Willie Tuitama Scouting Report

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Willie Tuitama Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona Wildcats
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #7
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 220 lbs.

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Willie Tuitama, QB, Arizona

The Arizona quarterback is one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's Draft -- not because of his ability, but because he is a player without a position. Tuitama began his college career in 2005 when he started in four games (he became the starter in the Wildcats' seventh game). He posted modest numbers (82-142 57.7% 1105 with 9 TDs and 5 INTs). With a similar 2006 campaign (118-211 55.9% 1335 7-6), Tuitama really blossomed during his junior season (2007) when he led the QB-loaded PAC-10 with 28 TDs (327-524 62.4 3683 with 12 INTs). He regressed a bit in 2008 (259-399 3088 23-8), but still was effective in moving the Wildcats down the field. Tuitama has a good frame, but has a slight build. He is a very good athlete, with good arm strength and is a very accurate QB underneath (but tends to lose it after fifteen yards). Slow (4.78) of foot, he lacks pocket presence. He also tends to lose focus and lacks timing. Playing in a simplified system, Tuitama usually makes only one or two reads. He then tends to lock onto his receiver.and aims his throws (his mechanics need a lot of refinement). Tuitama's talent will warrant a late flyer, but he will most likely change positions in the NFL, if he makes it. He is not NFL QB material yet.

Last Updated Jan-21-2009 by Raul Colon

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