Prospect Profile: Sean Canfield's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield inside.

Sean Canfield
School: Oregon State
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-3
Weight: 221
Projected 40-Time: 4.85

Star Rating: Grade: 71
Draft Projection: 4th - 5th Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

Canfield has good mechanics, but lacks arm strength.
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Strengths: Canfield has prototypical size and footwork for a quarterback at the next level. He reads a defense well and shows poise in the pocket. He’s fundamentally sound and has excellent mechanics. He has a quick release and delivers the ball with timing on intermediate routes. He’s an intelligent signal caller and makes proper decisions under pressure.

Weaknesses: He primarily worked out of the shotgun and will have to adjust to taking snaps under center. He has average arm strength and struggles with his accuracy down field. He lacks mobility and doesn’t elude the rush well.

Steuber Says: Canfield injured his shoulder in 2007, but got it back to full health and has produced. A two-year starter, Canfield developed into a quality prospect this season; he completed 67.9-percent of his passes for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Canfield possesses the intangibles you want from a quarterback, and if he continues to progress through the off-season, he could emerge as a high third round selection.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the network and on If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.

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