Kevin Kolb burst on to the scene as a freshman, earning freshman AA honors after throwing for 3,131 yards while completing just over 61% of his passes for 25 touchdowns and six picks. As a sophomore the numbers dipped to just 2,766 yards at a 56.1 percentage rate, with only 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Kolb made a bit of a comeback as a junior, throwing for 3,258 yards while completing over 60% of his passes, and finished with 19 touchdowns to 15 interceptions. As a senior, Kolb had the year many expected after his quick start as a freshman. He threw for 3,423 yards with an amazing 67.7% completion percentage, and an even more ridiculous 27/3 TD/INT ratio.
Kolb has all the skills to develop into a quality NFL quarterback. He has decent size, and combines it with a good arm and solid athleticism. He has the toughness to sit in the pocket and deliver a strike, but also shows the mobility to leave the pocket and make things happen on the move. He can elude the rush and throw on the run, but can also tuck the ball and pick up yardage with his feet. Kolb has also started since his freshman year, so he has a ton of experience.
Kolb is a work in progress. He has had consistency issues throughout his career. He has had the tendency to force balls in the past, and tends to rely on his talent too much. A big issue will be adjusting to an NFL playbook. Kolb is going to need more work lining up under center and operating out of a pro attack.
The talent and toughness is not the issue with Kolb. If a team can be patient and give him time to continue to develop his skills, Kolb could become a quality NFL quarterback.