The official Andrew Walters bandwagon
Ok it is time for me to pick my "Player to pick for 2005" and by the thread title it is no mystery.
Name: Walters, Andrew
School: Arizona St.
A quarterback with good ball handling skills, has a quick setup in the pocket, has good touch on various passes thrown, good pocket presence
A player that possesses a excellent inner timer for pressure around him, he also leads his receivers well, which leads to more yards after catch, a underrated skill, he tends to avoid the rush well, poised, and seldom panics, inspiring and fiery type of quarterback
A quarterback that has a good balance of short, mid, and deep ball throws, has a lot of confidence and it shows in his play, even when his passes are not completed, many times his balls are catchable, his passes are consistently close to his receivers, has good football smarts
At times he shows too much of his emotions on his sleeve, and needs to keep his composure & poise, I also would like to see better foot placement in the pocket when throwing the ball, at times he throws off his back foot and other notable bad foot work habits, I would like to see him work on his overall fundamentals as a quarterback, needs to refine his game concerning the little things, also likes to force balls which disturbs me when you consider his experience and games played on the collegiate level at quarterback
As for his draft status, I feel due to his inconstancies and also season ending injury near the end of his collegiate career, that drop his draft value, so as a (5th RD) pick I see good value, depending on what team roster he lands on, he could be anywhere from a backup to a future All-Pro quarterback, has the mobility and quick thinking to be an excellent West Coast quarterback