As the 2014 NCAA football season approaches, it’s time for NFL Draft fans to start taking a look at the guys who will be or potentially will be part of next year’s draft.
Today, we take a look at Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo, a redshirt senior who was tasked with taking over for Colin Kaepernick, who was a second round pick in 2011.
Fajardo is 6’2″ 215 pounds, so he has good size for a prospective NFL quarterback. He finished last season with 3,254 all-purpose yards and 21 total touchdowns (13 pass, 8 rush). Here’s a cutup of him from the good folks at Draft Breakdown, where you can view all his prospect videos.
At this point, health is somewhat of a concern for Fajardo. He missed some time last season but if if he can stay healthy for an entire year, he should be able to put together the type of film that will have NFL scouts eager to get their hands on him. He doesn’t have the strongest arm in the class but he has great accuracy in the short-intermediate range.
Fajardo also makes smart decisions with the football. Last season, he set a conference record with 193 passes completed without an interception.
Coming to the NFL, he’ll have a good grasp of a fast-paced, run and shoot style offense though coming from the Pistol could be something of a transition.