Bryce Petty QB Baylor #14
Size/Athleticism: Adequate height. Well built and can take some hits. Moderate athleticism. Not a serious threat to run, but capable of escaping pressure.
Arm strength/Accuracy: Adequate arm strength, can make the necessary throws. Downfield accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. Simply throws the ball up for grabs with zero ability to place the ball. May be able to fix some of the accuracy issues with improved footwork. Handles quick, short throws with ease. Timing is an asset on the shorter throws.
Footwork/Release: Extremely inconsistent footwork. Bounces a lot, even in a clean pocket, and gets happy feet when he’s being pressured. Does not throw from a set base with consistency, even in a clean pocket.
Decision making: Plays in a system that requires very few pre-snap reads, so this is an area that will remain an unknown. Offense is primarily a one-read system.
Intangibles: Coaches praise his work ethic. Respected by teammates and clearly a leader on the field.
Durability: No known issues.
Overview: Petty has some NFL physical traits but nothing about his game will translate to the pros immediately. His mechanics, especially his footwork, are atrocious. And his downfield accuracy, while partially tied to footwork, may never reach an NFL level. He plays in a simplistic offense by NFL standards and often just throws the ball up for grabs with zero attention to placement. He’s a gunslinger with a Brett Favre-like mentality, without any of Favre’s physical tools to make up for the aggressive, and sometimes careless, approach.