D-Ray Posted February 27, 2008 Share Posted February 27, 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Hem8WbjvI&feature=relatedName: Kevin O'Connell College: San Diego State Number: 7Height: 6-6 Weight: 228 Position: QB Pos2: Class/Draft Year: rSr/200840 Time: 4.6 40 Low: 4.59 40 High: 4.79 Projected Round: 5 Stock: Rated number 11 out of 111 QB's 159 / 2545 TOTAL 02/25/08 - After a weekend in which he met individually with eight teams, which he would not identify but which is believed to include the Chargers, O'Connell was pleased. He knew he needed to show improved footwork when dropping back, and he said the coaches on the field told him they were impressed with the work he'd done since the season ended. People know I'm athletic and can run, O'Connell said. But the NFL is more about what you do in the pocket. O'Connell said he could have run a faster 40 but had focused more of his training on the throwing session. It paid off. One coach estimated that 16 of O'Connell's 22 throws were good. Next to brennan's impressive day he was the 2nd best QB of this years combine He did enough for teams to be more interested in him, the coach said. He did very well for himself. Before Kevin O Connell s senior season, I compared the 6-foot-6, 235-pound San Diego State quarterback to Drew Stanton, a 2007 second-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions. At the time, I didn t realize I was selling O Connell short, and in more ways than one. The La Costa Canyon High alumnus is taller, heavier, faster and a better passer. NFL scouts are having a hard time comparing O Connell to other quarterbacks. The only starter in the league with his size and wheels is the Tennessee Titans Vince Young, and O Connell is arguably more advanced at reading defenses coming out of college than Young. All NFL scouts need to do to evaluate O Connell s pocket poise is watch film of his 27-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Brown on third-and-13 in the last minute to beat Wyoming. He made three reads, all covered, but he still found Brown after Brown broke off his pattern to get open. He delivered a pass in the corner of the end zone as he started to scramble. That doesn t mean O Connell will hear his name as early as the second round in the NFL Draft on April 26-27, but know this: From his senior season to his two all-star game appearances in Houston and Honolulu to last weekend s NFL Combine in Indianapolis, O Connell has continued to improve his stock and proved he can be this years biggest suprise in the NFL. He has the perfect size 6'6 combine with arm strenght, mobility and knowledge of the game. He is the complete pack in this years draft. Look for him to go on the late 3rd round.Ready to start: C+Potential: A-Status: His is making ascouts fall in love with him. This kid is giftenSuccess in the NFL: he is a quick learner and can apadt to any system in the NFL. This comes ready to takes any ones job in the middle of the season. There is no dounbt he will have success in the NFL all he needs is an opportunity or he will take one at any given chance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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