Colt Brennan Scouting Report

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Colt Brennan Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Hawaii Warriors
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #15
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 196 lbs.
Drafted 6.20 in 2008 by WAS

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii

Brennan began his college career at the University of Colorado, but due to off field problems, his scholarship was revoked. After attending community college, Brennan landed at Hawaii where he immediately grabbed the starting job in 2005. He started 10 games and led the nation in total offense with 4,455 yards. In his junior season, Brennan broke or tied 18 NCAA passing records in route to grab the WAC Offensive Player of the Year Award as well as the Sammy Baugh Award. He made the All-American Third Team. In the 2007 campaign, Brennan started all 14 regular season games and went on to produce 4,174 passing yards to go along with a 38-14 TD/Interception ration. He completed 71.4% of his passes, also making Third Team All-American and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Brennan is a good athlete who posses a better-than-average arm. He has a very quick release and good pocket presence being able to slide and duck defenders. He is also a very accurate passer. Although he had some off the field issues, he is very tough mentally. He's not afraid to take risk. Brennan is not fast, but agile (4.79-40) and will take-off and run if the play breaks down. He has a slim frame, but can (and will need to) add bulk to it. He has difficulties fitting the ball into tight spaces, especially on deep outs. His throwing motion is unorthodox and he needs to improve his mechanics. Sideline delivery set him up for a lot of batter balls. Brennan worked a lot out of the shotgun formation, so performance in a conventional, pro-styled offense is questionable. He did not face top competition in college. There are several knocks on Brennan. The first and more publicized is that he is the product of the system Hawaii runs. Although there's some truth to it, his statistics were drastically inflated by the pass happy offense run by June Jones; he is not Timmy Chang. Brennan is a better athlete and possessed better QB traits than his predecessor. His slim frame might scare some teams, but he does have room to grow. His age, he will be 25 before the 2008 season starts, is another concern. His unorthodox delivery is overrated and sideline delivery can be corrected with pro coaching. He does posses a flare for the position and is a very intriguing prospect. But, he looked completely overmatched in the Sugar Bowl, where he threw three really bad interceptions and was sacked eight times. His draft stock plummeted during the Senior Bowl, where he looked very frail and did not show enough arm strength. His poor showing probably dropped him to the second day of the draft. Nevertheless, he is a talented prospect and in fact, the lesser the expectations are, less pressure he will have to perform. His slide will also enable him to sit out a couple of years and learn the complex NFL offensive systems. Brennen is still a good enough prospect and should merit a fourth or fifth round pick. He has high boom or bust potential. In time, he could develop into something good or be out of the league.

Last Updated Feb-27-2008 by Raul Colon

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