Mark Sanchez Scouting Report

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Mark Sanchez Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #6
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 225 lbs.
Drafted 1.5 in 2009 by NYJ

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.88
Vertical jump32.5
Broad jump9'08
Three-cone drill7.06
20-yard shuttle4.21

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

Sanchez is a fourth year Junior who redshirted his first year (2005) at USC. He appeared in six games, completing three out of seven passes for 63 yards and one INT. In 2007, Sanchez was the primary backup for John David Booty. He started three games in place of the injured Booty, completing 14-69 passes for 695 yards (60.5%) with 7 TDs and 5 INTs. Sanchez was named the Trojans' full time QB in the spring of 2008. He sustained a knee injury prior to USC's season opening game against Virginia. Nevertheless, Sanchez was able to make his first start of 2008 against the overwhelmed Cavaliers. He had an outstanding 2008 campaign, passing for 34 TDs with only 10 INTs. Sanchez had an outstanding performance against the vaunted Penn State defense in the 2009 Rose Bowl. He was voted Offensive Most Valuable Player after his 413 yards (28-35) and 4 TDs performance. He also ran for another score. Big (6-3) and blessed with a powerful right arm, Sanchez looks like the second coming of former Trojans great Carson Palmer. At times during the season he looked to be "a man playing against boys". Sanchez also possesses good mobility and is deceivingly fast (4.74). Physically, he has everything NFL teams covet in a QB prospect. He is still assimilating to the progression process and he could use more experience, but he is ready for the NFL now. Sanchez is a sure first rounder (could go as high as one overall now that he has declared). During the later part of the season there were indications he was ready to declare. Factors such as the renewal discussion around the NFL of a rookie salary cap pushed Sanchez into the 2009 Draft pool. Plus, he remembers the experience of Matt Leinart just a few years ago.

Last Updated Jan-16-2009 by Raul Colon

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Ironmanbednarik this is wildhoglipscomb and you don't know what you are talking about.

He has a delivery that could be quicker, but there is nothing awkward about it. He is known for his accuracy, so, I don't know how you pulled that out of your behind, and, everybody in the world has praised his footwork.

Posted by:
Deep One 04/08/09 02:42 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Although Sanchez is a sure fire first round pick he shows a lot of different problems in his game. Unsure feet, an awkward delivery and average accuracy were all viewable at the combine. Mark Sanchex could be the 4th or 5th ranked QB to come out of this draft class.

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Ironmanbednarik 02/22/09 06:23 PM