The 2015 college football regular season has come to a close, which means bowl season is almost upon us. Once the bowls wrap up in early January, the all star game process gets underway, which is the formal entry into the 2016 NFL Draft analysis period. There is plenty to consider in the bowl games, but the all star games get us on the road to the NFL Combine.
The Senior Bowl has been releasing names of players who have accepted invites, and North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett is on the list. He had been invited to the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. The Shrine Game is January 23, while the Senior Bowl is January 30, and he elected for the latter.
When the season wraps up, we'll be breaking down all the notable quarterbacks in the potential 2016 draft class. TheSan Francisco 49ers could decide to invest a first round pick in Jared Goff or Paxton Lynch, but with Gabbert showing some decent stuff, and the 49ers moving closer to out of the top ten, they might decide it is better to wait until day two or three to draft a quarterback.
Here is what our man Greg Valerio has to say about Brissett:
QB Jacoby Brissett showcases an excellent combination of size (6'4 - 235 lbs.), speed, and athleticism with a big arm capable of making all NFL level throws. He displays good patience and solid pocket presence with excellent vision and awareness, superb mobility (very strong and hard to bring down), and improving accuracy. Brissett shows efficiency going through all his reads, quality movement within the pocket to find open lanes, and elusiveness to avoid defenders continuing to make plays outside of the pocket utilizing his strong arm throwing accurately on the run, or his powerful legs as a runner with his ideal size and speed.
Brissett will need to continue to improve upon his overall consistency, become a better manager of the game (takes too many unnecessary sacks), and will need to work on his sloppy mechanics and footwork; nevertheless, the former Florida transfer possesses the prototypical NFL size, arm, and mobility garnishing him a strong opportunity to be selected in the mid rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Brissett's stats twelve games in: 225/367 with a 61.3% completion percentage, 2,448 yards, 19/4 touchdown to interception ratio, 113 rushes, 303 yards, averaging 2.7 yards per rush, and 5 rushing touchdowns.