Mitch Mustain Scouting Report

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Mitch Mustain Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #16
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 200 lbs.

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mitch Mustain, QB, USC

Coming out of high school Mitch Mustain was one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the nation. He was a very polished player with a good arm and all the physical skills the NFL would want for a signal caller. Mustain started to show his stuff as a true freshman at Arkansas in 2006. Mustain started the first eight games of the season and won all eight of them. He ended up completing just 52.3 percent of his passes for 894 yards and ten touchdowns, but his future still looked bright.

Then Mustain fell out of favor with Arkansas coach Houston Nutt and opted to transfer to USC. In 2008, after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, Mustain was the backup to Mark Sanchez. In limited action, he completed 11 of his 16 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. The following season Mustain lost out on the starting job to Matt Barkley. He could have left USC after that, but opted to stick around and be the backup, which he was for the rest of his collegiate career. There is a history of backup USC quarterbacks doing perfectly fine in the NFL and that is what Mustain is banking on right now.

Mustain has a ton of experience in a pro style offense and that should get him drafted as a late round flyer. Sure that experience is on the practice field and Mustain has done nothing to prove that he can be a more efficient quarterback than he was at Arkansas when he threw way too many interceptions, but he was just a freshman back then. Mustain will measure out well in the pre-draft workouts and some team can have a quarterback who knows what to expect at the next level with a late round pick.

Last Updated Dec-07-2010 by Joel Welser

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