atljbo Posted March 5, 2008 Share Posted March 5, 2008 AnalysisPositives: Has a tall, well-proportioned frame with adequate muscle tone in the upper body...While he looks lean in his lower frame, he has the strength to absorb punishment standing in vs. the rush. Quick to change direction, showing the range of motion to escape pocket pressure...When forced to escape the pocket, he shows the balance and agility to gain yardage, but is not really used much as a running threat...His football IQ matches that of his academic skills...Knows the offense as good as the coaching staff and spends the extra hours studying tapes...Quick to grasp even the most complicated of offensive systems and will have no problems digesting the playbook...Shows the ability to make progression reads and shows good judgment in the pocket...Picks up changes in the defense almost immediately when operating under center and has the total confidence of his coach to devise game plans and execute it on the field...Could be more vocal on the field, but he has total command of the huddle. He hates "special treatment" that most quarterbacks require and prefers to be considered "one of the guys."...Likes the challenge and shows excellent toughness to stand tall and take the hit when the pocket collapses...Takes well to hard coaching and has a very business-like approach, just like the one that Drew Brees (Saints) has taken throughout his career...Even though he is perceived as a quiet leader, he will speak up when he needs to and has complete command in the huddle...Demonstrates the feet and balance needed to drive back from center, set up and be in position to unleash the ball in an instant...Has the body control to take the snap, drive off with his back foot and get to his set point before the defense can properly diagnose...Shows patience waiting for his target to uncover and excels at making progression reads, as it is very rare to see him lock on and throw to a receiver in coverage...Uses all of his targets with effectiveness and the thing you see on film is his ability to find his secondary targets, as he has that keen vision to scan the entire field before making that split decision to throw...When he throws with a high release, he demonstrates outstanding quickness, as he does a very good job of throwing across his body effectively...Smart enough to improvise on the move and shows a smooth and compact release...Puts good zip behind his tosses when throwing from the outside hashes and demonstrates the balance and agility to drive back from center to get to his set point...Knows how to place the deep ball, despite not having a cannon for an arm, as he is very effective at laying the ball over the top and down the seam...Can make the toss to the boundary and has made steady improvement on crossing routes...Has worked hard to vary the speed on his throws to make the completion, displaying the timing and consistency to make all of his throws, putting enough zip on his attempts to connect from the outside hash...Few young quarterbacks have the poise standing in the pocket that Brohm shows...Keeps calm under pressure, stands tall under the blitz and has the nimble feet to elude defenders shooting the gaps on stunts...Has the peripheral vision to quickly locate edge rushers and will not shy away from absorbing punishment and taking the hit in order to complete the pass...Has that mentality to know that he can make all of his throws, but is not the type that will get "happy feet" and run with the ball too early, as he is good at making quick decisions...Has a very good feel for pocket pressure, as he can throw well on the move and has the loose hips to redirect and avoid pressure...Shuffles his feet well to avoid low tackles and will not hesitate to step up in the pocket to make the completion...Won't scare any defender as a scrambler, but he shows good awareness and lateral agility to slide in the pocket and can square his shoulders to generate better accuracy throwing to his left or right...Has the ability to stand tall and hit his targets in stride on timing routes, showing a good feel in the pocket to make good decisions with opponents flushing him out of the pocket.Negatives: Needs to throw the ball with a better arc and trajectory, as he has had a fair amount of his passes deflected (34 in both 2005 and '06 and 33 in 2007)...Has less-than ideal arm length for a quarterback (29 5/8-inch length)...Needs to improve his lower-body strength and tone, especially in the quadriceps and calves...Has good mobility and quickness, but does not rely on his speed to be much of a threat running with the ball...Much has been expected from based on the accomplishments of his father and brothers, but he resisted family urges to apply early for the 2007 draft, as he felt another year in college would be more beneficial...Needs to refine his release point, as he tends to drop the ball near his waist when getting into throwing motion with a windmill action when he is trying to air the ball out...Can be systematic in his approach, getting the ball off quickly, but you can see a bit of a long windup when he throws long with a lower release point...Shows good zip on his short throws, but when he fails to set his feet, he will get into a rhythm where the receiver will have to accelerate in order to get to his tosses, as he will over-lead at times...Sometimes in the short area, he would throw too early, failing to hit his targets coming out of their breaks, but he refined his release a bit to be more over-the-top...Not a vocal type, and this could irk some position coaches, but will take command in the huddle and is a respected leader...Has good mobility and can roll either right or left and throw with accuracy, but could be more consistent in this area...Has enough skills to avoid and escape the pass rush, squaring his shoulders well, but with his lack of foot speed, he needs to improve timing on shallow crossing patterns to add another dimension to his game.Compares To: DREW BREES-New Orleans...Brohm is three inches taller and 15 pounds heavier than Brees, but both show tremendous poise standing in with the pocket tightening. Brohm has the drive back from center and to his pass-set point and the vision scan quickly to locate secondary targets. He is a high-percentage passer and good decision maker who will not force the ball into a crowd. While his arm strength isn't cannon-like, he is capable of making all the throws, showing good patience when attacking the middle of the zone. Even though the team struggled in 2007, he remained healthy as a senior, securing his spot as a probable first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.Brohm is the QB that we need....if we is there in the second round, that would be a steal Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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