As we continue to dive into 2015 NFL Draft prospects, one player that is worth closely monitoring is Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty, arguably the top senior signal caller in the nation.
Petty saw his first real action as the full time starter in 2o13, but he’s adapted well and hopes to give the Baylor Bears a national title contender this season, fielding one of the top programs in the country.
He finished his junior season with 4,200 yards, 32 touchdowns, just three interceptions, and another 14 touchdowns on the ground. At 6’3″ 230 pounds, he has a great build for an NFL prospect and you can see when you watch him play that he has the arm to make every NFL throw, as well as operate in a fast-paced, high volume passing offense.
In the NFL, he will have to work on taking more snaps under center as well as improving in his different drops given those different formations, as well as the fact that he’s coming from a mostly one-read offense at Baylor.
There are certainly going to be hurdles, but with an improved senior season, I see no reason why Petty won’t be in the discussion to be a first round pick in 2015. He has the arm, puts great touch on his passes, and showed last year that he makes good decisions with the football, throwing just three interceptions in 403 pass attempts.
Here’s some scouting video cutups of Petty from the great folks at Draft Breakdown.