Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden scouting report


Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State #3
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 217

 
Strengths:
Prototypical height. A decent athlete; pitched in the Yankees minor league system before returning to football. Fairly mobile; looks comfortable on roll outs; capable of buying time with his feet and occasionally taking off running. Strong arm; can make any throw on the field. Accuracy is shaky at times, but often appears due to footwork issues which are easily fixed. Mature for a rookie due to his age. A team leader; well respected by teammates and coaches.
Weaknesses:
Already 28 years old. Tends to lose his accuracy when throwing on the run. Decision making needs to improve; forces the ball into tight coverage, often when trying to force-feed Justin Blackmon the ball. Primarily took snaps out of the shotgun and did not play in an offense that translates well to the NFL; may take some time to adjust to an NFL playbook. Accuracy on throws beyond 15 yards is inconsistent. Mechanics are shaky at times; looks good when given time, but often rushes his throw and fails to set his feet; has a tendancy to throw from an open stance. Shoulder injury ended his baseball career; claims he only feels pain when throwing baseballs, not footballs, but it’s an issue that could pop up again as he ages.
Comments:
If Weeden were 22 he could potentially be worth a 2nd-round or even late-1st-round pick, but his age significantly limits his value. To draft a 28-year-old before the 3rd or 4th round, you’d have to be confident in his ability to start and be effective almost immediately. While there is a lot to like about Weeden – his arm strength, leadership, work ethic – he still needs to improve his footwork and become more comfortable with his decision-making skills under pressure. While he definitely has starter potential, he’ll be 30 before he’s ready to make a significant impact.
Videos:
2011 vs Stanford (bowl game)
2011 vs Oklahoma
2011 vs Iowa State 

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Leave a comment
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