Pro QB Almanac Sample, Bryce Petty

 

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#9​ ​Bryce​ ​Petty​​ ​6’3”​ ​230​ ​3rd​ ​Year,​ ​Baylor

Overview

Bryce​ ​Petty​ ​was​ ​a​ ​4th​ ​round​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Jets​ ​in​ ​2015.​ ​Petty​ ​did​ ​not​ ​see​ ​any​ ​game​ ​action​ ​as a​ ​rookie​ ​but​ ​made​ ​four​ ​starts​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​as​ ​he​ ​threw​ ​for​ ​809​ ​yards​ ​3​ ​touchdowns​ ​and​ ​7 interceptions​ ​while​ ​completing​ ​56%​ ​of​ ​his​ ​throws.​ ​His​ ​2016​ ​tape​ ​shows​ ​a​ ​quarterback​ ​who’s best attribute​ ​is​ ​throwing​ ​deep​ ​and​ ​getting​ ​rid​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​quickly.​ ​Petty​ ​is​ ​a​ ​below​ ​average​ ​athlete​ ​and when​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​improvise​ ​his​ ​poise​ ​diminishes​ ​within​ ​the​ ​pocket.​ ​Look​ ​for​ ​Petty​ ​to​ ​give everything​ ​he​ ​has​ ​during​ ​Pre-Season​ ​play​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​secure​ ​a​ ​spot​ ​on​ ​the​ ​53​ ​man​ ​roster.

 

Analysis

Petty​ ​is​ ​an​ ​able​ ​deep​ ​ball​ ​thrower​ ​who​ ​understands​ ​how​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​his​ ​receivers​ ​open​ ​down​ ​the field.​ ​He​ ​does​ ​an​ ​adequate​ ​job​ ​of​ ​making​ ​quick​ ​decisions​ ​post​ ​snap​ ​but​ ​the​ ​2016​ ​tape​ ​often showed​ ​a​ ​mix​ ​bag​ ​of​ ​him​ ​making​ ​the​ ​correct​ ​decisions​ ​with​ ​the​ ​football.​ ​Petty​ ​does​ ​not​ ​have great​ ​feet​ ​and​ ​often​ ​times​ ​he​ ​looks​ ​awkward​ ​while​ ​dropping​ ​back​ ​and​ ​lacks​ ​a​ ​smooth​ ​and​ ​crisp manner​ ​in​ ​doing​ ​so​ ​something​ ​that​ ​is​ ​a​ ​bi-product​ ​of​ ​playing​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Baylor​ ​spread​ ​system​ ​while in​ ​college.​ ​When​ ​his​ ​feet​ ​are​ ​not​ ​right​ ​he​ ​has​ ​a​ ​tendency​ ​to​ ​double​ ​clutch​ ​and​ ​panic​ ​in​ ​the pocket​ ​which​ ​gets​ ​him​ ​into​ ​trouble.​ ​Petty​ ​does​ ​have​ ​a​ ​fairly​ ​quick​ ​delivery​ ​and​ ​setup​ ​but​ ​at​ ​times becomes​ ​robotic​ ​and​ ​overly​ ​mechanical​ ​which​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​bouts​ ​of​ ​inaccuracy.​ ​Lastly,​ ​Petty​ ​is not​ ​nuanced​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​manipulating​ ​defenders​ ​with​ ​his​ ​eyes​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​tendency​ ​to​ ​lock​ ​onto his​ ​targets​ ​especially​ ​in​ ​the​ ​intermediate​ ​passing​ ​game.

2017​ ​Projection

Bryce​ ​Petty​ ​showed​ ​enough​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​to​ ​extend​ ​his​ ​NFL​ ​life​ ​as​ ​a​ ​backup​ ​quarterback.​ ​There​ ​are legitimate​ ​holes​ ​in​ ​his​ ​game​ ​however​ ​and​ ​his​ ​place​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Jets​ ​roster​ ​is​ ​not​ ​secure​ ​in​ ​2017. The​ ​noise​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Jets​ ​land​ ​is​ ​that​ ​Petty​ ​is​ ​more​ ​comfortable​ ​than​ ​ever​ ​so​ ​look​ ​for​ ​Petty​ ​to​ ​try​ ​and maximize​ ​the​ ​month​ ​of​ ​August​ ​to​ ​perhaps​ ​challenge​ ​for​ ​the​ ​starting​ ​gig.​ ​That​ ​being​ ​said​ ​he​ ​is​ ​in a​ ​very​ ​precarious​ ​situation​ ​as​ ​his​ ​stock​ ​is​ ​one​ ​that​ ​will​ ​be​ ​evaluated​ ​very​ ​carefully​ ​and thoroughly​ ​throughout​ ​training​ ​camp.​ ​Our​ ​prediction​ ​is​ ​that​ ​Petty​ ​makes​ ​the​ ​Jets​ ​roster​ ​as​ ​the #3​ ​quarterback.

 

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