Notes: Married. Also played basketball and baseball as a California prep. Greyshirted in 2005 and redshirted in '06. Spent '07 and '08 as a backup to Broncos '09 sixth-rounder Tom Brandstater, completing 4-of-5 passes (80.0 percent) for 58 yards with zero touchdowns or interceptions in four games (all in '07). Took the reins in '09 and threw for 181-298-2,459-19-11 (60.7) in 13 starts. Also rushed 66 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns (2.6-yard average). In '10, started all 13 games and passed 227-360-2,817-23-9 (63.1). Team captain. Had a 16-10 career starting record. Graduated. Will turn 25 during his rookie season. Chose not to perform jumps at Combine.
Positives: Smart, mature, hardworking and has a passion for the game. Understands football concepts. Versed in a pro-style offense. Nice placement and anticipation.
Negatives: Has some wind-up in his delivery and often slings it sidearmed. Average arm strength. Inconsistent accuracy. Jittery in the pocket - too quick to drop his eyes in the face of pressure, tuck and run. Average lateral agility to sidestep the rush.
Summary: A pro-style, southpaw quarterback who fared well with a marginal supporting cast and weak offensive line and proved capable of carrying the offense as a senior. Has developmental potential.