who shows good poise in the pocket. He has great size and is a leader on the field. He has great awareness and delivers the ball with precision and leads receivers in stride. He makes good decisions and won't force throws. He goes through his reads, shows patience and displays a quick delivery.
Weaknesses: He's not a mobile quarterback and doesn't escape the pocket very well. He has to improve his footwork setting up in the pocket.