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Matt Ryan QB 6í5 228 Boston College 4.92

By: Robert Davis

Ryan has come a long way since a redshirt freshman season in which he completed less than 50% of his passes. As a sophomore, he threw for 1,514 yards while completing 62% of his passes for eight touchdowns and five interceptions. As a junior last year, he started to put it all together, earning 1st team ACC honors after throwing for 2,942 yards while completing just under 62% of his passes for 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while battling a leg injury all season. Ryan had a big senior season, leading BC to a #2 ranking before losing to Florida St in November. He threw for 4,258 yards, while completing 60.3% of his passes for 28 TDís and 18 INTís.

Ryan may be the best QB in the draft in terms of what he has from the shoulders up. He has all the intangibles and leadership qualities you want in a quarterback. He is tough, will play through pain, and knows how to run an offense and rally his troops. From a physical standpoint, Ryan is an accurate passer that has a strong enough arm to complete all the intermediate throws and move his offense down the field. He has solid mobility to elude the rush, and can throw a strike while on the run.

There is not any physical tool that Ryan has in abundance. His arm, athleticism, and mobility are all solid, but nothing jumps out at you.

Ryan may not have the physical tools of an Andre Woodson or Brian Brohm, but he may be better where it counts, which is in his ability to lead his team. Ryan has build on a quality senior year and cemented his stock as the top QB in the draft, and a top five selection.


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