Blaine Gabbert Scouting Report

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Blaine Gabbert Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: SEC
School: Missouri Tigers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #11
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 235 lbs.
Drafted 1.10 in 2011 by JAX

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.62
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill6.84
20-yard shuttle4.26

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Relatively speaking, Blaine Gabbert has had a somewhat disappointing 2010 campaign. Missouri quarterbacks tend to throw for some major yardage in the wide open system. However, through the regular season Gabbert has thrown for a mere 2,752 yards and 15 touchdowns. That is pretty good for most teams, but is not what Tiger fans have come to expect. However, Gabbert did lead Missouri to a 10-2 season and completed an impressive 62.2 percent of his passes. It is not that Missouri threw the ball less this year, it is that Gabbert made smarter passes and often checked down to his talented tight end Michael Egnew. The result was fewer passing yards, but a higher completion percentage.

After spending his freshman campaign learning behind Chase Daniel, Gabbert stepped into a starting role in 2009. During that season Gabbert put up some big numbers. That was in small part due to presence of Danario Alexander who himself had 1,781 receiving yards. On the year Gabbert threw for 3,593 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also threw nine interceptions, a number that decreased to seven this season.

Gabbert has submitted the paperwork to the NFL Advisory Committee to see where he may land if he opts to go pro a year early. At 6-5 and 235 pounds, Gabbert has the look of an NFL quarterback. He is tall enough to see over most defenders and see where passing lanes are opening up and he has the accurate arm needed to make those passes. Missouri has flown under the radar a little bit this year, but Gabbert has all the tools to be an NFL quarterback, but he may need to come back to school for another year to get the national respect he deserves.

1/17 Update: Gabbert talked like he was ready to return to Missouri for his senior season, but that changed once he received some information from the NFL draft advisory board. The projected round by the board was not disclosed, but Gabbert is largely considered a first round talent. With his size and experience, he feels like an NFL quarterback. Considering some of the questions around the production of players like Jake Locker, Gabbert could even be a top ten pick by April.

3/25 Update: Gabbert did not throw at the NFL combine, so his March pro day was extra important. He reportedly struggled with some of the deeper throws, which is not a surprise at all, but overall looked very good. The solid showing should cement Gabbert's place in the top ten. With so many teams looking for a quarterback, it is hard to imagine the 49ers, Titans and Redskins all passing on Gabbert. Even if they do, somebody else could move up and take him.

Last Updated Mar-25-2011 by Joel Welser

4 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

gabbert will be the next dan mcgwire...u heard it here first

Posted by:
creeks21 03/13/11 07:33 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

charles davis on took gabbert 5th overall (to arizona), and cam newton 10th (to washington, yay!)

Posted by:
thexander 01/20/11 07:33 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

If he can show he can make all the throws, he's a 1st rounder, maybe top 10

Posted by:
seanrock 01/13/11 09:23 PM
Prediction: Undrafted

Will go back for his senior year he cannot leave after the game losing pick thrown against Iowa, great arm size, needs to polish his decision making skills. Could be a top ten pick if he impresses during his senior ear

Posted by:
mkoziarski08 12/30/10 05:25 PM