As a sophomore, Stanton completed just over 64% of his passes for 1,601 yards and eight touchdowns along with six picks. He added 687 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. As a junior, he became a big time threat through the air, throwing for 3,077 yards, while completing 66.7% of his passes for 22 touchdowns and 12 picks. He again had an up and down season as a senior, throwing for just 1,807 yards, while completing 61% of his passes, with a 12/10 TD/INT ratio.
Stanton has all of the skills you dream of when you think of a quarterback. He has good size, a good arm, but is also a very good athlete. He is a pocket passer that will sit in the pocket and deliver a strike, and take a hit. He has the arm to fire the ball down field, and the accuracy to deliver strikes on all throws. Stanton also brings excellent mobility, and has the ability to make plays with his feet when plays break down.
The biggest problem with Stanton is his consistency. He’ll have a two great games, followed up by a poor one. He’ll be on fire throwing passes, but then make some really questionable throws. He took another step backward as a senior, showing the inconsistency has not left his game.
Drew Stanton is a boom or bust player. He has the talent to be a star in the NFL, but lacks the consistency to be counted on as a starter or a high draft pick. He’s a player that some team may fall in love with, but will need time to develop no matter where he lands. If taken in the right spot, he could be a big steal with the amount of potential he has.