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Miami QB Brad Kaaya struggling when pressured

Most quarterbacks see their numbers go down when pressured, but Kaaya sees it decrease pretty significantly.

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There is a strong chance the San Francisco 49ers will select a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. They’ll have plenty of draft picks, likely fairly high in each round. The 49ers could very well have no quarterbacks on their roster at the start of free agency, so it seems safe to say they draft at least one quarterback at some point.

On Thursday, Virginia Tech thumped Miami. Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya had a prolific but inconsistent performance. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 323 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, with a QBR of 35.9 Pro Football Focus college analyst Steve Palazzolo tweeted out the following stats.

I don’t know how many pass attempts came with and without pressure, so we are missing a little bit of context. But I thought it would still be interesting to compare the basics with other draft eligible quarterbacks.

I asked PFF and they provided passer rating numbers for a handful of quarterbacks. I grabbed the list of QBs from Ron~Mexico’s FanPost, and added UNC QB Mitch Trubisky. Here are their ratings with no pressure and with pressure:

DeShaun Watson: No pressure 107.1, pressure 61.6
DeShone Kizer: No pressure 98.5, pressure 83.5
Chad Kelly: No pressure 116.3, pressure 58.1
Mitch Trubisky: No pressure 116.1, pressure 87.7

DeShaun Watson is running away with FanPost poll, at 54 percent. Opinions vary wildly on all these quarterbacks, but I figured these numbers are something worth discussing.